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Winnipeg Jets Practice Report

After a day off on Friday the Jets hit the ice for practice today.

The Jets took Friday off after they won their only game of the week in Detroit on Thursday night.

With eight players and one coach currently in covid protocol along with the absences due to injury for Blake Wheeler (latest) and David Gustafsson (latest) there are plenty of questions ahead of skate. Of course Nikolaj Ehlers was placed into protocol on the 10th and four players went in on the 11th so the team could be poised in the next few days to get quite a few players back.

Skate news:

According to Ken Wiebe of Sportnet a number of players are out of protocol and back on the ice for the Jets this morning including Nikolaj Ehlers, Kristian Reichel, Logan Stanley, Nathan Beaulieu and Ville Heinola. Ken also notes that Jansen Harkins isn’t skating today and as you can see from the lines and D pairs he supplied below they are currently using Logan Stanley and Nathan Beaulieu as forwards.

Also missing is CJ Suess who blocked a shot with his hand last game in Detroit and Evgeny Svechnikov.

Player Updates:

As per interim head coach Dave Lowry forward Jansen Harkins is in transit. He didn’t meet requirements to cross border. CJ Suess has an upper-body injury (could be longer than day-to-day) as does/is Evgeny Svechnikov (day-to-day)

Lines & D Pairs:

Connor-Dubois-Perfetti
Copp-Scheifele-Ehlers
Vesalainen-Lowry-Reichel
Stanley-Toninato-Beaulieu

Morrissey-DeMelo
Samberg-Pionk
Chisholm-Schmidt
Heinola is working in

Player media availability:

Coach media availability:

Topics:

1) Update on Harkins, Suess and Svechnikov.
2) His thoughts on Dylan Samberg’s NHL debut
3) Giving younger players more opportunity.
4) How valuable is it for players to make first impression?
5) Opportunity for players on the Moose.
6) The players still working after practice ends.

Up next:

The Jets are scheduled to be off tomorrow.  You can start your day with the Morning Papers which go live on illegalcurve.com at 7 AM.

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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