Note: It wasn’t expected to be a busy day of practice in Winnipeg but then Jets bench boss Paul Maurice broke the news that Blake Wheeler is out indefinitely after his captain got a high hit on Monday in the game against Ottawa. While we have been updated as to the forward lines be sure to check out the pre-game report following skate in Montreal for updates as well as for the media availability with players and coach Paul Maurice. Puck drop is at 6 PM CDT. Join us afterwards for our post-game show here (be sure to smash that like/subscribe button).
Note II: The Moose are also in action tonight as they have a re-match with the Senators tonight after last night’s third period shooting gallery at the IcePlex wasn’t enough to tie the game and they ultimately dropped the contest 3-2. Puck drop is at 6 PM.
Winnipeg Sun: Come on down to Winnipeg, Scheifele says, as trade deadline nears. The Jets alternate captain makes a good case. If you want to be in a situation where you can win and with winter in the rear view mirror (a point I am making) seems like it would make sense.
Winnipeg Sun: Suspected concussion fells Jets’ captain Wheeler indefinitely. A guy who has missed six games total since the team moved to Winnipeg and only five of those were due to injury (last one was because team was holding him out to keep him fresh before playoffs) will likely match that number since he isn’t expected to be part of the road trip.
Winnipeg Free Press: A chance to win every night. (Paywall). Jets top netminder has sure rounded into form and also clearly has his eyes on the ultimate prize.
Sportsnet: Jets hit by injury bug as Wheeler sidelined with suspected concussion. Ken wrote about the big news of the day.
Global News/CJOB 680: Expect Winnipeg Jets to bolster blue line by Monday deadline. It has been fascinating to watch this season unlike any other as the names have consistently changed as the deadline approaches.
Winnipeg Sun: The loss of Blake Wheeler and what it means for the Jets’ upcoming five-game road trip. Sun sports columnist Paul Friesen and sports reporter Scott Billeck discuss the loss of Blake Wheeler to a suspected concussion and what that means for the Jets as they get set to embark on a five-game road trip starting Thursday night against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre.
Sportsnet: Will the Blake Wheeler injury change the Winnipeg Jets trade deadline plans? Sean Reynolds and Ken Wiebe react to the news that captain Blake Wheeler will be out indefinitely with what they’re treating as a concussion for now, what fallout to expect on the top line and PP, and whether this changes their deadline plans.
TSN: Canadian trade deadline edition. With the Maple Leafs, Jets, and Canadiens all gearing up for a run in the playoffs, what do those teams need to fix heading into the deadline? Well, Craig Button gets you set up for the deadline, outlining what each team should look to bolster with April 12 fast approaching.
TSN: How are the Jets planning to adapt without Wheeler? With the news that Blake Wheeler will not travel on the Jets’ upcoming five-game road trip due to an injury sustained against the Ottawa Senators, Sara Orlesky joins Rod Smith to discuss the injury and how Winnipeg plans to adapt without their captain.
Illegal Curve: Moose 3rd period shooting gallery isn’t enough as Senators take it 3-2. A look at who was missing, the lineup, a game recap, video highlights, noteworthy events, players and coach media availability and more.