Jets Rumors & News

  • NHL players must step up if they want this headhunting to end

    New York Post "Rule 48.1 splits hairs so that it remains legal to crack skulls. An overstatement? Well, of course, except the NHL and essentially all of its stake-holders are so fearful that banning all blows to the head would all but eliminate the little hitting that remains in the game, they are willing to..." April 23

  • Jets bask in passion from fans after first playoff series win

    NHL.com "The Winnipeg Jets will continue their journey in the Stanley Cup Playoffs next week when they play the Nashville Predators or Colorado Avalanche in the Western Conference Second Round. For now, they're still marveling at the city's celebration mode after they eliminated the Minnesota Wild. The..." April 22

  • Jets’ Byfuglien ‘a force’ finally playing smart hockey

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets were like a hot knife through butter in the first round as they took out the Minnesota Wild in five games, and Dustin Byfuglien was a major contributor in the series. “This guy, I’ve never seen anybody like this guy,” Don Cherry said Saturday during the Coach’s Corner segment..." April 22

  • After years of disappointment, Jets’ Little enjoys playoff success

    Sportsnet "Imagine all the hope and possibility and life a young man feels on his draft night, when he gets selected in the first round—even if it’s 2006 and the team that calls him to the podium is the Atlanta Thrashers, an expansion outfit still searching for its first postseason berth after six years of..." April 21

  • Jets propelled by Hellebuyck, home ice in opening-round victory

    NHL.com "The Winnipeg Jets needed five games to win a Stanley Cup Playoff series for the first time in franchise history. The Jets moved on to the Western Conference Second Round after a 5-0 victory in Game 5 against the Minnesota Wild at Bell MTS Place on Friday. Winnipeg awaits the winner of the..." April 21

  • Jets' Little: 'We're getting ready for Nashville ... or whoever wins'

    The Score "Bryan Little wasn't going to spend too much time celebrating the first playoff series win in franchise history. The Winnipeg Jets center said it was definitely nice to get the series win over Minnesota, but they're looking forward to continuing the run, and apparently Little knows their next..." April 21

  • Jets recall Michael Hutchinson from AHL

    Yardbarker "After Steve Mason suffered an injury at morning skate, the Winnipeg Jets have recalled Michael Hutchinson. In a corresponding move the team has sent Jamie Phillips back to the Manitoba Moose to help with their first-round AHL playoff series. Phillips had been serving as the Jets’ emergency third..." April 21

  • Tyler Myers returns to Jets lineup for Game 5 vs. Wild

    Sportsnet "Winnipeg Jets defenceman Tyler Myers says he will return to the lineup for Friday’s Game 5 against the Minnesota Wild. Myers missed Game 4 after suffering a lower-body injury late in Game 3. He took part in the team’s morning skate Friday, then told the assembled media that he would be back in..." April 20

  • Jets' Nikolaj Ehlers: Out for Game 5

    CBS Sports "Ehlers (undisclosed) won't play in Game 5 on Friday against the Wild, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Ehlers has notched two assists through four games of his first Stanley Cup Playoffs, and it isn't clear what's holding him out of Game 5. " April 20

  • Jets’ Sami Niku oozing calmness ahead of potential playoff debut

    Sportsnet "“Superstar Sami Niku!” Ben Chiarot fires the chirp as he sits beside the latest young, blonde, cool, talented hockey player to crack the Winnipeg Jets roster and watches the media horde invade. Injure a Jet, suspend a Jet, and they’ll fill that hole with another inexperienced player who..." April 19

  • Winnipeg's Josh Morrissey suspended for Game 5 vs. Wild

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "One of the Jets’ most effective defensemen will not be on the ice for Game 5 Friday in Winnipeg when the team tries to clinch its first-round, best-of-seven series against the Wild after going up 3-1. Defenseman Josh Morrissey had a hearing with the NHL Department of Safety Wednesday for his..." April 18

  • Jets’ Josh Morrissey to have hearing for cross-checking Eric Staal

    Sportsnet "Winnipeg Jets defenceman Joshua Morrissey will have a hearing with the NHL’s department of player safety for cross-checking Minnesota Wild centre Eric Staal. Morrissey cross-checked Staal in the first period of Winnipeg’s Game 4 win in Minnesota, while the Jets were already..." April 18

