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Paul Stastny May Be Headed Back To Winnipeg

from Jason Bell and Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press,

The Winnipeg Jets are closing in on a deal that would see Paul Stastny brought back into the fold.

Multiple sources told the Free Press late Thursday night the veteran centre, who had a short but sweet stay in Winnipeg two seasons ago, is believed to be returning just as Friday's free agent frenzy is set to kick off.

The Vegas Golden Knights need to trim salary to get under the cap, and the Jets are desperate to find someone to play up the middle on the second line behind No. 1 centre Mark Scheifele.

In that sense, it's a potential match made in hockey heaven. An announcement was expected as early as Friday morning.


added 11:16am, It is official, Winnipeg release is below.

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Dale Hawerchuk Has Passed Away At Age 57

from John Kreiser of NHL.com,

Dale Hawerchuk, the leading scorer in the first iteration of the Winnipeg Jets and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, has died, his son Eric announced over Twitter on Tuesday.

Dale Hawerchuk was 57 and had stomach cancer. The forward was a six-time 100-point scorer for the Jets and helped make them a consistent Stanley Cup Playoff team during the 1980s. He held the franchise career records for goals (379) and points (929) until Shane Doan, captain of the Arizona Coyotes and the last member of the original Jets still active in the NHL, surpassed them during the 2015-16 season. By then, the relocated franchise was concluding its 20th season in Arizona after moving from Winnipeg in 1996.

Hawerchuk was a star almost from the time he began playing competitive hockey at age 4. He played junior hockey with Cornwall of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and had 103 and 183 points in his two seasons, helping the Royals win the Memorial Cup each time.

The Jets took Hawerchuk with the No. 1 pick in the 1981 NHL Draft and he was an instant star, winning the Calder Trophy as the top rookie in the NHL after scoring 45 goals and 103 points in 1981-82 and becoming the first player to reach 100 points as an 18-year-old. The Jets improved by a then-NHL record 48 points from the previous season, finished second in the Norris Division and qualified for the playoffs for the first time.


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Paul Maurice And Matthew Tkachuk On The Mark Scheifele Injury

from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,

Well, truth be told, if there’s a chance that superpest Matthew Tkachuk went into what looked like an innocuous collision with Scheifele in the first period of the Flames’ 4-1 win over Winnipeg with the intention of trying to slice the back of Scheifele’s leg open, then anything is possible. And after the game, Jets coach Paul Maurice made no effort to hide his feelings that that was exactly what Tkachuk did.

“It was intentional,” Maurice said of the Tkachuk hit. “It was a filthy, dirty kick to the back of (Scheifele’s) leg…(Tkachuk) went after the back of (Scheifele’s) leg. He could have cut his Achilles (tendon). He could have ended a man’s career. It was an absolutely filthy, disgusting hit.”...

For his part, Tkachuk said the hit was, “such an accident.” Tkachuk said he saw Scheifele turning away along the boards and went in for a hit and his left leg collided with Scheifele’s left leg. “I feel terrible,” Tkachuk said. “He’s a top player in the NHL and somebody I’ve come to know the last couple of summers training with Gary Roberts and he’s such a great guy. Just a top player in the league and it’s not good for the game when somebody like that isn’t in the game. It was very unfortunate and unlucky and such an accident and I feel terrible about it.”


Watch the incident below if you missed it last night.

added 11:08am, Below, watch Paul Maurice after the game.

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Injury Report For The Winnipeg Jets


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Video- Equipment Crew For The Winnipeg Jets Are Hard At Work

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Afternoon Line- Luca Sbisa

“For the past two weeks we’ve kind of been in our own bubble so, once we go there, it’s going to be even more secure."

“I feel like there’s going to be a lot of waiting and following protocols so it’s going to take a long time for everything but that’s just the way it’s going to be.”...

“I just think there’s going to be a lot of traffic in that hotel with all of the players and teams and staff."

“It’s going to be hard not to see the other guys. You’re going to share elevators on your way up to your floor, you’re going to see all of the other guys, so it’s definitely going to be different. But it’s going to be the same for everyone — everyone is in the same boat, everyone has to deal with the same thing. It’s an even playing field — we just have to get used to it.”

-Luca Sbisa of the Winnipeg on being in the 'bubble' in Edmonton.  Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun has more.

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Dustin Byfuglien’s Contract Has Been Mutually Resolved, Contract Terminated

NEW YORK/TORONTO (April 17, 2020) – The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association announced today that the Winnipeg Jets and Player Dustin Byfuglien have mutually resolved the grievance filed by Mr. Byfuglien following his suspension by the Club in September 2019. Pursuant to the agreement, Byfuglien’s standard player’s contract with the Club has been terminated, effective immediately.

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Vegas Trades Cody Eakin To Winnipeg

VEGAS (February 21, 2020) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon announced today, February 21, the following roster transactions: the team has acquired a conditional fourth-round selection in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Vegas Golden Knights forward Cody Eakin.

Eakin was selected by the Golden Knights during the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft from the Dallas Stars. While in Vegas, he appeared in 199 games and posted 37 goals and 41 assists.

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Video- Boys Will Be Boys Senators/Jets

Scott Sabourin handed a game misconduct for squirting water at Mark Scheifele.


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The Winnipeg Jets Are Trying To Move Dustin Byfuglien

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

Another day, another twist in the  saga.

Turns out, the Winnipeg Jets have waited to pull the trigger on a mutual contract termination with  because multiple sources say the Jets are attempting to exhaust all trade options for the hulking defenceman.

After being thrust into an uncomfortable position by Byfuglien at the start of the season, Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff is now seeking to salvage a return.

Sources say suitors have been in regular contact with Cheveldayoff over the last weeks about Byfuglien’s future, but talks have only intensified in recent days leading up to the NHL’s Feb. 24 trade deadline.

There is no guarantee that Byfuglien will be dealt – in part because of the fact that sources say he remains a long shot to return to the ice this season – but Big Buff’s mere potential impact warrants his debut at No. 10 on the latest TSN Trade Bait board.

Why would a team be interested in Byfuglien now?

If a team believes they could successfully lure him back to the rink, Byfuglien’s once massive $7.6 million salary cap hit has dwindled down to just a prorated $1.84 million now with only 45 days left in the regular season.

continued with the latest Trade Bait list...

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