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Latest Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose news.

Note:  The Jets play their second last home game tonight at the MTS Centre against the Florida Panthers before the holiday break at the end of next week.

Note II:  The Moose will head to Illinois today following a pair of games against Charlotte.  Last night they dropped an OT decision to the Checkers.  They will practice tomorrow tomorrow before they have three games in three days including tomorrow night in Rockford and then a pair against the Wild in Iowa.

Note III:  The Jets have ended the grind of their heavy schedule and they are starting to get some healthy bodies back into the lineup.  Our Jets Injury Report provides an update on Joel Armia, Shawn Matthias and Tyler Myers.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jeff’s Notebook.  (Paywall).  Includes: 1) Injured Jets not quite at full speed. 2)  Cool your Jets. 3) Ehlers happy with play.  

Ehlers over the blueline

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Winnipeg Free Press:  Weary Jets welcome brief break from action.  (Paywall).  From compressed to relaxed it will be quite the change in schedule for these Jets.

Winnipeg Sun:  Five keys to Jets vs. Panthers.  Ted’s list includes 1) Taking advantage. 2) Fresh legs. 3) Get goalies going.  4) Hometown heroes.  5) Score on the right goal. And Ted’s Big Matchup is: Jets power play vs. Panthers penalty kill. 

Winnipeg Sun:  Jets weigh in on playing in Olympics.  While none of the Jets took the Alexander Ovechkin position (going regardless of NHL participation) Paul spoke with Patrik Laine, Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler.

Winnipeg Sun:  Laine on own goal: ‘S— happens’.  No point in losing sleep on it at this point.  Have to just put it behind him (which he clearly has) and move forward.

Metro News:  Ho-ho-hockey and festive football: A holiday wishlist for Winnipeg sports teams.  In the Jets context Hustler gives his wish list for the Jets, Patrik Laine and Coach Maurice.

The Athletic:  The key context the Matthews-Laine debate is missingDoesn’t anyone else think that this “debate” would be best held in five or ten or fifteen years?   

Illegal Curve:  Jets Practice Report.  The Jets hit the ice for the first full practice in Winnipeg for the first time since November 28th and it was a full contingent of players at the MTS Centre.  Includes audio from Joel Armia, Shawn Matthias, Blake Wheeler and coach Maurice.

Jets audio:

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Hustler and Lawless.  Dennis Beyak joins the guys to discuss the Jets’ play before a recent two days off, the return of Shawn Matthias and Joel Armia to practice in non-contact jerseys, and the ‘plateauing’ of Tyler Myers’ recovery.

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Donvito Roundtable.  Pekka Jalonen, Finnish Hockey Writer for Iltalehti discusses Patrik Laine’s popularity in Finland.