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Winnipeg Jets Practice Report

The Jets hit the ice for a short skate before taking off for Montreal.

The Jets hit the ice for a quick skate before heading on the road for five games starting tomorrow night in Montreal.

Andrew Copp at practice scaled

Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

Transaction news:

The Jets have reassigned Kristian Vesalainen from the Moose to the taxi squad.

Morning skate news:

According to Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet he only player missing today was Jets captain Blake Wheeler. Accordingly the lines and Dpairs listed below by Ken are without number 26.

Line rushes:




Player media availability:

Coach media availability:


1. Status of Blake Wheeler?
2. His plans for his lineup.
3. The hit on Wheeler being more solid than it appeared.
4. Would Wheeler be able to join them on the trip later?
5. On the Tkachuk hit.
6. Opportunity for Jansen Harkins.

Health news:

Jets head coach Paul Maurice announced that captain Blake Wheeler is out indefinitely and will not be making the road trip out east.

Up next:

The Jets will kick off five games on the road starting tomorrow night in Montreal with a 6 pm puck drop. Be sure to keep it locked to 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

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

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For now check out the latest Jets news.

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!


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