Winnipeg could be on the verge of getting some help up front in advance of Game Four on Thursday night. Postmedia’s Ken Wiebe reports that forward Mathieu Perreault has received the green light to play from team doctors which means that Jets head coach Paul Maurice will have the option to put him back in although with the way their offense is currently going, he may be hesitant to make a change.
Perreault has missed the majority of the postseason after taking a hard hit from Mikko Koivu of the Wild in the postseason opener. If he does draw back in, he will give the Jets another offensive threat after posting 39 points (17-22-39) in 70 games and his ability to play both center and the wing will give them some extra options up front.
More from the West:
- The Golden Knights have made the first of their ‘Black Ace’ recalls as Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal notes that goaltender Maxime Lagace has rejoined the team. Lagace was thrust into the number one role with Vegas early on this season when injuries struck and posted a 3.91 GAA with a .867 SV% in 16 appearances. With the Golden Knights’ AHL affiliate (Chicago) now eliminated, there are likely to be more recalls in the near future.
- The Sharks have also added to their goalie stable for the rest of the postseason. CapFriendly reports (Twitter link) that netminder Antoine Bibeau has been summoned from the AHLs Barracuda. Similar to Lagace, San Jose’s minor league affiliate was also ousted from the playoffs so he will now serve as an emergency option for the rest of the NHL playoffs. Like Vegas, more recalls are likely to come in the next few days.