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Winnipeg Jets recall Kristian Vesalainen from the Manitoba Moose

Jets recall their 2017 1st rounder from the Moose.

Kristian Vesalainen at ice level at faceoff

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Thursday morning there was a report out of Finland that the KHL contract of Jets 2017 1st rounder Kristian Vesalainen had been purchased by his hometown team Jokerit.  Of course this led to all sorts of speculation that the prospect would be heading back to Europe for the remainder of the season.  In the eight games he has played since he was sent down to the AHL to play with the Manitoba Moose he has three goals and five assists.  He has looked way more comfortable playing big minutes as well as getting time on the power play with the farm club.

Today just before puck drop here in Winnipeg as the Jets were getting ready to face the visiting Buffalo Sabres the team announced that they had recalled Kristian Vesalainen to the big club.

Of course this led to further speculation as to his future status.  Will he stay or will he go?

Sara Orlesky of TSN had this to say:

Here is what Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun added:

As always we will keep you up-to-date with any and all Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose news by keeping it locked to illegalcurve.com and on social media including Twitter | Facebook | Instagram.  And you can follow me on twitter as well (@icdave).

Morning skate for the Jets gets underway in 30 minutes.

Check out this chat focused on key battles in the final audition for Winnipeg.

https://illegalcurve.com/jets-setting-key-battles-in-the-final-audition-for-the-winnipeg-jets/

Headlines:

Jets opening roster coming into focus. Jets have some tough decisions to make. Dubois hopes his drive to win Stanley Cup will win over doubters. Cost to attend an NHL game in each Canadian city, ranked.

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-morning-papers-3642/

It is a triple game day for the hockey teams of Winnipeg:

Jets vs Flames in Calgary
Moose vs Univ of Regina in Regina
Ice vs Pats in Regina

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-morning-papers-3642/

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