February 18, 2012
Jets prep for date with Avs
By KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency
Zach Bogosian took another step in his recovery from an upper-body injury on Saturday, but the date for his potential return to the Winnipeg Jets lineup remains unclear.
Bogosian, who missed the past two games, skated on his own Saturday morning without pucks for roughly 30 to 40 minutes and is questionable to return for Sunday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche.
“I’m not sure if Bogosian is going to be a player tomorrow, we’ll see,” said Jets head coach Claude Noel. “We’re going to have to see tomorrow. He skated today to keep his legs.”
The Jets defeated the Boston Bruins on Friday night and enter today’s action who enter today’s action in 10th place, one point behind the ninth place Washington Capitals, two points behind the eighth-place Toronto Maple Leafs and three points behind the third-place Florida Panthers, who lead the Southeast Division.
“Those were two big points in the right direction,” said Jets winger Tanner Glass. “We’re creeping back closer to that line again. Two points this time of the year against anybody are big, but the way we did it (Friday) with the comebacks and the adversity we had to fight through, those were two big points for us.”
The Jets held an optional skate on Saturday, with defenceman Mark Flood and winger Eric Fehr running through a few drills with strength coach Lee Stubbs.
Jets centre Nik Antropov went out for a light skate in a track suit and said he was feeling okay after going down in an awkward collision with Bruins forwards Gregory Campbell and Shawn Thornton.
The Jets are riding a two-game winning streak as they host the Avalanche in the second game of this eight-game homestand.
The Avalanche are currently 10th in the Western Conference standings with 62 points and are coming off a 3-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday at Rexall Place.
The Jets defeated the Avalanche 4-1 at Pepsi Center back on Dec. 27 in their only meeting this season.