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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 8 pm CST tonight as this portion of the Jets road trip concludes against the Avalanche. After the game, be sure to check us out for all the post-game reaction.

Note II:  Two players who won’t be available for the Jets tonight will be Dylan DeMelo and Jansen Harkins who have been placed into NHL’s COVID-19 protocols. The team also announced that taxi squad goalie Arvid Holm and video coach Matt Prefontaine were also placed into protocols.

Note III: As well be sure to join Drew, Ez and I for the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show once the final buzzer sounds.

Note IV: With NHLers not heading to the Beijing Olympics it will create opportunities for others including reportedly Jets 2018 3rd rounder Nathan Smith.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun: Nikolaj Ehlers playing with heavy heart. Tough news to hear and you have to have empathy for his situation being so far removed from his family.

Photo Credit: Alexander James (Illegal Curve)

Illegal Curve: Jets vs Avalanche pre-game reportThe Jets held a morning skate followed by a media availability before they take on Colorado. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from players. 

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

Jets video:

TSN: Perfetti draws into lineup for tilt against Avalanche. With holes to be filled in the lineup, Jets prospect Cole Perfetti will draw in this evening against the Avalanche. Interim head coach Dave Lowry says about the rookie: “For him, it’s a great opportunity. He’s had some practices, he’s comfortable within our group”.

Sportsnet: Perfetti excited to fit back into lineup and face Avalanche. Jets forward Cole Perfetti is excited to fit back into the team’s lineup against the Colorado Avalanche for what will be his third NHL game and looks forward to facing players he grew up watching.

Jets audio:

CJOB 680: Fly By. Winnipeg closes out their three game road trip with another Central Division battle, this time with the Colorado Avalanche in Denver. 680 CJOB’s Paul Edmonds and Jamie Thomas discuss COVID issues with the team and what that means for the lineup and facing an Avs team that has won nine straight on home ice.