The Jets are back on the ice for the final skate before the regular season kicks off tomorrow with a home contest against the Leafs. Jason Bell of the Winnipeg Free Press tweeted that Andrew Copp was on the ice and provided he is good to go, it means the Jets will have a decision to make as they will have a roster of 24 and are required to be at 23 by 4 pm CT today.
JC Lipon, who was put on waivers yesterday, has cleared and will report to the Manitoba Moose.
Update: The Jets have assigned Kyle Connor to the Manitoba Moose getting them to a 23 man roster.
Lines remain same today as they were yesterday according to Jets insider Jamie Thomas:
Connor, Copp (rotating into the 3rd line).
Coach Maurice: On how Dustin Byfuglien sets the tone for the team. How will the team commitment to D impact Dustin Byfuglien’s game? Does he (Maurice) want Byfuglien to be an example for the team in that regard? What does he expect from Patrik Laine this season? His view on the new league rules.
*Worth noting that coach Maurice was asked about Andrew Copp to open the presser (not recorded) and he indicated that Copp would be “re-evaluted later today and will make a decision tomorrow if he plays vs Toronto” according to Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.
All audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.
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