THERE aren't many windows in which to do it so Winnipeg Jets coach Claude Noel opted to have his team practise on Friday at the MTS Centre.

The team meets the Carolina Hurricanes today at 2 p.m. (TSNJets, TSN1290).

The on-ice workout didn't last long, officially just 33 minutes, the morning after a 4-0 loss in Pittsburgh.

"I was pretty tired when I came in this morning but once I got on the ice, I felt pretty good," said Jets centre Bryan Little.

"I think it was something that was needed. I can't even remember the last time we practised that wasn't a pre-game skate. It was nice to get out there to work on a few things, but it wasn't too long."

Jets winger Kyle Wellwood said there are often many reasons to want to practise.

"We don't have any practice (Saturday) and they're hard to get in right now," he said. "I wore new skates today, trying to break them in. It's hard to wear them in games right out of the box. You want a practice or two at least but it's taken me almost a month to wear them."