In Southern California, even the slightest hint at rain is soon followed by ‘Storm Watch 3000’ on local news broadcasts.
In that vein, Thursday morning begins with ‘Viktober Watch 2022’ — will Viktor Arvidsson be available for Thursday’s game or won’t he?
As he’s known to do, coach Todd McLellan scheduled an optional pregame skate. Arvidsson did skate and is expected to be fine; yet the final answer likely won’t come until warmups later this evening.
For now, were assuming status quo coming off LA’s victory over Tampa Bay last time out. Meaning, Gabe Vilardi at RW2 instead of his usual spot at RW3.
LA Kings Projected Lineup vs Winnipeg Jets
Fiala – Kopitar – Kempe
Moore – Danault – Vilardi
Kaliyev – Byfield – Arvidsson / JAD
Lemieux – Lizotte – Grundstrom
Anderson – Doughty
Durzi – Roy
Edler – Clarke
Scratches: Arvidsson, Walker
Long-term Injured Reserve: Iafallo
Additional Game Notes
Puck drop is set for 7:30pm PST and will be televised by Bally Sports.
For Winnipeg, this game will kick off a road trip where the Jets will play three games in four nights — beginning with back-to-back games in LA and Arizona. They’re coming off a 4-0 home victory over the St. Louis Blues Monday. This pushed their season record to 3-3-0.
#NHLJets lines at morning skate:
Extras: Toninato and Capobianco
No Logan Stanley.#wfp
— Jeff Hamilton (@jeffkhamilton) October 27, 2022
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