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Projected lineups for Jets, Panthers

Monday, 10.31.2011 / 12:40 PM

By Alain Poupart - NHL.com Correspondent / At the Rink blog

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Projected lineups for Jets, Panthers
Here's how the lineups could look tonight when the Winnipeg Jets and Florida Panthers face off in a Southeast Division battle at the BankAtlantic Center:

JETS
Andrew Ladd - Bryan Little - Kyle Wellwood
Evander Kane - Nik Antropov - Alexander Burmistrov
Tanner Glass - Jim Slater - Chris Thorburn
Kenndal McArdle - Tim Stapleton - Blake Wheeler

Mark Stuart - Zach Bogosian
Tobias Enstrom - Dustin Byfuglien
Johnny Oduya - Randy Jones

Ondrej Pavelec
Peter Mannino

Jets coach Claude Noel said he's hoping D Ron Hainsey (upper body) will be cleared to practice by the end of the week and could return to the lineup before the end of Winnipeg's seven-game road trip. Noel said goalie Chris Mason (groin), who was injured in the third period of Thursday's 9-8 victory at Philadelphia, is day-to-day,

PANTHERS
Tomas Fleischmann - Stephen Weiss - Kris Versteeg
Scottie Upshall - Marcel Goc - Tomas Kopecky
Marco Sturm - Mike Santorelli - Jack Skille
Shawn Matthias - Tim Kennedy - Matt Bradley

Jason Garrison - Brian Campbell
Dmitry Kulikov - Mike Weaver
Ed Jovanovski - Erik Gudbranson

Jose Theodore
Jacob Markstrom

Forward Sean Bergenheim (lower body) and goaltender Scott Clemmensen (knee) both took part in the morning skate, but coach Kevin Dineen said neither will be in uniform tonight and they're not likely to play against Chicago on Thursday, either.
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It was a different game in the past, that's for sure. It's not exactly what I was expecting but I think the experience paid off for a lot of our guys that realized what it takes in a Game 7. Realistically the effort we put forward, we might not even had to put 60 [minutes], but we just couldn't get a couple bounces to go our way and we just kept pushing.

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