Jets Rumors & News

  • Chaotic start to Copp's career

    Winnipeg Free Press "The bother to start his NHL career will all be an amusing footnote at some point. But Andrew Copp could be forgiven for wondering about his first day or two as a pro hockey player. First there was Friday’s odyssey, setting out from his home in Ann Arbor, Mich., flying from Windsor, Ont.,..." March 29

  • Jets find some wiggle room in playoff race with huge win over Habs

    Winnipeg Sun "Maybe it’s the Bruce Springsteen mask. Not long after Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec got a new paint job on his face protector in late February — a couple of images of New Jersey rocker Bruce Springsteen — the man began a tear that’s seen him win his last six starts in spectacular..." March 27

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • Buff returns to lineup against Habs tonight

    Winnipeg Free Press "The Winnipeg Jets will get some big help back in the lineup tonight when they play host to the storied Montreal Canadiens... ‘big’ being the key word here. Dustin Byfuglien, the 6-5, 260-something-pound defenceman, returns to the lineup after missing nine games due to injury. The Jets are 6-3..." March 26

  • Andrew Copp leaves Michigan, signs with Jets

    Detroit News "Forward Andrew Copp will not return to Michigan for his senior season after signing a three-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets. Copp, 20, was drafted by the Jets in the fourth round in 2013. The Jets said the average annual value of Copp's contract is $958,300." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1 "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Canucks ground Jets, 5-2, to win fifth in six games

    Vancouver Sun "The last time a team called the Winnipeg Jets won a game in Vancouver, it was 1995 and it took 78 points to make the playoffs in the National Hockey League’s Western Conference. Tuesday, four years since the NHL returned to Winnipeg, the Jets came here on pace for a 98-point season and still..." March 25

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

  • Newbies pave way for Jets

    Winnipeg Free Press "The late-season acquisitions by the Winnipeg Jets have had multiple impacts but none more co-ordinated than Monday night at Rexall Place. Newcomers Drew Stafford, Lee Stempniak and Tyler Myers scored goals to power the Jets to a much-needed 4-1 victory over the hapless Edmonton Oilers,..." March 24

  • Pavs earns shutout as Jets blank Caps 3-0

    Winnipeg Free Press "It had white-flag surrender, toe-tag on the season written all over it. It was to be the perfect example of a buzzkill, the cops banging on the door AND the kegs running dry to ruin a dandy party. Rewind, if you can, to March 6th — just 16 days ago — when Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice stood..." March 22

  • Jets re-take upper hand with beatdown of Sharks

    Winnipeg Sun "In this high stakes game of leapfrog, the Winnipeg Jets were able to hold serve and for the time being, move back into control of the second wild card berth in the Western Conference. Facing another opponent with designs on staying in the playoff hunt, the Jets scored three times in just..." March 18

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

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    Winnipeg Jets @NHLJets

    Maurice confirms Myers is in the line up tonight.

  • Big question for Winnipeg Jets: What to do with Ondrej Pavelec?

    Winnipeg Sun "Set aside the playoff race in the Western Conference for a moment, even though the Winnipeg Jets’ fragile grip on a spot is loosening almost by the day. Never mind the play of both goaltenders, which since the all-star break has been anything but all-star caliber. Let’s even park, for..." March 16

  • Postma returns while Myers is out

    Pro Hockey Talk "With defenseman Tyler Myers expected to miss his first game due to an upper body injury, Paul Postma is will return to the Winnipeg Jets’ lineup against the Tampa May Lightning. Myers was injured in Thursday’s loss to the Florida Panthers. Jets’ coach Paul Maurice said the club expects to..." March 14

  • Aleksander Barkov's late goal lifts Panthers to 4-2 win over Jets

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The last time the Panthers played the Winnipeg Jets they got walloped 8-2 to start a season-long five-game losing streak that damaged their playoff chances. Fast-forward two months and this time the Panthers were coming off four days between games and not the last leg of a six-game, two-week..." March 13

  • NHL GMs might curb shootouts

    CSN New England "This will hardly come as a shock to anybody that remembers just last week when Claude Julien famously said “they suck” when asked about NHL shootouts, but the Bruins coach is in favor of getting rid of them altogether. Darren Dreger said on NBCSN Wednesday night that the NHL general managers..." March 12

  • Blues all smiles after unlikely hero saves St. Louis from its late mistakes

    Fox Sports Midwest "The Blues learned a valuable lesson Tuesday night against a hungry Winnipeg team at Scottrade Center. St. Louis can't afford to relax in the season's final month if it wants to stay in contention for a Central Division and Western Conference title. The Jets proved that by overcoming a three-goal,..." March 11

