Jets' Vilardi projects as a GTD Thursday vs. Oilers
Vilardi took part in Tuesday's gameday skate, but was not a part of line rushes. Head coach Rick Bowness said Vilardi will take part in a more physical, full practice on Wednesday as he looks to get up to speed.
The 24-year-old has been sidelined since mid-October due to a sprained MCL. He had one assist in two games before the injury.
The Kingston, Ont., native was acquired by the Jets this past off-season as part of trade that sent Pierre-Luc Dubois to the Kings
Vilardi has registered 41 goals and 37 assists over 152 games with the Kings after they selected him 11th overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.