Jets' Nikolaj Ehlers set to return to lineup for Game 3 vs. Oilers

Sean Reynolds and Ken Wiebe discuss Nikolaj Ehlers' return to the Winnipeg Jets lineup and how the team has been successful in shutting down Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl.

Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers confirmed he will return to the lineup Sunday for Game 3 against the Edmonton Oilers.

The winger last played on April 24 versus the Toronto Maple Leafs, when he suffered an upper-body injury after receiving a hit from defenceman Jake Muzzin.

Ehlers will start on a line with Paul Stastny and Pierre-Luc Dubois.

“Everyone goes through certain injuries at some point during a season. Mine just happened to be at the end of the regular season. I know where I'm at and I'm excited for playoff hockey,” said Ehlers. “You want to play. There's not one player in this league that doesn't want to be out there for these playoff games. So yes, I definitely wanted to play the first two games. But I'm also happy that I did get some extra time and the boys got two wins. My time has come. I'm ready to go.”

Ehlers missed the past 11 games with a shoulder injury and ditched the non-contact jersey for the morning skate on Friday. The winger suffered the injury on April 24 against the Toronto Maple Leafs after receiving a hit from defenceman Jake Muzzin.

The 25-year-old finished the regular season with 46 points in 47 games with 21 goals and 25 assists.

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