The hints have been pretty loud over the last couple of days so it’s no big surprise, but Winnipeg Jets defenceman Toby Enstrom has the green light to suit up against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the MTS Centre tonight (7 p.m. TSNJets, TSN1290).

"Yeah, I feel good. I’m happy to be back in the lineup here and I’ve been looking forward to it for a long time," Enstrom said after this morning’s game-day skate.

Enstrom has missed 19 games -- more than he’s played this season -- after being hit by Pittsburgh’s Pascal Dupuis on Feb. 15.

To make room for Enstrom, the Jets have placed left-winger James Wright on the injured reserve list. That’s likely as of Friday, so Wright will be unavailable for a week.

Jets coach Claude Noel confirmed that this morning, as well as saying veteran defencemen Mark Stuart and Ron Hainsey will not play tonight because they are banged up.

After the Thursday-Friday debacle of one-sided losses to Washington, the Jets will welcome Enstrom and his abilities back to the lineup.

"After two games like that you kinda want to forget about it a little bit, get back to your normal life and come to the rink the next day refreshed," Jets left-winger Evander Kane said this morning. "I think, for the most part, all the guys feel that way.