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Winnipeg Jets Practice Report

Before they jet off to Tampa the Jets hit the ice in Winnipeg for a practice.

The Jets will leave Winnipeg feeling good about their game having gone 4-1-0 during this five-game homestand.

Skate news:

Gabriel Vilardi on the ice for today’s Jets practice in a yellow, non-contact but it’s progress that he’s with the main group and not on his own.

Missing from skate today are Vlad Namestnikov and Morgan Barron.


Perfetti-Toninato (Namestnikov)-Ehlers
Vilardi (Barron)-Gustafsson-AJF

Player media interviews:

Coach media interview:


1) Momentum built from the 4-1-0 homestand.
2) Top 5 in 5 on 5 goals for and against (1:12)
3) Focus on being above playoff line at U.S. Thanksgiving (2:00)
4) What’s possibility that Gabriel Vilardi might suit up for a game on road trip? (2:24)
5) With the lines rolling, where would they put Vilardi? (3:16)
6) Is there a temptation to try to re-discover Vilardi with Scheifele/Connor? (3:46)
7) Might they consider Vilardi at centre? (4:29)
8) Players focus on Dallas loss despite going 4-1-0 during homestand (5:04)
9) Updates on Vlad Namestnikov and Morgan Barron? (5:37)
10) Thoughts on the Grey Cup and Blue Bombers (5:56)

Health update:

As per associate coach Scott Arniel both Vlad Namestnikov and Morgan Barron were off for maintenance today. He also spoke about Gabriel Vilardi who he indicated there was a “good chance” he might play on road trip.

Up next:

The Jets will practice tomorrow in Tampa as they prepare themselves for their next game on Wednesday against the Lightning. Don’t forget to join us after the game on the Illegal Curve Post-Game Show.