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Montoya could start for Jets in Ottawa

Saturday, 02.09.2013 / 12:50 PM

By Erin Nicks - NHL.com Correspondent / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

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Montoya could start for Jets in Ottawa

OTTAWA – Friday, Winnipeg Jets coach Claude Noel said Ondrej Pavelec was battling flu-like symptoms but wouldn’t confirm Al Montoya as the starting goaltender. If Pavelec is still ill, look for Montoya to make his third start of the season Saturday against the Ottawa Senators. The Jets' backup goaltender sports a 4.33 goals-against average and .806 save percentage.

Here are the projected lineups for the Winnipeg Jets and Ottawa Senators on Saturday afternoon. Due to the 2 p.m. start, neither team held practices on Saturday.

JETS

Evander KaneOlli JokinenNik Antropov

Andrew LaddBryan LittleBlake Wheeler

Alexei PonikarovskyAlexander BurmistrovKyle Wellwood

James WrightJim SlaterChris Thorburn

Tobias EnstromPaul Postma

Ron HainseyZach Redmond

Grant ClitsomeMark Stuart

Al Montoya

Ondrej Pavelec

Injuries: Antti Miettinen, Zach Bogosian, Dustin Byfuglien, Ondrej Pavelec

Scratches: Anthony Peluso

SENATORS

Mika ZibanejadKyle TurrisDaniel Alfredsson

Milan MichalekZack SmithJakob Silfverberg

Colin GreeningPeter ReginChris Neil

Kaspars DaugavinsStephane Da CostaErik Condra

Marc MethotErik Karlsson

Mike LundinSergei Gonchar

Chris PhillipsPatrick Wiercioch

Ben Bishop

Craig Anderson

Scratches: Jim O’Brien, Andre Benoit

Injuries: Guillaume Latendresse, Jared Cowen

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