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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 Senators 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 and now a grand prize of a pair of tickets to an NHL game of your choice (For a variety of ways to enter click here).

Jets news:

Sportsnet: Jets’ Hellebuyck out with non-COVID illness, Rittich to start vs. Senators. Good news for the Jets that it is just a illness taking out their top netminder and he is expected to join the team on the road ahead of their final games before the Christmas break to Boston and Washington.

Connor Hellebuyck looking at mask

Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

Illegal Curve: Jets vs Senators pre-game reportThe Jets held a morning skate as they prepared to face Ottawa. 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:

TSN: ‘It’ll be a good test for him’: Bowness expects a strong game from HeinolaAfter playing just two-games with the Jets almost a month ago, Ville Heinola will return to their blue line tonight with the Senators in town. Rick Bowness admits playing the Hurricanes weren’t the easiest opponent for him to face in his first game, so he’s hoping the young defenceman will be a bit more comfortable with the Sens in town.

TSN: Young Sens feeling overall game turning around. After finishing the month of November with a 8-13-1 record, the Sens are 6-2-1 in December so far. Encouraged that their young group is coming around, Ottawa feels that they still have time to make ground in the East.

Jets audio:

680 CJOB: Jets at Noon. Jim and Cam spend an hour chatting about the local NHL club. They were joined by radio play-by-play voice Paul Edmonds.