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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 6:30 pm CST tonight (BE AWARE OF START TIME) as the Jets go up against the Sharks 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).

Jets news:

Winnipeg Free Press: Ehlers on ice? Curious usage raises plenty of questions. (Paywall). There has been quite a bit of talk about his ice time since his return from sports hernia surgery.

CBC: Winnipeg Jets owner True North considering purchase of Portage Place mall. I walk through the mall all the time on my way to the Jets and Moose games and it is really a shame the state it currently is in as there is still a lot of possibilities with that space.

Global News: Jets need to ensure Saturday’s win is first step of bounce-back. Jets head coach Rick Bowness was asked today if it will be tough to muster the same emotion from Saturday’s game HNIC game to a Monday contest: “It better not be. Yesterday morning we woke up in 3rd. This morning we wake up in 8th. That’s how tight it’s going to be”. Then spoke to team bringing the emotion. He points to Morrissey’s goal with 1.2 seconds and the passion that Mark Scheifele showed when he tackled 44. “That’s the passion. That’s the emotion that we want to see every night. That’s going to carry us through these next 19 games”.

Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

Illegal Curve: Jets vs Sharks pre-game reportThe Jets held an optional morning skate as they prepared to face San Jose. 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: ‘If you don’t play well, I guess you don’t play’: Ehlers owns up to recent performances. Nikolaj Ehlers missed a significant amount of time this season with an injury and while he’s healthy enough to play, he says his return to top form is ‘still a work in progress.’ In the meantime, the Jets winger has seen his ice time decrease over the last few games and head coach Rick Bowness shed some light on why that is.

TSN: Dubois frustrated by latest injury but excited to be back in the mix for Jets. After missing a pair of games with an upper-body injury, Pierre-Luc Dubois is ready to draw back in for the Jets and he spoke about the caution required to make sure he was fully ready to go. Head coach Rick Bowness spoke about what he saw from Dubois when he was in between Nikolaj Ehlers and Blake Wheeler, before his injury.

Sportsnet: Surplus of depth proving to be a huge boost for Ehlers and Jets. Winnipeg Jets winger Nikolaj Ehlers discusses the Jets’ amount of options in terms of lineups and how crucial the depth is for the team and how beneficial it has been for the team’s success.