WINNIPEG – For the third game in a row, the Winnipeg Jets will receive a boost to their lineup.
The Jets will have center Bryan Little back on their top line Tuesday against the New York Rangers at MTS Centre. Little missed 11 games because of an upper-body injury. His 24 goals tie him for second among Winnipeg scorers, and his 51 points rank third.
Forward Mathieu Perreault missed 16 games because of a lower-body injury before returning Sunday for the Jets’ 4-3 home loss against the Chicago Blackhawks. Defenseman Dustin Byfuglien returned March 26 and has scored three goals in his first two games since an upper-body injury cost him nine.
“I felt really good this morning,” Little said. “The good thing is I’m going to have a lot of energy tonight. I might be a little rusty with the puck. For me, it’s just going to be [a matter of] trying to keep calm before the game. I imagine that I’m going to be a bit nervous and a bit excited.”