Note: The Jets practiced on Wednesday in Winnipeg before they took off for St. Louis. We learned that Andrei Chibisov had been recalled and that Nathan Beaulieu will draw back into the lineup although we don’t yet know for which defenceman. Morning skate gets underway at 11:30 AM so be sure to check back for the pre-game report to get set up with the latest news and audio. Puck drop is at 7 PM.
Note II: The Moose will also be in action tonight as they take on the Wolves which will kick off the first of six straight games at Bell MTS Place. They got veteran defenceman Cam Schilling back which will help during this critical stretch of the season. Puck drop is at 7 PM.
Winnipeg Sun: Punchless power play has Jets on the ropes. There is no question that the Jets will need to put the power back in the word power play.
Winnipeg Sun: Five keys to the game. Scott’s big matchup is Connor Hellebuyck vs Jordan Binnington, Round 2. His five keys include: 1) Pretty poor power play. 2) Special teams. 3) High-danger, low finish. 4) One-goal. 5) Hellebuyck back on top.
Winnipeg Free Press: Big Russian forward called up to big club. (Paywall). You have to wonder if Chibisov will be tossed into the mix tonight against the Blues.
Winnipeg Free Press: Power outage. (Paywall). Maybe they could find a way to squeeze Nikolaj Ehlers onto it.
Sportsnet: 31 Thoughts. Numbers 3, 4 and 5 all deal with the Jets and Byfuglien.
The Hockey News: If Dustin Byfuglien is healthy enough to play this season, which teams could use him most? The most important team he left of the list is probably the Winnipeg Jets.
TSN 1290 Winnipeg: The Afternoon Ride. The fellas chatted with hockey insider Darren Dreger about the topic de l’année Dustin Byfuglien. Includes discussion of the mutual termination of contract, how weird this situation is, why 33 doesn’t just retire, the unique nature of Byfuglien, what has broken down between the sides and more.
Illegal Curve: Jets prospects Leon Gawanke and Johnathan Kovacevic discuss the big opportunity they have with the Moose. Had a chance to catch up with the pair of 2017 Jets draft picks this week following Moose practice.