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Lowry out at least one month for Winnipeg; Carolina 1-2-1 in past four games

by Kurt Dusterberg / Independent Correspondent

JETS (25-20-4) at HURRICANES (28-18-3) 

7 p.m. ET; FS-CR, TSN3, NHL.TV 


The Game

The Winnipeg Jets will be without Adam Lowry when they visit the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Tuesday.

The forward, who sustained an upper-body injury on a hit by Chicago Blackhawks forward Drake Caggiula in a 5-2 loss Sunday, is expected to be out at least one month. 

The Jets, who look to avoid their third straight defeat, are 1-4-0 in their past five games and 4-7-2 in their past 13.

The Hurricanes, who eye their second straight win, are 1-2-1 in their past four games following a three-game winning streak.


Players to watch 

Jets center Mark Scheifele has 13 points (six goals, seven assists) in his past 10 games.

Hurricanes center Jordan Staal has 26 points (17 goals, nine assists) in 35 games against Winnipeg.


They said it 

"You can go home feeling like you had a real nice road trip if we can tighten our game up a little bit. Those injuries we've had on our back end and up front, players who have wanted ice time are going to get ice time." -- Jets coach Paul Maurice on playing the second of a three-game road trip

"I thought our [defensemen] gapped up well and had good puck pressure in the defensive zone [Sunday] night, things that, when we're good, we do. If we're going to be effective moving forward without [injured defenseman] Dougie Hamilton, we need all six of those guys to be good. They don't have to be great, but they need to be good." -- Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour on their 2-1 shootout win against the New York Islanders

Jets projected lineup

Kyle Connor -- Blake Wheeler -- Patrik Laine

Jack Roslovic -- Mark Scheifele -- Nikolaj Ehlers

Mathieu Perreault -- Andrew Copp -- Mason Appleton

Gabriel Bourque -- Nicholas Shore -- Jansen Harkins

Josh Morrissey -- Dmitry Kulikov

Luca Sbisa -- Neal Pionk

Anthony Bitetto -- Sami Niku

Connor Hellebuyck

Laurent Brossoit

Scratched: Kristian Vesalainen, Nelson Nogier, Cameron Schilling

Injured: Nathan Beaulieu (lower body), Adam Lowry (upper body) Carl Dahlstrom (broken hand), Mark Letestu (heart virus), Bryan Little (head), Tucker Poolman (lower body)


Hurricanes projected lineup

Warren Foegele -- Sebastian Aho -- Teuvo Teravainen

Andrei Svechnikov -- Jordan Staal -- Nino Niederreiter

Ryan Dzingel -- Erik Haula -- Martin Necas

Brock McGinn -- Jordan Martinook -- Justin Williams

Jaccob Slavin -- Joel Edmundson

Jake Gardiner -- Brett Pesce

Trevor van Riemsdyk -- Haydn Fleury

James Reimer

Petr Mrazek

Scratched: Lucas Wallmark

Injured: Dougie Hamilton (fractured left leg)


Status report 

The Jets held an optional morning skate; the Hurricanes did not hold a morning skate. … Vesalainen, a forward, was recalled from Manitoba of the American Hockey League on Monday but will not play for Winnipeg. ... Carolina will rotate a forward out of the lineup to accommodate the return of Williams, Brind'Amour said.


Stat pack 

Wheeler has 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in his past 10 games against the Hurricanes. … Carolina is 15-0-1 this season when leading after the first period. … Teravainen has scored two goals in his past 25 games.

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