Enstrom to the rescue: Defenceman ready to help Jets' struggling power play

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Tobias Enstrom watches coach Claude Noel explain a drill during hockey...

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Tobias Enstrom watches coach Claude Noel explain a drill during hockey practice at the MTS Centre on Mon., Feb. 13, 2012. (JASON HALSTEAD/WINNIPEG SUN QMI AGENCY)

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:17 PM ET

Defenceman Toby Enstrom is ready to make his return to the Winnipeg Jets lineup, Sunday, after missing more than a month with a shoulder injury.

“Toby looks like he might be able to turn that corner,” Jets head coach Claude Noel said, Saturday, raising his eyebrow and smiling as he said it. “So we’ll see if we can get him in there.”

Enstrom has missed the last 19 games with a shoulder injury, a stretch in which the Jets have gone 11-7-1.

But Winnipeg’s power play has suffered without the slick puck-mover, scoring four times in 47 chances and just once in the last 15.

While Enstrom is back to full health, there are a couple of other question marks on the Jets blue line as they prepare to face Tampa Bay in another divisional matchup.

Noel says Mark Stuart (banged up) and Ron Hainsey (hand) are both game-time decisions, after both were hurt in Friday’s 6-1 loss to Washington.

 


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