Jets Rumors & News

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    Ken Wiebe @WiebeSunSports

    #NHLJets Paul Maurice said Dustin Byfuglien and Bryan Little were dealing with rib dislocations that healed but "never got good."

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    Ken Wiebe @WiebeSunSports

    #NHLJets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff left no doubt that Ondrej Pavelec is the No. 1 goalie, just like last April

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    Ken Wiebe @WiebeSunSports

    Trouba broke a bone in his left hand and said he could only grip his stick with two fingers #NHLJets

  • Bettman under fire after saying 'Katy Perry chant wasn't sexiest'

    Pro Hockey Talk "From the Associated Press: NHL commissioner Gary Bettman doesn’t believe Winnipeg Jets fans were being “sexist in the slightest” by comparing Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry to pop singer Katy Perry. Bettman likens the chants to goalies being called “sieves.” The commissioner was in..." April 24

  • Ryan Kesler, Anaheim Ducks sweep Winnipeg Jets from playoffs

    L.A. Daily News "Ducks center Ryan Kesler skated across the blue line late in the third period at the MTS Centre. He raced alone into the attacking zone, fired a laser of a shot into the back of the net and sent a dagger into the hearts of the Winnipeg Jets and their raucous fans. The Jets were the feel-good..." April 23

  • Reports: Jets were dealing with as many as eight significant injuries

    Pro Hockey Talk "The playoffs are over for the Winnipeg Jets, and now the list of who was playing injured is starting to reveal itself after a brutally physical series with the Anaheim Ducks. That list, according to reports following a Game 4 loss to the Ducks that eliminated the Jets from the first round,..." April 23

  • What Kane trade could actually cost the Jets "It was a shrewd, profitable investment, particularly in the short-term. But in the near future, the bill will come due for the Winnipeg Jets. Their winter trade with the Buffalo Sabres that added Tyler Myers and Drew Stafford to a team that was already playing well was well-executed by GM..." April 22

  • Ducks push Jets to brink of elimination with another stirring third-period rally in Game 3

    Orange County Register "The people of Winnipeg waited nearly two decades for this moment and celebrated all Monday when the Stanley Cup playoffs made a grand return to the prairie. And then the Ducks ripped their hearts out. In the game of the NHL postseason to this point, Rickard Rakell silenced a sellout..." April 21

  • Report: Dustin Byfuglien avoids suspension for Corey Perry incident "After the Winnipeg Jets suffered a crushing loss to the Anaheim Ducks in overtime in Game 3, there was concern that the Jets could suffer another loss after the game. Dustin Byfuglien received a two-minute minor when he punched or shoved (or both) Ducks forward Corey Perry in the back of the..." April 21

  • Jakob Silfverberg, Anaheim Ducks work late to defeat Winnipeg Jets in Game 2

    L.A. Daily News "The Ducks were one period away from a loss in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday at the Honda Center. They were 20 minutes from a one-game apiece deadlock and a trip to Manitoba on the horizon. In other words, the Ducks were in their comfort..." April 19

  • Corey Perry's 2 goals help Ducks rally past Winnipeg in Game 1

    Orange County Register "Never dismiss a pure goal scorer when he knows he’s got one. Counting out the Ducks’ twin superstars when they’ve been laying low in a playoff game is also a mistake. Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf were relatively quiet for the first half of Thursday’s opening game in the Western Conference..." April 17

  • Paul Maurice sees Jets as huge, decided underdogs

    Canoe "Paul Maurice was quick to play the underdog card. After the Winnipeg Jets hit the ice for the first time since learning who their first-round foe would be, the head coach was quick to point out the Anaheim Ducks were the top team in the Western Conference during the regular season. “We're a..." April 14

  • Jets manhandle Flames in 5-1 win

    Winnipeg Sun "Call it the calm before the storm. In what had all the appearance of a pre-season game, with both teams resting many of their regulars, the Winnipeg Jets manhandled the Calgary Flames by a 5-1 count in the final regular-season game for both teams, Saturday afternoon. The win puts a bow on a..." April 12

