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Winnipeg Jets Practice Report

The first practice of the regular season took place at Bell MTS Place.

The Jets took to the ice for today’s first practice of the regular season.

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Photo Credit: John Delaney (Winnipeg Jets)

Skate news:

We are still waiting to hear Jets roster ahead of the 2021 season including the news of a one-year deal Trevor Lewis is expected to sign (Update: he’s signed) and the roster/taxi squad configurations.  Update:  Here is the 21 man roster with the five player taxi squad.  The Jets also assigned 2019 1st rounder Ville Heinola and 2020 1st rounder Cole Perfetti had been assigned to the Manitoba Moose.  Dominic Toninato, who was seen as a likely taxi squad member, was designated for long term injured reserve.

Lines & D Pairs:

Copp-Scheifele-Wheeler
Connor-Stastny-Laine
Vesalainen-Lowry-Lewis
Perreault-Thompson-Appleton
Harkins

Morrissey-Poolman
Forbort-Pionk
Beaulieu-DeMelo
Niku

Hellebuyck
Brossoit

Health News:

Nikolaj Ehlers was missing due to CPRA (covid protocols related absence) according to head coach Paul Maurice. Ted Wyman indicated that Copp took Ehlers spot and Vesalainen moved into Copp’s spot.

Interviews:

Up Next:

The Jets will kick off their 2020-21 season/home opener tomorrow night against the Calgary Flames.  Be sure to keep it locked to illegalcurve.com for the AM Papers which go live at 7 AM CT.

14th anniversary of the Illegal Curve Hockey Show:

Topics: All Star Skills Competition Recap, Which Jets player needs to step their game up the most over last 30 games, Discussing different players could be on the Jets radar.

Guest: @mikemcintyrewpg

https://illegalcurve.com/2-4-illegal-curve-hockey-show/

Thanks very much for joining us on our 14th anniversary edition of the Illegal Curve Hockey Show.

Podcast should be up soon.

For now check out the latest Jets news.

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-morning-papers-3760/

You can't spell IC Anniversary Party without Mike McIntyre (note: this has not been fact checked).

Nevertheless, our next guest on The IC Hockey Show is @mikemcintyrewpg of @WinnipegNews, joining to discuss the #NHLJets and more!

Watch/Chat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3OT0EKcJrQ

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