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Reminder that the Winnipeg Jets taxi squad will be dissolved after game vs Flyers

The Moose should be nicely augmented ahead of next series with dissolution of the taxi squad.

There was hope the taxi squad would be a one-time thing for the 2020-21 season but it was necessitated again this year as an emergency add on due to all the players who were being placed into covid protocol. When the league announced that they were bringing it back for the 2021-22 season after the holiday break in December it was also with the understanding that the taxi squad would be a temporary measure which would end at the All-Star break which takes place this weekend in Vegas.

The folks at CapFriendly tweeted this reminder today:

1. All-Star Break begins on Thursday, February 3rd.
2. Temporary Taxi Squads dissolve after each respective teams final game prior to the break

For the Jets that means after tomorrow’s game against the Flyers as their All-Star Break begins on Wednesday.

This will be good news for a Moose club which has been chugging along this season and winning despite being undermanned (23-11-2-1) but could obviously use the influx of players on NHL contracts as well as prospects.

Photo Credit: Jonathan Kozub/Manitoba Moose

List of players currently on Jets taxi squad:

F: Kristian Reichel & Mikey Eyssimont
D: Declan Chisholm, Leon Gawanke & Johnny Kovacevic
G: Mikhail Berdin

Which means the Moose should be getting quite the bump this weekend for their series against the Stars.