  • Jets say Mathieu Perreault won't be out long, plan to rest some regulars Saturday

    Winnipeg Sun "It appears the Winnipeg Jets dodged a bullet where Mathieu Perreault is concerned. The winger left Thursday’s game in Colorado and won’t suit up for the Jets regular-season finale against Calgary, Saturday. But head coach Paul Maurice said today Perreault’s injury shouldn’t keep him out too..." April 11

  • Jets fail to Clinch Playoffs - Fall 1-0 to Avalanche

    Mile High Hockey "I'll open with a couple fun facts about Winnipeg: 1) Winnipeg's NHL team is named after the fabled machine that flies people away from frozen hellscapes (like Winnipeg) 2) A while ago Winnipeg excitedly announced with great fanfare that the city had acquired some jointed busses...." April 10

  • Jets chase playoffs with massive win in St. Louis

    Arctic Ice Hockey "The Jets continued their winning ways in St. Louis, winning a hard fought 1-0 game on the back of Ondrej Pavelec's solid, 30-save performance. As usual, the Jets and Blues played a tightly contested affair. Chris Thorburn scored early in the second period on a rebound, and the Jets were able to..." April 08

  • Jets blank Wild 2-0

    Winnipeg Sun "Ondrej Pavelec has been a rather unlikely hero for these Winnipeg Jets. But thanks to a 32-save performance on Monday night against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center, Pavelec recorded his third shutout of the season and moved the Jets back into a playoff position in the Western..." April 07

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

  • Paul Maurice:'Vigneault wanted the electric chair" for Byfuglien

    Winnipeg Sun "Jets head coach Paul Maurice has accepted the four-game suspension given to defenceman Dustin Byfuglien, although he doesn't believe there was any malicious intent from his star blue-liner when he cross checked prone Rangers forward J.T. Miller in the back of the neck on Tuesday night. Nor does..." April 04

  • Byfuglien suspended four games for hit on Miller

    North Jersey "Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien may have just cross-checked his team out of the NHL playoffs. He received a four-game suspension from the NHL Department of Player Safety, announced this afternoon, for what coach Alain Vigneault described as a “violent” and “deliberate” hit on J.T...." April 04

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    Kirk Penton @PentonKirk

    No Jacob Trouba at practice today, so Dustin Byfuglien is filling in for him alongside Mark Stuart. #NHLJets

  • Rangers nip Jets, give Henrik Lundqvist first win since return

    New York Post "This represented more than a single victory for the Rangers. This represented the night on which Henrik Lundqvist, in his second game in nets following a nearly eight-week absence, looked like Henrik Lundqvist. “I felt like Henrik Lundqvist,” The King told The Post after this 3-2 victory..." April 01

  • Jets' Dustin Byfuglien to have hearing for cross-check on J.T. Miller "Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien will have a hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety Thursday following an unpenalized cross-check to the back of New York Rangers forward J.T. Miller's neck. Miller was already on the ice when Byfuglien delivered the blow. The Rangers forward..." April 01

  • Jets' Bryan Little to return from injury Tuesday vs. Rangers

    The Score "The Winnipeg Jets will get some needed firepower back in their lineup against the New York Rangers Tuesday as Bryan Little returns from injury. Little spoke to reporters after practice saying that he's excited to go, but could be rusty. He has been out of the lineup since March 4 with an..." March 31

  • Jonathan Toews' last-minute goal caps massive Blackhawks win

    Chicago Sun-Times "On the adversity scale, slipping into a wild-card spot by one point with two games in hand doesn’t quite measure up to dropping the first two games of a playoff series to St. Louis in 2014, or falling behind 3-1 to Detroit in 2013, or losing nine straight in 2012, or fighting tooth and nail just..." March 30

  • 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