Note: The big news of the day we learned from practice on Saturday was that Nikolaj Ehlers will be out of the lineup until early to mid February with an upper-body injury. This means Jack Roslovic will be bumped up to the 2nd line with Mason Appleton likely getting a wing spot on the 4th. The Jets play the Stars this afternoon at 4 pm.
Note II: The Moose completed a three game road trip last night in Texas with a comeback shootout win 3-2 thanks to Jansen Harkins in the sixth round of shooting. Ken Appleby picked up his first win in net while Logan Shaw scored his team leading 13th goal of the season. They are scheduled to return to Winnipeg today as they get ready for a six-game home stand which begins on Thursday when they welcome the Laval Rocket to the city.
Winnipeg Sun: Five keys to Jets vs Stars. Ken’s big matchup is Mark Scheifele vs Tyler Seguin. His five keys include: 1) Hard charge. 2) Consistent offence. 3) Seeing Stars. 4) Find the power. 5) Rock steady.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets lose Ehlers for a month, maybe more. The Jets are gonna see their depth tested having already lost a critical piece on the backend and now losing the dynamic Dane up front.
Winnipeg Free Press: Ehlers out for ‘a few’ weeks. (Paywall). Huge loss for the Jets.
Jets website: Maurice going to All-Star Game. First time for him in 22 years and the odd thing is that game was also in San Jose although he went as an assistant coach.
Jets website: With Ehlers out, Roslovic moves to the wing with Little and Laine. Opportunity knocketh.
Illegal Curve: ESPN prospects analyst Chris Peters talks Winnipeg Jets prospects at WJC. Ahead of last night’s WJC game we chatted with Chris about Dylan Samberg, David Gustafsson and Santeri Virtanen.
Illegal Curve Hockey Show Replay:
Topics: Jets drop a 4-0 decision to the Pittsburgh Penguins, Jets early trade deadline targets/needs, Jets/Stars Preview, The Jets ideal bottom six forwards
Guests: Trevor Kidd (Winnipeg Jets Analyst, Former NHL goaltender), Mike Heika (Senior Staff Writer, DallasStars.com).
To listen to part 1 click here.
Topics: What should Chuck Fletcher do with the Philadelphia Flyers roster, Can any of the current non-playoff teams in the Eastern Conference make a playoff run, Should NHL teams move their practices to night-time.
Guests: AJ Haefele (Editor-in-Chief of BSNDenver.com, Avalanche Beat Writer/Editor), Jennifer Botterill (New York Islanders analyst for MSG, Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist), Chris Peters (NHL Draft and prospects analyst for ESPN).
To listen to part 2 click here.