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Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links

Getting you set up for tonight’s Jets game with the latest news.

Note: After the Jets game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction. As soon as is updated we notify you via Twitter | Facebook | Instagram.

Note II:  Finnish portrait artist Akke Saari draws Winnipeg Jets sniper Patrik Laine.  Check it out here.

Note III:  The Jets announced they have signed 2014 5th rounder C.J. Suess to a one year ELC.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun:  Wheeler takes responsibility: ‘Bad day’ for Jets captain led to scuffle in practice The Jets captain fell on his sword today following the Jets optional skate taking full responsibility for the ‘dust up’ that occurred yesterday during practice between himself and Ben Chairot.  Ken also sets up the game.

Blake Wheeler watching practice

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Winnipeg Free Press: Wheeler says he and Chiarot have made up.  (Paywall).    No point dwelling on this considering they’ve got to focus on the best team in the NHL (my opinion) coming into their house tonight.

Sportsnet: Blake Wheeler takes full responsibility for scrap at Jets practiceThe truth will generally quash a story and that was the formula used by the captain to put an end to this one.  

theScore:  Jets shut down Enstrom for remainder of regular seasonIf you want to go deep in the playoffs you need healthy bodies so it makes sense to give the veteran some time to get healthy again.

NBC Sports:  Kyle Connor’s rookie season has been quietly impressive He continues to light the lamp this season but because of the rest of the big names on this roster he tends to be the forgotten man.  He is quickly making it hard to ignore what he is doing.

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Predators pre-game report. Take a look at what happened at the rink this morning as Winnipeg gets ready to face Nashville at Bell MTS Place tonight with pre-game scrums with Blake Wheeler and Josh Morrissey as well as a Tobias Enstrom health update.

Illegal Curve: Morning Papers.  If you missed any of the news we have you covered.

Jets audio:

Illegal Curve: Coach Maurice pre-game scrum.   Topics included – Shutting down Enstrom for regular season.  On Poolman playing.  How have they continued to drive without being comfortable.  Importance of securing a playoff spot with a win tonight.  On the “extra stuff” that happens after the whistle.  On Blake Wheeler taking responsibility for yesterday’s ‘dust up’. Clarification on Enstrom.