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Projected lineups for Jets, Senators

Thursday, 10.20.2011 / 12:30 PM

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

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Projected lineups for Jets, Senators
Here's what the projected lineups could look like for Thursday night's game between the Winnipeg Jets and Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place.

SENATORS
Nick FolignoPeter ReginDaniel Alfredsson
Milan MichalekJason SpezzaColin Greening
Zack SmithMika ZibanejadChris Neil
Jesse WinchesterStephane Da CostaErik Condra

Jared CowenSergei Gonchar
Chris PhillipsDavid Rundblad
Filip KubaErik Karlsson

Craig Anderson will get the start in goal, with Alex Auld serving as backup.

Jesse Winchester will be returning to the lineup for his first game of the regular season, after coming off a shoulder injury sustained at the beginning of training camp. Zenon Konopka and Brian Lee are the healthy scratches.

JETS
Andrew LaddBryan LittleBlake Wheeler
Alexander BurmistrovNik AntropovKyle Wellwood
Evander KaneMark ScheifeleTim Stapleton
Tanner GlassJim SlaterChris Thorburn

Dustin ByfuglienTobias Enstrom
Mark StuartZach Bogosian
Johnny OduyaDerek Meech

Despite coming off a 4-3 shootout loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night, Ondrej Pavelec will get the start, with Chris Mason backing him up.

Jim Slater is battling the flu, so if he doesn't go tonight, Tim Stapleton will pick up his minutes.
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The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

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