Note: The Jets will conclude their home stand tonight with the fourth and final contest as they look to go a perfect 4/4 at Bell MTS Place. It won’t be easy against a dangerous Buffalo Sabres team who have won three straight as well. The team got good news on Thursday afternoon when the Department of Player Safety fined but did not suspend Josh Morrissey for his hit on TJ Oshie late in the 3rd period of Wednesday’s game. Suspicion is, based on practice yesterday, we will see the same lineup as last game but be sure to check out the Winnipeg Jets pre-game report at 10:30 am on here to get up-to-date news about the lines, D pairs, starting goalie and more. Puck drop is at 7 pm.
Note II: The Moose were traveling on Thursday but there was still some news concerning the team as there was a report that Kristian Vesalainen’s KHL rights were bought by Jokerit which, when combined with the out clause in his contract, created a bit of a stir. Today they practice in Michigan as they prepare to face the Griffins in Grand Rapids tomorrow night.
Winnipeg Sun: Five keys to Winnipeg Jets vs Buffalo Sabres. Ken’s big matchup has Mark Scheifele vs Jack Eichel. His five keys to the game are: 1) Reunion continues. 2) Wheeler still streaking. 3) PK moving on up. 4) Brossoit back between the pipes. 5) Road Warriors.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets Snapshots. Ken’s column covers a couple of topics include Josh Morrissey’s fine and the Kristian Vesalainen news from Thursday morning.
Winnipeg Free Press: TLC line a good fit for the Jets. (Paywall). Reunited and it feels so good.
Winnipeg Free Press: Morrissey avoids suspension for hit. (Paywall). The Department of Player Safety likely got this one right.
Buffalo News: Sabres ride longest winning streak of season into grueling stretch. For insight into the Jets opponent give this a read.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Morrissey hit wasn’t a suspendable offense. Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Free Press joined Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph on the Afternoon Ride. They discussed Josh Morrissey’s fine for the hit on TJ Oshie, the injury to Evgeny Kuznetsov, tomorrow’s Jets match-up vs. Buffalo, yesterday’s slow start vs. Washington, Patrik Laine’s performance in the last two games and the current state of the Jets lines.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Hellebuyck is getting into his comfort zone. Winnipeg Jets play by play voice Paul Edmonds joined Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph on the Afternoon Ride. They discussed Josh Morrissey’s fine for his hit on TJ Oshie, the Jets struggles in the first period vs. Washington, Hellebucyk’s play on the home stand.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: Morrissey didn’t target the head. Former Winnipeg Jets forward Shawn Matthias joined Andrew Paterson and Rick Ralph on the Afternoon Ride. They discussed the Jets strong play at home and Josh Morrissey’s hearing with player safety.