IT is a juggling act the Winnipeg Jets have done before and may have to force their way through again.

Defenceman Toby Enstrom -- who was injured in Tuesday's win over the Buffalo Sabres after being hit into the boards by Steve Ott -- did not participate in Wednesday's optional practice at the MTS Centre and is being listed as day-to-day.

"He's a little bit sore today so I'm not sure what will happen there," said Jets coach Claude Noel. "And I'm not sure who would go in, if that's your follow-up question. We'll see (Thursday) in the morning."

Enstrom did take a shift after the collision with Ott, but exited not long after. Noel confirmed it was an issue with Enstrom's back.

"It's mid-body range," said Noel. "We've taken it to another level. Upper body, lower body and we're going mid-range now. It's a case of soreness."

If Enstrom can't go it's likely either Paul Postma or Derek Meech would draw back into the lineup over Jacob Trouba or Arturs Kulda, who have yet to play a regular-season game this year.

"(Kulda) is a guy that played last year and at a high level this year in the KHL," said Noel. "I like the way he plays. Is he going to play? It's the same with Trouba, that question comes up all the time. It's as simple as you want to make it: we're trying to win games and if they're part of it great. We'll have to wait and see."