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Latest Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose news.

Note:  The Jets were off on Wednesday and all was silent from the team aside from the news that they had recalled Eric Comrie from the Moose.  The team is dealing with a tremendous amount of injured players right now and there are many questions ahead of today’s morning skate at 10:30 am.  The Jets pre-game report will set you up as the team prepares to kick off the first of six games at Bell MTS Place with a 7 pm puck drop against the Blackhawks. Stay tuned throughout the day for any and all Jets news and updates via Twitter | Facebook | Instagram.

Note II:  The Moose improved to a 37-17-4-4 record with the 6-3 win over the Stars last night which includes an impressive 22-6-2-2 record on the road. They now have a seven point lead on Chicago for top spot in the Central. The team is is scheduled to practice at 9:30 am at Northwoods Ice Center in San Antonio.  Their next game is in San Antonio on Friday night.

Jets news:

Winnipeg Sun:  Five keys to Jets vs Blakhawks.  Ken’s big matchup is Dustin Byfuglien vs. Patrick Kane. His five keys include: 1) Turn the tables. 2) Find the offence. 3) Staying sharp. 4) Ehlers on a roll. 5) Enjoy the home cooking.

Nikolaj Ehlers faceoff at ice level

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Winnipeg Sun:  Embrace the chase for second place with home-ice still in sights for JetsWhile you’d like to be the master of your own destiny sometimes outside help doesn’t hurt and Tuesday night when the Jets lost to the Preds both teams chasing the Jets in the Wild and Stars also lost in regulation.  Winnipeg still holds a seven point lead on Minnesota and ten points on Colorado (1 game in hand) and DallasProvided the Jets can get some reinforcements this six-games at home could serve them well in ensuring they will start the playoffs at the friendly confines of Bell MTS Place.

Winnipeg Free Press:  Jets road trip good for points, bad for body count.  (Paywall).  The team was able to continue adding to the points banks although as I illustrated yesterday the folks headed to the infirmary also climbed.

Sportsnet:  Stastny fitting in seamlessly with high-octane JetsWithout a complete roster his impact since he was acquired has been significant.  

Illegal Curve:  Jets Injury ReportWith just over three weeks remaining in the regular season the Jets continue to deal with a laundry list of injured players (Trouba, Scheifele, Lowry, Mason, Enstrom, Hendricks, Kulikov, Stastny and Hutchinson) up and down their roster. While some players appear close to turning the corner some may be on the shelf for a bit.

Jets audio:

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Jets injuries are ill timed.  TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger discusses the Jets injuries, the race for the Central Division, concussion spotters, Patrik Laine’s next contract and more.

TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Hellebuyck is the Jets MVPJets play-by-play voice Paul Edmonds joins Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph on the Afternoon Ride. They discuss Connor Hellebuyck’s performance this season, Michael Hutchinson’s injury vs. Nashville and the Jets upcoming homestand.

TSN 1290 Winnipeg:  Jets were able to survive road trip. writer Tim Campbell joined host Kevin Olszewski with his thoughts on the Winnipeg Jets season so far, what he expects from the team going forward and other notes from around the NHL.