He scored a goal, but otherwise had a night to forget.
Edmonton Oilers defenceman Griffin Reinhart struggled in Wednesday’s 5-3 loss in Vancouver. He’ll play once again when the Oilers visit the Winnipeg Jets Friday night.
“The coaching staff was dumb enough to start him on the right side in his first game and not give him any type of confidence,” says head coach Todd McLellan. “We’re going to put him on the left side and let him play. Obviously, his performance the other night wasn’t what he hoped it would be.”
The game will also feature two of the top four picks from the 2016 draft.
The Jets took Patrik Laine second overall while the Oilers snagged Jesse Puljujarvi fourth. The two players helped Finland win the World Junior Hockey Championship in January.
Puljujarvi is expected to play right wing on a line with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Benoit Pouliot. The Oilers expected lineup is:
The Oilers and Jets are on 630 CHED with the Face-off Show at 4:30pm and the game starting at 6pm. (jrw)