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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 CST tonight as the Jets go up against the Panthers here in Winnipeg.  After the game, be sure to check out for all the post-game reaction.

Note II: We want you to be part of the conversation on the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show once the final buzzer sounds.  This season you’ll have a chance to win great schwag including authentic Jets jerseys, hats, etc after every single game (For a variety of ways to enter click here).

Note III: Unrelated to tonight’s game but relevant to the Jets it was announced by Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet that Winnipeg has placed Dominic Toninato on waivers. This would seem to suggest that Logan Stanley is healthy and ready to return to the 23-man roster.

Jets news:

Jets official site: Thomas’ Three Storylines. Ahead of tonight’s game Jamie looks at: 1) Just another game with return of former bench boss. 2) Wounded Panthers. 3) Dubois line.

Dubois and Connor scaled

Photo Credit: Alexander James (Illegal Curve)

Miami Herald:  Paul Maurice returns to Winnipeg with praise for Jets and a long way to go in Florida. Things have been interesting to start in south Florida for the former bench boss in Winnipeg.

Portage Online: Portage man tells the tale of firsthand experience during incident at Jets game. Interesting first hand account of what took place last week in Winnipeg.

Illegal Curve: Jets vs Panthers pre-game reportThe Jets held a morning skate as they prepared to face Florida. Check out the projected lines and D pairs and hear from players/coaching staff media availabilities. 

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

Jets video:

Jets official site: Panthers coach Paul Maurice media availability in first return to Winnipeg. Paul Maurice spoke to the media in Winnipeg about his return to Manitoba and much more ahead of Tuesday’s game between the Jets and Panthers.

TSN: Jets Ice Chips: Maurice makes first trip back to WinnipegPaul Maurice returns to Winnipeg for the first time since stepping down from the Jets bench nearly a year ago. When his former team pays tribute to him in the first period, Maurice’s legacy from nine years at the helm will be focused in the Jets’ run to the Western Conference Final four years ago, but after a little over quarter season in the books with Rick Bowness as the new bench boss, the Jets have moved on and upward so far, challenging for first place in the Central Division. TSN’s John Lu has more.

TSN: ‘We’ve got to be prepared for a team who’s feeling good’: Jets ready for high-scoring Panthers. While the Jets are aware of Florida’s last two one-sided road wins, they say that the focus is within the room, and trying to dictate terms to the Panthers early.

Jets audio:

Sportsnet: The Jeff Marek Show. Jeff was joined by Ken Wiebe to chat about Paul Maurice’s return to Winnipeg, what he meant to the organization, and which players Rick Bowness has made a impact on since taking the helm.