WINNIPEG -- The Winnipeg Jets’ margin for error is slim Tuesday evening as they begin their final push toward what would be their first berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs since 2007.
The Jets will meet the Tampa Bay Lightning at MTS Centre without defenseman Tobias Enstrom, who is out with what the Jets are terming a "mid-body injury." The Jets downgraded Enstrom’s status to week-to-week during their four-day break.
Jets coach Claude Noel said center Nik Antropov, who has not played since April 2, is a possibility to return later this week as the Jets close out their six-game homestand.
Ondrej Pavelec will again start in net for Winnipeg.
Here is the projected lineup for the Jets:
Andrew Ladd – Bryan Little – Blake Wheeler
Evander Kane – Olli Jokinen – Kyle Wellwood
Eric Tangradi – Alexander Burmistrov – Mike Santorelli
James Wright – Aaron Gagnon – Chris Thorburn
Grant Clitsome – Dustin Byfuglien
Ron Hainsey – Zach Bogosian
Mark Stuart – Paul Postma
Scratched: Arturs Kulda, Derek Meech, Antti Miettinen, Jacob Trouba
Injured: Nik Antropov (lower body), Tobias Enstrom (upper body), Anthony Peluso (hand), Zach Redmond (thigh), Jim Slater (hand)