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Winnipeg Jets Practice Report

A day of practice to get ready for the Panthers.

The Jets left behind the cold weather and perhaps the bad vibes that have been hampering this club for the last few days, I mean weeks,  I mean months. They face a critical, potentially season defining road trip through Florida and Carolina. They start with a Panthers team, led by their former coach Paul Maurice, who themselves are trying to get above the playoff line, then they head up the I-75 north to Tampa to take on a Lightning team on a slide (3-4-3 in last 10) and then they end heading north to Carolina to take on the second best team in the Eastern Conference.

And they do it without Pierre-Luc Dubois (at least to start) who is dealing with an upper-body injury suffered in the game against the Sharks.

Skate news:

As per Mitchell Clinton of the Jets all who are expected to be in attendance are in attendance at the Panthers IceDen for practice. He confirms that Pierre-Luc Dubois is not in attendance.

Lines and D pairs:



Player media availability:

Coach media availability:


1) Mood at practice.
2) How close are the Jets to breaking out on the power play? (:45)
3) Comfort with Namestnikov at centre (1:32)
4) How closely will they watch Panthers/ Hawks game tnt? (1:58)
5) New additions bringing life to the group (2:19)
6) What’s he seeing from leadership right now? (2:37)
7) Update on Pierre-Luc Dubois (2:58)

Health Update:

Jets head coach Rick Bowness confirms no Pierre-Luc Dubois for either game in Florida. His hope is he joins them in Carolina for the game on Tuesday against the Hurricanes.

Merch contest:

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Up next:

The Jets will have a chance to try to take advantage of a Panthers team who are playing tonight against the Blackhawks. Be sure start your morning with the Morning Papers which go live at 7 AM, stick with us throughout the day for any and all news and then join us after the final buzzer on the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show.