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Winnipeg Jets Practice Report

After a loss to the Sabres, the Jets hit the ice to prepare for the Flyers.

It’s been almost ten days since the last time the Jets hit the ice for a practice. They are drawing closer and closer to the All-Star Break which means two more games in Winnipeg but after last night’s 3-2 loss to the Sabres they are looking to get back on track.

Skate news:

As per Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun a few faces missing from today’s skate including Nikolaj Ehlers, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Dylan DeMelo and Connor Hellebuyck.

Lines & D pairs:


Stanley/Samberg/Capobianco rotating together.

Health news:

Head coach Rick Bowness indicated in his media availability (as per Scott) that the guys missing were simply for maintenance as players deal with bumps and bruises.

Player media availability:

Coach media availability:


1) Alarm bell time?
2) Any ideas from the players what’s doing? (1:59)
3) Importance of ‘pace’ (3:06)
4) Impact of the influx of skill into lineup (4:17)
5) Hard league to win in (5:17)
6) Are there systemic issues or does this team need time off? (6:21)
7) Importance of the All-Star break getting guys rest/recovered (7:34)
8) Status of players not skating? (7:48)
9) Making mental mistakes due to fatigue (8:29)

Jets merch contest:

We are almost done January there are still some opportunities left to enter and win the IC contest for authentic Jets merch and a grand prize of an NHL game of your choice. You can enter here.

Up next:

The Jets take on the Flyers tomorrow in Winnipeg. Be sure start your morning with the Morning Papers which go live at 7 AM, join us on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show at 9 AM, stick with us throughout the day for the latest news and then after the game be part of the conversation on the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show after the Winnipeg/Philadelphia game.