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Winnipeg Jets Practice Report

Jets hold an optional practice ahead of their homestand.

The Jets returned home from four games on the road with just three points in the standings bank. Tough results given they had the lead in Dallas and it was a tie game in Calgary with under one minute remaining in the 3rd period. No time to lament what was as they face four clubs here in Winnipeg over the next week or so.

Skate news:

To the joy of his teammates and fans the smiling face of Nikolaj Ehlers was back on the ice skating in a non-contact uniform according to Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press. It is an optional practice but there were still 14 guys skating (including Ehlers) according to Mike and they are listed below.

Players taking part:

G: Hellebuyck, Comrie
D: Schmidt, Stanley, Beaulieu, Samberg
F: Copp, Svechnikov, Harkins, Vesalainen, Poganski, Brooks, Suess, Ehlers (in non-contact)

Player media availability:

Coach media availability:

Apparently interim head coach Dave Lowry took the optional today which means no health updates. Will have to wait for tomorrow after morning skate.

Up next:

The Jets will look to get a streak going when the Habs come to town on Tuesday.

You can start your day with the Morning Papers which go live on at 7 AM, stick with us throughout the day for updates and then join the conversation on the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show.

After 20 minutes of play in Edmonton the Jets find themselves down 1-0 to the Oilers.

But the big news was that Dan Robertson is now "officially" the new play by play voice of Winnipeg on TSN.

What are your initial thoughts?

The Jets lines to kick off game 1 of the pre-season against the Oilers:

Perfetti - Dubois - Reichel
Harkins - Stenlund - Maenalanen
Malott - Lucius - Appleton
Toninato - Gustafsson - Eyssimont

Stanley - DeMelo
Capobianco - Kovacevic
Chisholm - Gawanke


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