  • Evgeny Romasko will become NHL's first Russian referee on Monday "On Monday night in Detroit, when the Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers, Evgeny Romasko will make some history when he becomes the first Russian referee in NHL history when he joins Paul Devorski on the ice at Joe Louis Arena. The 33-year-old Romasko had some assignments earlier this season in..." March 09

  • Jets’ AHL franchise likely to return to Winnipeg for next season

    Winnipeg Free Press "There's a strong chance the Winnipeg Jets will move their AHL affiliate to the MTS Centre this fall for the 2015-16 hockey season. True North Sports & Entertainment had granted the group operating the St. John’s IceCaps a one-year extension last September, taking them through the 2015-16 season..." March 07

  • Jets lose Byfuglien for 2-4 weeks

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fighting to make the playoffs for the first time since moving from Atlanta, the Winnipeg Jets announced a couple of significant injuries today. First, the most significant — defenseman Dustin Byfuglien, arguably the team’s MVP this season, is out 2-4 weeks with an upper-body injury sustained..." March 07

  • No word yet from Jets on Byfuglien's condition

    Winnipeg Free Press "It was a disconcerting sight for the Winnipeg Jets and their faithful watching Dustin Byfuglien leave the ice Wednesday night and not return. Byfuglien, the Jets' powerful hybrid defenceman/forward, exited Wednesday’s 3-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators in the second period with an upper-body..." March 05

  • Senators' Hammond finishes off road trip in grand style against Jets

    Ottawa Citizen "Doesn’t everyone love a little Hamburglar on Friday night? That should be on the menu for the Ottawa Senators, when they return home to face the Buffalo Sabres. On Wednesday, the Senators were forced to go with goaltender Andrew Hammond when the announced starter, Craig Anderson, told training..." March 05

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    Winnipeg Jets @NHLJets

    Dustin Byfuglien won't return to tonight's game (upper body injury). #OTTvsWPG

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    Sara Orlesky @saraorlesky

    #NHLJets tweet out that Stempniak will wear #20

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  • Jets send Klingberg to Rangers for Stempniak "The Winnipeg Jets added depth at forward by acquiring Lee Stempniak from the New York Rangers in exchange for Carl Klingberg. Stempniak, 32, signed a one-year deal with the Rangers as a free agent this past summer. In 53 games this season, the veteran forward registered nine goals, nine..." March 02

  • Jets won't pressure young prospects

    Winnipeg Free Press "When the Winnipeg Jets needed help on the front lines after serious injuries to Mathieu Perreault and Blake Wheeler, plugging the holes with prospects was just not an option. It's one of the reasons Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff opted to make a deal for pending unrestricted free agent Jiri Tlusty..." March 01

  • Jets activate Wheeler from injured reserve

    Pro Hockey Talk "With a big Sunday game against the Los Angeles Kings coming up, the Winnipeg Jets regain a key reinforcement as Blake Wheeler was activated from IR. The 28-year-old last played on Feb. 21 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He’s been a big part of Winnipeg’s most dangerous line alongside Andrew..." March 01

  • Jets beat Stars to snap losing streak

    Winnipeg Sun "Baby steps. While it would be inaccurate to suggest the Winnipeg Jets are back to the level they want to be, a 4-2 victory over the Dallas Stars snapped a two-game losing skid and provided a temporary reprieve to what has been ailing them. The Jets had been far too loose defensively of late,..." February 25

  • Jets Acquire Jiri Tlusty From Carolina Hurricanes "The Winnipeg Jets announced they have acquired forward Jiri Tlusty from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for a third round draft choice in the 2016 NHL Draft and a conditional sixth round draft choice in the 2015 NHL Draft. The Winnipeg Jets also announced they have placed forward Blake Wheeler..." February 25

  • Bettman: Salary Cap Won’t ‘Fall Off A Cliff’ Because Of Canadian Dollar

    NESN "The March 2 NHL trade deadline is fast approaching and a lot of general managers around the league will be wary of acquiring players with term on their contract beyond this season because of the uncertainty of next year’s salary cap. The salary cap ceiling for the 2014-15 campaign is $69..." February 25

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    Darrin Bauming @DarrinBauming

    Blake Wheeler is out tonight and is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. – Paul Maurice #NHLJets

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    Tim Campbell @FPTimCampbell

    Ben Chiarot out six weeks (hand), #NHLJets coach Paul Maurice said today. #bn

  • Ehlers learning versatility

    Winnipeg Sun "Nikolaj Ehlers is learning a new position and ready to lead the Halifax Mooseheads into the QMJHL playoffs. The first-round pick of the Winnipeg Jets in 2014 is enjoying another productive junior season and recently worked his way into the Mooseheads' franchise record book by producing at..." February 21

  • Jets F Mathieu Perreault could miss remainder of regular season "The Winnipeg Jets' crazy few weeks took a turn for the worse Wednesday when it was revealed that talented forward Mathieu Perreault is expected to be out long term. According to head coach Paul Maurice, Perreault suffered a “significant lower-body injury” that could keep him out until the end of..." February 18

