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Winnipeg Jets place Riley Nash on waivers

The veteran finds himself on waivers.

Riley Nash was signed in the offseason to be a steady 4th line centre presence for the Jets while contributing to the penalty kill. Instead he has played 15 games without any points and has found himself a healthy scratch for a number of games. In face his last game came November 24th against the Blue Jackets and he has been a healthy scratch the last five games.

Today he has been placed on waivers according to Elliotte Friedman.

With the news regarding Pionk and the potential for a suspension this could mean that the Jets are making room to recall a defenceman from the Moose. If I had to guess it would be either 2017 3rd rounder Johnny Kovacevic or 2019 1st rounder Ville Heinola.  Kovacevic is a right shot would make sense if they were planning on getting him his first NHL game.  Alternatively they could simply use Nathan Beaulieu on his off side.

Jets topics covered in the weekly chat on Global with John Shannon included:

Jets finish in Central and what happens with Pierre-Luc Dubois.

ICYMI: Former Winnipeg Jets forward Kristian Vesalainen has signed a one-year extension with HIFK.

Which Canadian team do you think is most likely to end the drought?

@KevinWeekes went with the Jets.

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