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Winnipeg Jets Practice Report

Another day of practice for the Jets as they get set for their game on the 29th.

Another day of practice for the Jets as they continue to get set for their game on the 29th when they are set to host the Blackhawks.

Photo Credit: Colby Spence (Illegal Curve)

Recall news:

Winnipeg announced this morning that they had reassigned Ville Heinola from the AHL to the taxi squad. Sounds like he is simply going to be there as holding a spot for Pionk who is travelling to Winnipeg

Skate news:

As per Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun defenceman Neal Pionk is still not on the ice. He also provides the lines and D pairs below.

Lines and D pairs:


Dillon-Heinola (placeholder)

Players interviews:

Coach interview:


1) Update on Status of Neal Pionk
2) What’s the plan for Ville Heinola (:50)
3) Instilling a net front presence in team (1:56)
4) Any teams he points for net from illustration (2:52)
5) Rules making it easier to get to front of net (3:42)
6) What is the learning curve gonna be? (4:45)
7) Benefit to Heinola being with Jets (5:27)
8) Buying into net front as a team to win (6:42).

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Another day of practice for the Jets.