Training camp is underway out at the IcePlex with the Jets players split into two groups. The only player that appears to be absent from this list is 2021 3rd rounder Dmitri Kuzmin. Here are how the two groups shake out:
G: Eric Comrie and Connor Hellebuyck
D: Dylan DeMelo, Josh Morrissey, Dylan Samberg, Logan Stanley, Johnny Kovacevic, Leon Gawanke and Nate Schmidt.
F: Adam Lowry, David Gustafsson, Austin Poganski, Mikey Eyssimont, Paul Stastny, Blake Wheeler, Luke Johnson, Mark Scheifele, CJ Suess, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Kyle Connor, Kristian Reichel and Kristian Vesalainen
G: Mikhail Berdin, Philippe Desrosiers & Arvid Holm.
D: Neal Pionk, Brenden Dillon, Ville Heinola, Nathan Beaulieu, Simon Lundmark, Declan Chisholm, Tyrel Bauer, Nelson Nogier.
F: Andrew Copp, Jansen Harkins, Riley Nash, Dominic Toninato, Nikolaj Ehlers, Jeff Malott, Evan Poleri, Haralds Egle, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Cole Perfetti.
Lines & D Pairs:
Of course it is day 1 of camp so take anything with a grain of salt but here are the lines and D pairs via Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press.
The list cuts down a bit for today’s scrimmage and would seem to show the players who are in the mix for a spot with the big club.
Blue: Neal Pionk, Brenden Dillon, Andrew Copp, Jansen Harkins, Ville Heinola, David Gustafsson, Riley Nash, Nikolaj Ehlers, Nathan Beaulieu, Simon Lundmark, Declan Chisholm, Luke Johnson, Evgeny Svechnikov, CJ Suess and Pierre-Luc Dubois.
White: Dylan DeMelo, Adam Lowry, Dominic Toninato, Paul Stastny, Blake Wheeler, Jeff Malott, Josh Morrissey, Dylan Samberg, Mark Scheifele, Logan Stanley, Johnny Kovacevic, Kyle Connor, Nate Schmidt, Cole Perfetti and Kristian Vesalainen.
According to Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun prospect defenceman Dylan Samberg got tied up with Johnny Kovacevic during a drill. Sean Reynolds of Sportsnet added “Samberg spent the rest of the practice on the bench. Went on the ice before leaving, glided without putting any weight on his right leg, and limped into the dressing room once heading off.”
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Training camp resumes on Friday for day 2 out at the IcePlex with the players hitting the ice at 10 AM.