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Winnipeg Jets Practice Report

A rare day of practice which followed a day of practice as the Jets get ready to face the Canucks on Saturday.

Most of the talk on Thursday was focused on 2020 1st rounder Cole Perfetti joining the big club (via the taxi squad) to take part in his first practice in the NHL.

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Photo Credit: John Delaney (Winnipeg Jets)

Skate news:

The trio of players (Wheeler, Scheifele & Stastny) who skipped Thursday’s practice for maintenance were all on the ice according to Mitchell Clinton of JetsTV.

Lines & D pairs:

As per Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet here are how things were lining up during practice.

Connor-Scheifele-Wheeler
Copp-Stastny-Ehlers
Perreault-Lowry-Appleton
Harkins-Gustafsson-Lewis

Morrissey-DeMelo
Forbort-Pionk
Stanley-Beaulieu

Hellebuyck
Brossoit

(Vesalainen, Perfetti are extra Fs, Niku the extra D)

Here are the power play units in practice also according to Ken.

PP1

Scheifele-Morrissey-Connor
Stastny-Wheeler

PP2
Perreault-Pionk-Ehlers
Copp-Lowry

Player availability:

To follow: Paul Stastny.

Coach availability:

Topics:

1. Nikolaj Ehlers use of his speed.
2. Does he like how they are generating offence?
3. His thoughts on the Vancouver Canucks.
4. The maturation of Connor Hellebuyck.
5. On Jim Rutherford stepping away in Pittsburgh.
6. More on Nikolaj Ehlers finding time and space.
7. Any update on Pierre-Luc Dubois?

Up next:

The Jets will close out their January calendar tomorrow with a late game in Winnipeg against the Canucks.  Be sure to keep it locked to illegalcurve.com for the AM Papers which go live at 7 AM CT and the Illegal Curve Hockey Show on TSN 1290 Winnipeg which starts at 9 AM CT.

The Jets and Moose remain off the ice while the Ice of Winnipeg are back on it tomorrow night here in Manitoba.

Be sure to keep it locked to https://illegalcurve.com/ for all the latest news you can use.

Tongues were wagging in south Florida at the All-Star gear worn by Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck.

The folks who made his gear are giving it away to one lucky fan.

https://illegalcurve.com/win-winnipeg-jets-goalie-connor-hellebuycks-one-of-a-kind-all-star-game-used-gear/

Dinner bell is ringing.

Time to eat and peruse the latest hockey news.

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-morning-papers-3762/

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