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Winnipeg Jets Practice Report

Following a big win over the Wild the Jets return to the ice for practice.

The Jets are coming off a massive win over the Wild as they try to scratch and claw their way back into the playoff race following the All-Star break. It will still be a tall hill to climb as they sit seven points back of the Flames who have the second wild card spot currently (with one game in hand).

Skate news:

As per Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet a pair of players are wearing yellow, non-contact jerseys in Logan Stanley and David Gustafsson. for what he calls an optional practice. According to Sara Orlesky of TSN not skating today are Nate Schmidt, Blake Wheeler, Paul Stastny, Kyle Connor, Andrew Copp and Josh Morrissey.

Health news:

Logan Stanley and David Gustafsson will both be on the road trip with the Jets according to interim head coach Dave Lowry although he didn’t confirm that Stanley would be ready to play.

Coach media availability:

Topics:

1) Status of the six players not skating today?
2) David Gustafsson being back on the ice. (:05)
3) Will Logan Stanley travel on the road? (:46)
4) What can the power play time do for a young player like Ville Heinola? (:52)
5) Seeing chemistry develop between Heinola and Cole Perfetti (1:27)
6) Reduction in practice time with game heavy schedule (1:58)
7) How difficult is it to instill things without practice? (2:26)
8) How does lack of practice time get made up? (3:00)
9) Does he have a plan for the goalies? (3:36)
10) What stands out to him about the season Josh Morrissey is having? (4:05)
11) What has it meant to have 44 return to form? (4:37)
12) Is it fair to ask for his players to play that physical brand every night? (5:14)
13) Converting good defence into good offence (5:54)

Up next:

The Jets have another day of practice scheduled for Thursday.  You can start your day with the Morning Papers which go live on illegalcurve.com at 7 AM.

Time for some Wednesday night hockey in Winnipeg.

Reminder: The game isn't being televised so you'll either have to be there or watch via the Jets website.

While there won't be an Illegal Curve Post-Game Show tnt they are coming soon. Subscribe here: https://m.youtube.com/user/illegalcurveradio

An hour to go before the Jets and Flames get underway in Winnipeg.

Let the pre-game report get you set up ahead of the action.

https://illegalcurve.com/game-5-of-the-pre-season-jets-vs-flames-pre-game-report/

Topics covered in today's media availability with Jets head coach Rick Bowness following morning skate included:

- 'to do' list before home opener
- how team adapted to system
- knowing players on and off ice
- team building in Banff

And more.

https://illegalcurve.com/game-5-of-the-pre-season-jets-vs-flames-pre-game-report/

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