  • Hellebuyck, Rinne, Vasilevskiy named Vezina finalists

    The Score "Connor Hellebuyck of the Winnipeg Jets, Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators and Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning have been named finalists for the 2017-18 Vezina Trophy as the league's top goaltender, the league announced Tuesday. " April 17

  • Jets recall defenceman Sami Niku from AHL Manitoba

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets have recalled defenceman Sami Niku from the AHL’s Manitoba Moose. Niku scored in his NHL debut back on April 3, his lone taste of NHL action. The 21-year-old was taken in the seventh round of the 2015 NHL Draft (198th overall), and had 16 goals and 54 points in 76 games..." April 17

  • Jets forced to return home after real whiteout closes Minneapolis airport

    Winnipeg Free Press "They've handled the Minnesota Wild in the first two games off their playoff series, but the Winnipeg Jets have proven to be no match for Mother Nature. A record-setting spring snowstorm meant the Jets were unable to land in Minneapolis Saturday afternoon and forced the charter flight to be..." April 15

  • Nightmare Dustin Byfuglien will ‘change the way you think’

    Sportsnet "The close-up of Dustin Byfuglien’s face splashes on the Winnipeg Jumbotron, and the home crowd erupts into a second round of raucous cheers. Most stand up. Byfuglien, sweaty and serious, glances up to see his own face a billion pixels large, hears the 112 decibels of love and doesn’t so much as..." April 15

  • Evander Kane trade continuing to bear fruit for Cheveldayoff, Jets

    Sportsnet "Kevin Cheveldayoff couldn’t help but smile Friday night as he walked around the bowels of MTS Place, the building with the greatest home ice advantage in the league. The club he’d constructed with his oft-criticized patience had just doubled its franchise playoff victory total and become the..." April 14

  • Perreault misses practice ahead of Game 2

    TSN "Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault sat out Friday's morning skate as his status remains up in the air for Game 2 against the Minnesota Wild later in the day. The 30-year-old left Wednesday's Game 1 with an upper-body injury, but did participate in the team's optional skate on Thursday...." April 13

  • Jets’ Mathieu Perreault a game-time decision for Game 2 vs. Wild

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets could be without forward Mathieu Perreault when they take on the Minnesota Wild for Game 2 of their playoff series on Friday. Jets head coach Paul Maurice, when asked about his status, said the 30-year-old will be a game-time decision." April 12

  • Koivu check puts Perreault’s status in doubt: ‘We can hit too’

    Sportsnet "Six different Winnipeg Jets made their playoff debuts Wednesday, and in light of the upper-body injury suffered by Mathieu Perreault, it’s possible a seventh gets introduced to the post-season in Game 2. Perreault’s left shoulder bore the brunt of a hard, open-ice Mikko Koivu check in Game 1...." April 12

  • Jets star sniper Patrik Laine ‘loves these big stages’

    Sportsnet "A wonderful paradox lies within the Stanley Cup playoffs, the greatest tournament in sports. (Sorry, March Madness. Apologies, World Cup.) Everything changes and, yet, the players are better served by treating the games as if nothing has. If you believe the giant hype machines like Sportsnet..." April 11

  • Jets poised to finally give mistreated Winnipeg fans hockey joy

    Sportsnet "It’s never been about what’s fair for Winnipeggers, perhaps our fair country’s most mistreated group of hockey fans. Toronto Maple Leafs fans carp about their playoff path this season? It’s not right that Toronto gets Boston and possibly Tampa after finishing fourth in the Eastern..." April 11

  • Biggest contract years for NHL playoff teams

    Pro Hockey Talk "Technically speaking, NHL players only get paid for the 82-game regular season, aside from the pocket change that comes from certain bonuses for playoff wins. In reality, a player can make a living off of a magical postseason run or two. A strong couple of months could end up being costly in..." April 11

  • Winnipeg Jets Recall Jamie Phillips From AHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In preparation for their first round playoff matchup against the Minnesota Wild, the Winnipeg Jets have recalled goaltender Jamie Phillips from the AHL. Teams often carry three goaltenders in the playoffs in order to avoid a Scott Foster situation, but it’s unlikely that Phillips ever sees the..." April 11

  • Multiple NHL playoff games will air on Golf Channel, for some reason

    Awful Announcing "The NHL announced the broadcast schedule for the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Sunday night, offering us a look at how NBCUniversal will shuffle the various series across its numerous networks. As usual, many games will air on NBCSN, others will appear on CNBC, others on USA, a handful..." April 09

