And then there were 32: the Winnipeg Jets moved five players today to the farm club St. John’s IceCaps.

No surprises here. Among today’s roster moves were St. John’s defencemen Ben Chiarot and Julian Melchiori as well as winger Carl Klingberg and goalie Michael Hutchinson who was acquired in the off-season season after he was not qualified by the Boston Bruins.

Incoming forward Jerome Samson will also head to St. John’s. He was placed on waivers the only player of the five to be waiver-eligible this year.


Jets hit ice one last time before heading to Edmonton

The Winnipeg Jets squeezed in one last skate at MTS Centre on Monday morning before hopping a plane to Edmonton.

For the most part of the 37 players still in training camp only those tapped for tonight’s roster against the Oilers joined the morning practice and their drills gave an insight into likely line combinations.

Adam Lowry 20 will get his first shot at an NHL pre-season game centring a line that includes speedy prospect Ivan Telegin on his left and Anthony Peluso on his right. The Jets forwards be led by the trio of Evander Kane Olli Jokinen and Michael Frolik with a likely second like of James Wright Eric O’Dell and Matt Halischuk.

Meanwhile veteran winger Chris Thorburn is back from a training camp injury and will skate on a line that includes Andrew Gordon and Patrice Cormier who head coach Claude Noel singled out as a guy who has fit in and played well during this camp.

The Jets will bring a defensive group that includes Adam Pardy and 2012 first-round draft pick Jacob Trouba Mark Stuart and Zach Redmond and Zach Bogosian and Grant Clitsome. St. John’s IceCaps netminder Eddie Pasquale will get the start in net and while Al Montoya is also on deck Noel said he expects to give Pasquale the full 60 minutes.

"He played well in his first game and he deserves another chance" Noel said. "He’s a guy that’s been in our organization and we’ll take a look at him."