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Winnipeg Jets Practice Report

Following a loss and ahead of road trip the Jets hit the ice for practice.

The Jets are set to practice in Winnipeg as they prepare for their final two road games before the All-Star Break. They are coming off a really bad 5-1 loss to the Canucks last night and are mired in a six game (0-4-2) losing streak.

Transaction news:

Five moves made ahead of skate:

Reassigned from Jets to taxi squad: Johnny KovacevicKristian Reichel and Leon Gawanke

Reassigned to taxi squad from Moose: Mikey Eyssimont and Declan Chisholm.

The Moose are scheduled to practice today although they may be a little bare with all their D prospects potentially heading out of town before their weekend series with Abbotsford.

Pre-practice news:

According to Mitchell Clinton of JetsTV once again defenceman Dylan DeMelo was in a non-contact uniform skating ahead of practice.

Skate news:

As per Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press a few players were absent today including Andrew Copp and Nathan Beaulieu. He also indicates out of covid protocol and back on the ice are Dominic Toninato and assistant coach Charlie Huddy. Sara Orlesky of TSN adds that Neal Pionk, who was in quite a bit of pain after blocking a shot just before Vancouver scored their fifth goal of the game, is taking part in practice.

Player media availability:

Coach media availability:

Topics:

1) Does the team have an identity?
2) Is it surprising that identity is still a work in progress at midpoint of season? (1:03)
3) All the players who have played for the Jets & Moose already this season (1:50)
4) The foundation for this team (2:30)
5) The structure they employed during last game vs Blues on 19th (3:01)
6) Update on Copp and Beaulieu (4:01)
7) How would he describe the team’s mood right now? (4:12)
8) Could Dominic Toninato be a player tomorrow? (4:40)
9) Will Morrissey or DeMelo go on the road trip? (5:02)
10) Additional information about Beaulieu’s status (5:27)
11) How do you teach “Attention to detail” (5:52)
12) Why is there a need to preach expectation given the vets on this team? (6:45)

Up next:

The road trip begins tomorrow afternoon in St. Louis with a clash against the Blues with a 2 PM puck drop.  You can start your day with the Morning Papers which go live on illegalcurve.com at 7 AM, join the Illegal Curve Hockey Show at 9 AM, stick with us throughout the day for updates and then join the conversation on the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show.

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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