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Winnipeg Jets Afternoon Links

Getting you set up for tonight’s Jets game with the latest news, video and audio.

Note: Puck drop is at 7:00 pm CT tonight as the Jets will begin a quick two-game series against the Senators, which will kick off a short homestand. After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun:  Ehlers becoming a finisher for Jets, as he makes ‘great strides’ in his game. So many times throughout his career we will often say “how does this guy not get more recognition around the NHL?” and that sentiment seems like it is becoming less and less relevant as he continues to elevate his game.

Winnipeg Sun: Jets looking to bounce back from heartbreaking loss to Flames, expect strong game from last-place SenatorsThe big focus for folks is the 11/7 configuration for the Jets tonight.  How will the formula used to successfully by the defending Stanley Cup champs in Tampa look here in Winnipeg. 

NHLPA: Mason Appleton settling in to Jets lineup and hockey homeWhen looking at a successful draft and develop type of player look no further than number 22.

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Global News:  Heinola waiting in the wings for Jets I suspect that he will be heading to the Moose this weekend given the return to the roster by Tucker Poolman. 

Ottawa Sun:  The goalie story, slowing down the big guns, measuring shots and whatever happened to Erik Karlsson? Get some insight on the Jets opponent.

Illegal Curve: Jets vs. Senators pre-game reportThe Jets held a morning skate followed by a media availability before they take on Ottawa. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from Kyle Connor, Nikolaj Ehlers, Adam Lowry as well as coach Maurice.  

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