JETS (36-28-6) at OILERS (37-24-9)
9 p.m. ET; SN, TVAS, NHL.TV
Connor McDavid will return to the lineup and help the Edmonton Oilers try to move closer to first in the Pacific Division when they play the Winnipeg Jets at Rogers Place on Wednesday.
The center missed a 3-2 overtime loss to the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday with an illness. Edmonton trails first-place Vegas by three points and is 4-1-1 in its past six games.
The Jets are on a three-game winning streak and tied with the Nashville Predators and Vancouver Canucks for the first wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference. Winnipeg is 10-5-1 in its past 16 games.
Players to watch
Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck is 4-1-0 with a 1.21 goals-against average, .960 save percentage and two shutouts in his past five games.
Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in a six-game point streak.
They said it
"Just how close the standings are right now and how important these points are for all the teams that we're going to play on this trip, every game is a four-point game and anytime you're playing a Canadian team, the stakes are a little higher, the intensity is a little higher, the buildings are usually a little bit more rowdy and that makes it more exciting." -- Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey
"We're still having fun. Winning games is fun and being a part of this is fun. Playing meaningful games right now is exciting and we're in a good position and we want to keep going and put ourselves in a really good spot." -- Oilers center Connor McDavid
Jets projected lineup
Kyle Connor -- Mark Scheifele -- Blake Wheeler
Nikolaj Ehlers -- Cody Eakin -- Patrik Laine
Andrew Copp -- Adam Lowry -- Jack Roslovic
Mathieu Perreault -- Nicholas Shore -- Mason Appleton
Josh Morrissey -- Dylan DeMelo
Dmitry Kulikov -- Neal Pionk
Nathan Beaulieu -- Tucker Poolman
Scratched: Carl Dahlstrom, Logan Shaw, Gabriel Bourque, Jansen Harkins
Injured: Bryan Little (upper body), Luca Sbisa (upper body), Sami Niku (lower body), Anthony Bitetto (upper body)
Oilers projected lineup
Tyler Ennis -- Connor McDavid -- Zack Kassian
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins -- Leon Draisaitl -- Kailer Yamamoto
Andreas Athanasiou -- Riley Sheahan -- Josh Archibald
James Neal -- Jujhar Khaira -- Alex Chiasson
Darnell Nurse -- Ethan Bear
Oscar Klefbom -- Adam Larsson
Caleb Jones -- Kris Russell
Scratched: Gaetan Haas, Patrick Russell, Matt Benning
Injured: Joakim Nygard (hand), Mike Green (knee)
Laine did not take part in the morning skate but will play. He's skated in three games after missing Winnipeg's 3-2 loss to Edmonton on Feb. 29 with a lower-body injury. … Yamamoto did not practice Tuesday after taking a hit Monday but will play.
Connor is one point from 200 in the NHL. … Wheeler has six assists in a five-game point streak. …. … Draisaitl has 15 points (nine goals, six assists) in his past 10 games. … McDavid has 15 points (three goals, 12 assists) in his past eight.