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Winnipeg Jets Practice Report

Check out the latest from the Jets practice at Bell MTS IcePlex.

Bryan Little at IcePlex

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

The Jets are back in action today following a 1-0 loss to the Blues last night which kicked started the four-game home stand.

Pre-practice news:

The team announced that they had reassigned Cam Schilling to the Manitoba Moose.  The veteran D man played four games for Winnipeg which was his first NHL action since he played four games for the Capitals back in 2014-15.  This stretch with the Jets saw Schilling also pick up his first NHL point.

Practice notes:

As per Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun a few players not skating including Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele and Andrew Copp.  Joe Morrow is skating in a non-contact uniform.

Audio:

Josh Morrissey

Mathieu Perreault

Coach Maurice:  Status of Josh Morrissey for tomorrow?  Thoughts on Dmitry Kulikov’s game?  On Josh Morrissey’s play before the injury.  The growth in Morrissey’s game.  Are Scheifele/Wheeler maintenance?  Who starts in net for the Jets against the Flyers?  Update on Copp?  On Morrissey’s video prep.  On the impression that Cam Schilling left with him.  On what Logan Shaw is doing with the Moose.

All audio courtesy of TSN 1290 Winnipeg.

Health Update:

Coach Maurice provided updates on some players including: Josh Morrissey “He’ll come to the rink as a player and then we’ll make sure he feels as good tomorrow as he does today and make that decision.”, Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler who both didn’t skate today were held off because of the minutes they played last night (both played 25+ vs Blues), Andrew Copp being placed on the IR was a “numbers thing” because they knew he wasn’t playing within the seven day block but added “he hasn’t felt right since the Island but he’s getting better and feeling better so hopefully soon.”

Goaltending:

Coach Maurice confirmed that Connor Hellebuyck gets the start against Philadelphia.

Up Next:

The Jets face the Flyers tomorrow afternoon at 2 pm here in Winnipeg.  Be sure to keep it locked to illegalcurve.com for the AM Papers which go live at 7 AM followed by the Jets pre-game report at 10:30 AM.

ICYMI: The Jets released their roster for the fourth exhibition game of the pre-season tonight against the Oilers.

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-pre-season-game-4-roster-vs-oilers/

It was an off day in Jetsland today but Saturday is gonna be busy:

- potential training camp moves
- Illegal Curve Hockey Show
- Dale Hawerchuk statue reveal
- Jets vs Oilers.

Be sure you keep it locked to https://illegalcurve.com/

The Bombers are currently in action, WWE Smackdown is wrapping up downtown & @RumorsComedy is getting ready for another hilarious show.

With so much happening tonight, ease into your Saturday AM with The IC Hockey Show, starting at 9:00am CT.

Watch/Chat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muA3h6Zc8KY

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