JETS (0-1-0) at FLAMES (0-1-0)
10 p.m. ET; SN1, CITY, NHL.TV
Forward Jaromir Jagr, who signed a one-year, $1 million contract on Wednesday, will not make his debut with the Calgary Flames against the Winnipeg Jets at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday. Jagr has practiced three times with the Flames, including Saturday, but deemed himself not yet ready for game action.
"He just said he felt a lot better the second day than he did the first, (and) that he probably needs a couple more skates, good skates, so we skated him both days, and then after practice he said he needed a couple more," Flames coach Glen Gulutzan said. "It's pretty remarkable, though. I thought he was very good yesterday. For a 45-year-old guy to come in with no training camp and come in and he's arguably one of our best guys yesterday, but he needs a couple more days to get up to game speed."
Goaltender Steve Mason will make his second straight start for the Jets. Mason, who signed a two-year contract with an average annual value of $4.1 million on July 1, was pulled 36 seconds into the third period after allowing five goals on 20 shots in a season-opening 7-2 loss against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday.
Players to watch
Winnipeg center Mark Scheifele led the Jets in assists (50) and points (82) playing in 79 games last season, and scored in the season-opening loss to the Maple Leafs.
Calgary left wing Johnny Gaudreau led the Flames in assists (43) and points (61) for a second straight season in 2016-17.
They said it
"It'd be nice to get in the win column here. The first game didn't go the way we wanted. We understand that, but in the big picture, it's one of 82 and we have a great opportunity here tonight to get back to a good feeling." -- Mason on putting the loss Wednesday behind them
"It's an important game for both clubs. ... we want to get off to a good start." -- Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau
Jets projected lineup
Nikolaj Ehlers -- Mark Scheifele -- Blake Wheeler
Mathieu Perreault -- Bryan Little -- Patrik Laine
Shawn Matthias -- Adam Lowry -- Nic Petan
Brandon Tanev -- Andrew Copp -- Joel Armia
Josh Morrissey -- Dustin Byfuglien
Dmitry Kulikov -- Jacob Trouba
Toby Enstrom -- Tyler Myers
Scratched: Marko Dano, Ben Chiarot, Tucker Poolman
Injured: Matt Hendricks (lower body)
Flames projected lineup
Johnny Gaudreau -- Sean Monahan -- Micheal Ferland
Matthew Tkachuk -- Mikael Backlund -- Michael Frolik
Kris Versteeg -- Sam Bennett -- Curtis Lazar
Tanner Glass -- Matt Stajan -- Troy Brouwer
Mark Giordano -- Dougie Hamilton
TJ Brodie -- Travis Hamonic
Matt Bartkowski -- Michael Stone
Scratched: Jaromir Jagr, Freddie Hamilton, Brett Kulak
Petan will play after being scratched Wednesday. Dano is expected to come out of the lineup. … Lazar will play on a line with Bennett and Versteeg with Jagr not playing.
Wheeler has a team-leading 15 points (six goals, nine assists) in 14 games against the Flames in his career. ... The Jets went 7-13-1 against Pacific Division teams last season. … The Flames are 16-17-8-3 in home openers.