  • Home crowd can help fuel long playoff run for Jets

    Pro Hockey Talk "The city of Winnipeg hasn’t been very kind to opposing teams throughout the 2017-18 season. The main reason for that is because the Jets have built an incredibly dynamic roster with players like Mark Scheifele, Blake Wheeler, Patrik Laine, Nikolaj Ehlers, Dustin Byfuglien and several others, but..." April 09

  • Which NHL teams will make a coaching change after the season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL season will come to an end this weekend and barring some last-minute decision, no head coach will have been fired; that’s something that hasn’t happened since the league expanded in 1967. It’s a rarity that no coach has been canned, despite the calls for management to take..." April 05

  • Stanley Cup stripping big names off hardware to make room for future winners

    Sporting News "The Stanley Cup is erasing some of the biggest names in hockey to make room for future winners. The names from the teams that won the Cup from 1954-64 will be stripped off the hardware this spring, the Chicago Tribune reported. That means legendary names such as Gordie Howe and Robert Hull..." April 04

  • Odds: Vegas pegs MacKinnon as Hart favorite, Rinne for Vezina

    The Score "Spring is finally in the air. And with that, the NHL calendar is inching closer to what we all crave most: playoff puck. However, there is another major event on the horizon, as the league will hand out its awards for the game's best coaches, front-office executives, and players at the..." April 03

  • Jets’ Trouba returns to lineup Saturday vs. Leafs

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets are getting a big boost to their blue line as Jacob Trouba makes his return to the lineup Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Trouba had been suffering from a concussion sustained on March 18 against the Dallas Stars. Dallas forward Jamie Benn was entering the Jets zone..." March 31

  • Is Jets rookie Kyle Connor already breaking out as a top-line scorer?

    Sportsnet "The 2017-18 season has been a great year of rookies, as fans have been treated to phenomenal first-year talents such as Mathew Barzal, Brock Boeser, Clayton Keller, and more. But one player who doesn’t seem to be getting as much attention as they deserve is Winnipeg’s Kyle Connor. Due to..." March 28

  • NHL releases odds for 2018 Draft Lottery

    Sportsnet "The NHL has released the odds for the 2018 Draft Lottery, which will be held on April 28 in Toronto. The lottery will consist of three draws: one for the first-overall pick, one for the second-overall pick and one for the third. The 15 teams that fail to qualify for the playoffs, or teams that..." March 28

  • Jets’ Morrissey avoids suspension for hit on Bruins’ Grzelcyk

    Pro Hockey Talk "NBC Sports Boston’s Joe Haggerty reports that Winnipeg Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey will avoid supplemental discipline for a hit on Matt Grzelcyk of the Boston Bruins. Morrissey received a five-minute boarding major for the hit, but he wasn’t ejected from an eventual 5-4 shootout win for..." March 28

  • Jets shut down Tobias Enstrom until playoffs

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets defenceman Tobias Enstrom has been shut down for the remainder of the regular season with a lower-body injury. The Jets say they hope the Swedish blueliner will be able to play in the post-season." March 25

  • Wheeler takes responsibility for fight at Jets practice

    Sportsnet "“That was me.” There wasn’t a single camera rolling at Winnipeg Jets practice Saturday when Jets captain Blake Wheeler got into a scrap with defenceman Ben Chiarot, but anyone in the stands who saw the tiff would back up Wheeler’s admission. Wheeler started the altercation, pursued it, and..." March 25

  • Winnipeg Signs C.J. Suess To Entry-Level Contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Winnipeg Jets announced they have signed Minnesota State University – Mankato forward C.J. Suess to a one-year entry-level contract for the 2018-19 season. He has signed an amateur tryout contract and will report to the Manitoba Moose of the AHL for the rest of the season." March 25

  • Flying under the radar: Kyle Connor’s rookie season has been quietly impressive

    Pro Hockey Talk "Tucked away behind Blake Wheeler’s career season, Patrik Laine’s 43 goals and Connor Hellebuyck’s Vezina-type season is Kyle Connor’s impressive rookie campaign. I’d be open to suggestions, but you’d be hard-pressed to show me another rookie having a more impressive season than Connor is that..." March 25

