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Winnipeg Jets Practice Report

After a bad loss last night the Jets return to the ice to practice ahead of game vs Avs.

The Jets lost a game they could ill afford to lose last night when the Red Wings came to town and left with a 3-1 victory. The Jets hit the ice for a practice this morning as they prepare for the top team in the division when the Avalanche are in Winnipeg on Friday night.

Skate news:

As per Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun the only missing player today at skate is Blake Wheeler.

Health update:

As per interim head coach Dave Lowry it was a maintenance day for the Jets captain.

Players media availabilities:

Coach media availability:


1) Preparing the Jets for the Avs.
2) Fine line between emotion and physicality? (1:38)
3) His role in keeping the team motivated (2:20)
4) How much belief is there in the dressing room? (3:02)
5) The silence in the dressing room after the loss (3:48)
6) Status of Blake Wheeler? (4:13)
7) The shift in momentum after the disallowed Wheeler goal? (4:35)
8) His expectations for leadership to keep team motivated (5:27)
9) Is this group fragile right now? (6:06)
10) Playing catch-up since All-Star break. (7:00)

Up next:

Jets miniscule chance at a playoff spot require them to start the winning streak to end all winning streaks starting with the final game of this homestand against Colorado in Winnipeg tomorrow night.

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.