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Winnipeg Jets Practice Report

Fresh off a win vs the Ducks the Jets practice in Anaheim as they get set to face the Kings.

The Jets are coming off an improbable 3rd period comeback win against the Ducks last night in Anaheim which gave them three straight wins. The team remains in Anaheim today for practice as they prepare to face the Kings for the first time this season.

The big question mark ahead of today’s practice was whether captain Blake Wheeler will be on the ice today with his team which head coach Paul Maurice indicated in his post-game comments is a possibility. This was confirmed in advance of skate by Jamie Thomas of JetsTV who said Wheeler had cleared NHL COVID protocols and would practice with the team.

White jersey practice scaled

Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

Skate news:

As per Mitchell Clinton of JetsTV it is an optional with the following players skating today:

Forwards: Wheeler, Ehlers, Connor, Svechnikov, Nash, Dubois, Harkins, Toninato
Defence: DeMelo, Stanley, Bealieu
Goalie: Comrie

Players media availability:

Coach media availability:

Topics:

1) Having Blake Wheeler back around the team.
2) Finding time to put Wheeler back into lineup (1:04)
3) Giving Eric Comrie the start tomorrow (1:42)
4) Could there be chemistry with Connor/Dubois/Wheeler? (2:41)

Up next:

The Jets road trip in California continues tomorrow night in Los Angeles. Start your Thursday with the morning papers at 7 AM, stay with us throughout the day for the latest news and then join us on the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show following the final buzzer.

The Jets remain off but both the Moose and Ice are in action tomorrow.

Manitoba will be in Milwaukee to take on the Admirals.

Ice will be in Brandon to take on the Wheat Kings.

Keep it locked to https://illegalcurve.com/

Jets topics covered in the weekly chat on Global with John Shannon included:

Jets finish in Central and what happens with Pierre-Luc Dubois.

https://illegalcurve.com/global-news-update-with-john-shannon-on-the-winnipeg-jets-8/

ICYMI: Former Winnipeg Jets forward Kristian Vesalainen has signed a one-year extension with HIFK.

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-1st-rounder-kristian-vesalainen-signs-one-year-extension-with-hifk/

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