WINNIPEG -- Goaltender Michael Hutchinson will be in and left wing Evander Kane will be out for the Winnipeg Jets when they finish a home-and-home series with the Minnesota Wild at MTS Centre on Monday.
Kane will be out until early February with a lower-body injury he sustained in a 4-3 overtime win at Minnesota on Saturday, Jets coach Paul Maurice announced after the morning skate. Kane has six goals and nine assists in 26 games after missing eight games in October with a knee injury.
Maurice will move left wing Chris Thorburn to Kane's spot on the third line with center Adam Lowry and right wing Matt Halischuk. TJ Galiardi will replace Thorburn at left wing on the fourth line. The Jets also recalled left wing Patrice Cormier from the St. John's IceCaps of the American Hockey League on Sunday, but he will not dress.
Hutchinson will start for the third consecutive game and the fourth time in the past five games.
"[Hutchinson's] play has been stellar for an awfully long time," Maurice said, adding Hutchinson having faced Minnesota on Saturday also factored into his decision.