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Winnipeg Jets Practice Report

Latest from the Jets skate at the MTS Centre.

Ehlers at practice

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

The Jets were off yesterday and a small contingent of players hit the ice this morning for a skate ahead of tomorrow’s game against the Minnesota Wild here in Winnipeg.  We did learn following skate about a number of players who are injured including Shawn Matthias who requires surgery and is done for the season.


Adam Lowry:  How he has seen his game progress this year.  Seeing the work in practice get rewarded in a game.  Where is his confidence level right now?  How can they beat the Wild for the first time this season?

Mark Scheifele:  On how they ended the road trip.  On the Jets response to goals against in the Islanders game as they have “matured” this season.  On what he has seen from the Wild.  On the play of the Jets patchwork defence.  On defence keeping it simple.  Little more motivated to play against a Wild team that has beaten them four times? Putting on the retro jerseys.

Josh Morrissey:  Little more motivated to play against a Wild team that has beaten them four times?  On the guys on the Wild who pose a problem.  On the defencemen coming into the lineup and playing a simpler game.  On the guys who have stepped into the lineup.

Coach Maurice:  On what he has seen in Adam Lowry’s game.  On the importance of Lowry down the middle.  Injury updates.  What has he liked from Melchiori?  What are the keys when the lineup gets depleted?  Little more motivated to play against a Wild team that has beaten them four times?  On Nic Petan finally scoring but having it called back.  Brian Strait will play tomorrow?  On Patrik Laine.  On the season Matthias had for the Jets.

All audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.

The night before the first Jets game in some time.

Given the above you'd be inclined to believe that tomorrow will finally be the day the play by play voice of the Jets is revealed.

For now get the latest from day 3 of training camp via

It is going to be a younger Jets roster tomorrow for the first game of the pre-season against the Oilers.

Will also be a first chance to see Chaz Lucius, Saku Maenalanen, Kevin Stenlund, Ashton Sautner and Kyle Capobianco in a Winnipeg uniform.

Topics covered in today's media availability with Jets head coach Rick Bowness included:

- needing a game right now
- Gustafsson paired with Gagner
- Gagner's veteran presence
- Dubois & Stanley mixing it up
- system implementation

And more.

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