Injured Winnipeg Jets showing steady recovery, coach says

Injured Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien took another step forward in his recovery on Monday.Byfuglien skated with the rest of his teammates wearing a non-contact jersey during their game-day morning skate.“He’s been able to do quite a bit off ice, which has been good, so he doesn’t feel far off it,” head coach Paul Maurice told reporters. “Dustin is one of those guys, for the most part, that could miss a couple of weeks, throw his gear on and you can’t tell.”Story continues belowOut with a lower-body injury, Byfuglien has…

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Jets winger Connor nets NHL First Star of the Week honours

Winnipeg Jets left winger Kyle Connor has been recognized by the National Hockey League as its first star for the week ending March 24.The 22-year-old American led the NHL with eight points – five goals and three assists – in only four games, including his first-ever NHL hat trick against the Nashville Predators March 23.Connor currently sits third in points on the Central Division-leading Jets, behind all-stars Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele.READ MORE: Winnipeg Jets blank Nashville Predators to clinch playoff spotThis year marks Connor’s second consecutive season with 30…

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Moore’s Morning Sports Briefings for Monday, March 25

Gooooooooodddddd Morning!Story continues belowU of M Bison Receiver Shai Ross was not included among the top 20 prospects in the September or December Scouting Bureau rankings for the 2019 CFL Draft. But the Dakota Collegiate Grad followed up his dominating performance at the March 11 Western Combine in Edmonton by winning two events, and finishing second in two others at the league’s National Combine which wrapped up in Toronto yesterday. Ross was first in the Short Shuttle (4.08) and Broad Jump events (11’05.5″), and was second in the Three Cone…

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Jets Blank Predators – Connor Nets Hat Trick

WINNIPEG — Kyle Connor had a hat trick and one assist and Connor Hellebuyck made 33 saves as the Winnipeg Jets clinched a playoff spot with a 5-0 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Centre Kevin Hayes had a goal and three assists and Andrew Copp also scored for the Jets (45-26-4). The win marked Hellebuyck’s second shutout of the season and 14th of his career. Pekka Rinne stopped 38 shots for the Predators (42-28-6), who are in second place in the Central Division, four points back of the…

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Winnipeg Jets blank Nashville Predators to clinch playoff spot

Kyle Connor’s new linemates were teasing the Winnipeg Jets forward about helping him score a third goal against the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Then they made it a reality.Connor recorded his first career hat trick with nine seconds remaining in the third period as the Jets clinched a playoff spot with a 5-0 victory over the Predators. He also added one assist.“That whole play starts with my linemates,” Connor said of centre Kevin Hayes and right-winger Patrik Laine.Story continues below“We were kind of joking, saying they were looking for me…

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Moore’s Morning Sports Briefing for Friday, March 22

Gooooooooodddddd MorningIf you PVR’d the Jets game in Vegas last night. Don’t ruin your Friday. Just hit delete. All the Winnipeggers who made the trip to Sin City would have probably enjoyed a trip to the craps table over what they saw at T-Mobile Arena. Because the Jets played the craps in losing 5-0 to the Golden Knights.Story continues belowIt was 2-0 before the game was 8 1/2 minutes old- and early n the second Laurent Brossoit came out of the game when Vegas made it 3-0, but because of…

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Maple Leafs sign former Winnipeg Jet Nic Petan to 2-year contract extension

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed forward Nic Petan to a two-year contract extension with an average annual value of US$775,000.The Maple Leafs acquired the 23-year-old in a Feb. 25 trade deadline deal with the Winnipeg Jets.The native of Delta, B.C., has a goal in five games with the Maple Leafs.He had two assists in 13 games with Winnipeg.Story continues belowREAD MORE: Manitoba’s Brady Keeper signs first pro contract with Florida PanthersPetan has 24 points (six goals, 18 assists) in 113 career NHL games with the Jets and Maple Leafs.…

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Jets Down Ducks – Hellebuyck Earns Shutout

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Connor Hellebuyck made 29 saves in his first shutout of the season, and Kyle Connor had a goal and an assist in the Winnipeg Jets’ fourth straight victory, 3-0 over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. Mark Scheifele scored a power-play goal in the first period and Nikolaj Ehlers added a goal for the Jets, who extended their lead atop the Central Division to three points over Nashville. Jacob Trouba had two assists as the Jets completed a Southern California sweep and moved into position to clinch…

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Made-in-Winnipeg skate armour piloted by Jets, taking off in NHL

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