WINNIPEG -- The Winnipeg Jets may not have forward Mathieu Perreault for Game 1 of their Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Anaheim Ducks that starts Thursday at Honda Center (10:30 p.m.; CNBC, TVA, SN, PRIME).
Perreault, who sustained a lower-body injury April 9, did not practice Tuesday before the Jets departed for Anaheim. He missed the Jets' final regular-season game April 11. An offseason addition from the Ducks via free agency, he had 18 goals and 23 assists in 62 games with Winnipeg, and played several key roles on the second and third lines as well as the power play.
"[Perreault] is getting better," Jets coach Paul Maurice said. "We don't want to turn it into a bigger problem than it is, so he'll get out on the ice. He may play based on how he feels after his skate. I expect him to play sooner rather than later."