  • The Winnipeg Jets Fuel Up, Beat the Edmonton Oilers in the Shootout 5-4

    Arctic Ice Hockey "The year is 1870. The battle lines were drawn when the Government of Canada (Edmonton Oilers) entered the bastion of the West where the inmates run the asylum. Under fearless leader Louis Riel, the Western settlers (Winnipeg Jets) are ready to defend their turf. The battle begins. The West has the..." February 17

  • Costly win: Jets’ Perreault, Stafford banged up last night

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s been a breakthrough season for Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault … at least when his body isn’t breaking down. The Jets managed a 5-4 win against the Edmonton Oilers on Monday, but it came at a cost, as Perreault and newly acquired forward Drew Stafford suffered injuries. Perreault’s..." February 17

  • Predators beat Jets, stay in NHL lead

    Tennessean "Filip Forsberg wrote another chapter in his remarkable rookie season Thursday night while leading the Predators to a 3-1 win over Winnipeg. Forsberg scored the go-ahead goal, a wrister from right of the net, on a power play in the second period before a Bridgestone Arena crowd of 16,135. It..." February 13

  • Myers looking forward to new beginning with Jets "New Winnipeg Jets defenseman Tyler Myers is looking forward to starting the next chapter of his career Thursday against the Nashville Predators. Myers was traded from the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday with forward Drew Stafford, forward prospects Joel Armia and Brendan Lemieux, and a first-round..." February 13

  • Rumblings: Jets not done making moves "Don’t think one of the NHL's biggest blockbuster deals in years is enough for the Winnipeg Jets. A source indicated Thursday that general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff is targeting a top-six forward -- or at least a top-nine guy -- if at all possible before the March 2 deadline. The Jets..." February 12

  • New Sabres F Evander Kane: 'It's nice to feel wanted'

    Sporting News "Evander Kane's tenure in Winnipeg will, for better or worse, be defined by his final week there, a week that started in controversy and ended in a blockbuster. The star winger was dealt to the Sabres as the headliner in a six-player trade Wednesday, generating more buzz around the hockey world..." February 12

  • Jets edge Wild 2-1 in OT

    Winnipeg Sun "Leave it to Dustin Byfuglien to provide another dramatic moment for the Winnipeg Jets. Byfuglien, back in the hybrid role he's not the biggest fan of during the past four games, provided the overtime winner with 59.3 seconds left before the shootout was set to arrive to help the Jets earn a 2-1..." February 11

  • Evander Kane on trade to Buffalo Sabres: 'It's nice to feel wanted' "Evander Kane is no stranger to Twitter, but strangely enough, he found out about his trade to the Buffalo Sabres the old-fashioned way Wednesday. "I've been having some tough nights sleeping with shoulder surgery," Kane told Wednesday over the phone from Winnipeg. "I woke up to a call..." February 11

  • Canucks GM on Kane trade: 'We didn't have the players to match that deal'

    The Score "The Vancouver Canucks were very interested in bringing Evander Kane back to his hometown, but they didn't offer enough to land him. Canucks general manager Jim Benning was heavily involved in negotiations for Kane, who was traded from the Winnipeg Jets to the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday...." February 11

  • Kane, Bogosian dealt to Sabres in eight-player blockbuster deal "The Evander Kane era in Winnipeg has come to an end as part a blockbuster eight-player deal with the Buffalo Sabres. The Jets traded Kane, Zach Bogosian, and unsigned goaltending prospect Jason Kasdorf to the Sabres on Wednesday in exchange for Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, prospects Brendan..." February 11

  • 6 most underrated players in the NHL

    USA Today "It’s easy to judge a player’s excellence on his All-Star nods or big offensive numbers. There are a lot, however, who do more than the surface stats may indicate. Let’s take a look at some of the most underrated players: Center: Mathieu Perreault, Winnipeg Jets Your pick of Jets forwards..." February 11

  • Why ‘fiercely independent’ Kane must change ways "There are a ton of questions about Evander Kane. None of them involve his game. “He can do everything necessary to be a prototypical modern-day power forward,” said an executive from a potential trade partner. “You name it, he can do it.” “This guy is one hell of a player,” added..." February 11

  • Would Sabres trade for Evander Kane this season? "It's quite possible, if not likely, that Evander Kane has played his final game for the Winnipeg Jets. He is out for the remainder of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery over the weekend and seems to have worn out his welcome with the team following an incident in Vancouver last week that..." February 10

  • Jets continue goalie rotation, start Hutchinson "The Winnipeg Jets has gone full-blown goalie-by-committee and will start Michael Hutchinson in nets Tuesday. Since returning from the all-star break, Hutchinson has four starts and Ondrej Pavelec has started three games." February 10