  • Wheeler booted from Jets practice after altercation

    TSN "Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler was sent off the ice early at practice on Saturday by head coach Paul Maurice when he dropped the gloves and went after teammate Ben Chiarot. The incident occurred during a special teams drill, reports Postmedia's Ken Wiebe. Chiarot and Mark Scheifele were..." March 24

  • Winnipeg Jets GM talks Stastny, Hellebuyck, ‘patient’ approach paying off

    Sportsnet "Kevin Cheveldayoff has been general manager of the Winnipeg Jets since the team landed in Manitoba from Atlanta in 2011. And though the Thrashers hadn’t made the playoffs in four seasons, it was thought Cheveldayoff was inheriting a young team with the potential to grow into something..." March 23

  • Jets’ Patrik Laine likely to play vs. Ducks

    Sportsnet "For 48 hours an entire province stressed over a Finnish fibula. Patrik Laine, the key sniper on the best Winnipeg Jets team since the ‘80s had hobbled off the ice Tuesday night, and yes, people here were FREAKING OUT. Today, Laine emerged with the regulars for the morning skate. Lo and..." March 23

  • Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine could miss up to two weeks with foot injury

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets are expected to be without Patrik Laine for up to two weeks as the star winger recovers from a foot injury. Jets coach Paul Maurice told reporters Thursday that Laine only suffered a bruise, not a fracture, after blocking a shot in a Tuesday game against the Los Angeles..." March 22

  • NHLPA agrees to GM-recommended change for goalie interference

    The Score "The NHL Players Association has approved the general mangers' proposed change to goaltender interference video reviews that would give the league's hockey operations department the final call over the on-ice referee. Unanimous approval from the Board of Governors is still required before the..." March 22

  • NHL recommends hockey ops makes goalie interference calls

    The Score "NHL general managers have officially recommended a change to the goaltender interference rule, agreeing to leave video reviews up to the league's hockey operations department rather than on-ice referees, commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday. The team responsible for making the calls..." March 21

  • Jets' Trouba diagnosed with concussion

    The Score "Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba has been diagnosed with a concussion, head coach Paul Maurice told reporters Tuesday. Trouba was forced from Sunday's contest after a hard collision with Dallas Stars' captain Jamie Benn in just his second appearance since returning from a lower-body injury..." March 20

  • Goaltender Interference Dominates GM Meetings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL General Managers are currently at their yearly meetup in Boca Raton, Florida, and the agenda is filled with discussions on how to make the game better and more appealing to fans. Goaltender interference reviews were one of the biggest issues heading into the meetings, and one brought up..." March 19

  • Scheifele, Lowry to play against Stars

    Winnipeg Free Press "Mark Scheifele and Adam Lowry return to the lineup tonight as the Winnipeg Jets face a desperate Dallas Stars club that's fighting for its playoff life. Toby Enstrom could also be back after a five-game injury absence, which would essentially give the Jets the most potent roster they've iced..." March 18

  • Dmitry Kulikov out eight weeks following back surgery

    Yardbarker "When Dmitry Kulikov was listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury last week, it seemed completely innocuous. Now, it appears to be anything but and potentially season-altering for the Winnipeg Jets. Sportsnet’s Sean Reynolds reports that Kulikov is undergoing back surgery and will be out..." March 17

  • Jets’ Josh Morrissey staying healthy while constantly getting in the way

    Pro Hockey Talk "Josh Morrissey is one of three Winnipeg Jets who has not missed a game since last season — Blake Wheeler and Nikolaj Ehlers being the other two. That the 22-year-old Morrissey hasn’t sat out due to injury is impressive considering the type of game he plays. Over that same time period, he’s..." March 16

  • How less ice time has improved the Winnipeg Jets’ defence

    Sportsnet "Before this season, the Winnipeg Jets had seemed to be less than the sum of their parts. The biggest and most consistent problem was goaltending, something that plagued Paul Maurice his entire coaching career. But that’s not the case with this year’s Jets. With Connor Hellebuyck having a..." March 16

  • Laine making magic for Jets, thanks to line juggling

    NHL.com "Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine had an assist in a 6-2 win against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday to set the NHL record for points in consecutive games by a teenager, 14 games that have yielded 24 points (16 goals, eight assists). The genesis of Laine's record (which was held by Colorado..." March 16