Note: As you’ll see below the focus after practice yesterday was Gabriel Vilardi and his recovery from injury and interestingly how he sustained it. After being red-hot for most of November the Jets have hit a bit of a skid having lost two straight games while their opponent this evening in the Oilers were having a poor November but have now picked up wins in three straight games. Should make for an interesting hockey game. With it being a gameday all eyes will be on morning skate (optional) which gets underway at 10:30 AM CST. All the relevant news will be posted in the pre-game report so check back for that. Puck drop is at 7 PM CST.
Note II: This evening, after the final buzzer sounds between Winnipeg and Edmonton, we want you to be part of the conversation on the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show as we discuss and analyze the results of the game.
Note III: The Moose practiced on Wednesday where we learned that the season was most likely over for captain Jimmy Oligny. They are scheduled for another day of practice today as they continue to get set for tomorrow’s game against Rockford.
Note IV: Jets prospect Garrett Brown underwent surgery on Wednesday and will miss the remainder of the season according to his University of Denver team.
Winnipeg Sun: ‘It was a stupid play’: Jets’ Vilardi blasts Kings’ Lizotte after MCL sprain cost him six weeks. The winger didn’t mince words yesterday.
Winnipeg Free Press: Gabriel Vilardi bitter about ex-teammate’s injury-causing ‘stupid play’. (Paywall). It was quite palpable during the media availability on Thursday.
The Athletic Winnipeg: Gabriel Vilardi frustrated by Blake Lizotte collision that sidelined him: ‘It was a stupid play’. (Paywall). Murat gives his assessment of the media availability that took place in Winnipeg.
Global News: Jets’ special teams need to catch up with 5-on-5 play. No doubt about that if this team wants to bank a few extra standings points.