Though it was speculated days in advance, it's now official that goaltender Al Montoya will get his second consecutive start for the Winnipeg Jets as Ondrej Pavelec still isn't in game shape after suffering from the flu these past few days.
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Noel: Montoya played well. A chance to "get in a groove." Wants more time for Pavelec's recovery.
Furthermore, there will be some shifting of the defensive pairings tonight as Dustin Byfuglien makes his long-anticipated return from a lower-body injury tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers. It is anticipated that Big Buff will spell in for Grant Clitsome, who will miss his first action of the year.
Al Montoya to start in goal, Dustin Byfgulien replaces Grant Clitsome on blue-line
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