Winnipeg has made their run to the top of the Southeast Division without one of their top defensemen in Tobias Enstrom. Now they’ll get to see how they fare with him.
Enstrom missed the last 19 games with a shoulder injury but he’ll be back for the Jets tonight against Tampa Bay. Ron Hainsey will sit out with a slight hand injury.
Through 13 games, Enstrom was scoring a point per game with two goals and 11 assists. Bringing him back into this Jets lineup that has played better since that 5-7-1 start he was there for, Enstrom’s return is no small addition. He’s a top power play performer for them and capable of getting scorers like Andrew Ladd and Evander Kane the puck. Continuing that point-per-game pace would help make the Jets that much more dangerous.