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Winnipeg Jets Practice Report

A second straight day of practice in Winnipeg.

After hitting the ice on Thursday for practice the Jets are set to do so again (which has been rare this season) in Winnipeg as they prepare to face the Blackhawks tomorrow night.

Skate news:

As per Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun same cast of characters on the ice for Winnipeg this morning.  Still missing are Dylan DeMelo and David Gustafsson.

Lines & D pairs:

Gagner & Jonsson-Fjallby


Player media availability:

Coach media availability:


1) Intensity of practice.
2) Why does rust set in? (:45)
3) Advantage to take on a tired Hawks team (1:27)
4) Facing a team that isn’t in a playoff spot (aka loose) (2:24)
5) How does he manage guys concerns about lineup (re: trade deadline) (3:14)
6) Is there excitement from team with them being buyers? (4:14)
7) Did he reflect over break about the grueling schedule (5:26)
8) Updates on Dylan DeMelo and David Gustafsson? (6:04)
9) What was the name of the drill they opened practice with? (6:26)
10) Does he do anything different with a 9 PM start? (7:12)

Health update:

Merch contest:

While February is well underway there haven’t been any games yet. There will be nine opportunities to enter and win the IC contest for authentic Jets merch. You can enter here.

Up next:

The Jets play their first game in 12 days tomorrow when they take on Chicago. Be sure start your morning with the Morning Papers which go live at 7 AM, then join us on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show at 9 AM, followed by a day full of Jets news and then concluding with the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show.