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Ondrej Pavelec | Goalie | #31

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/31/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (41) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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With Ondrej Pavelec close to making a return, the Jets will have to make a big decision regarding their goaltending situation.
The Jets probably won't keep three goalies around, so they'll have to decide which two of Pavelec, Michael Hutchinson and Connor Hellebuyck they'll want to keep around. Hellebuyck, 22, has been solid during his first tenure in the NHL, but he's struggled of late. Hutchinson picked up the win against Colorado on Saturday night, but he's been below-average all season. It'll be interesting to see what the Jets decide. Feb 7 - 12:05 PM

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Ondrej Pavelec (knee) should be regarded as day-to-day at this point.

It's gotten to the point where the Jets could use Pavelec on Friday if they needed to, but he still won't return just yet. Jets coach Paul Maurice wants to make sure that Pavelec gets to 100% before he returns and that might involve putting the goaltender through an AHL conditioning stint.
Feb 4 - 2:42 PM

Coach Paul Maurice indicated the Ondrej Pavelec isn't far away from returning from a knee injury.

He has taken part in regular practices twice and the Jets will decide what to do with him soon. Pavelec may get more rigorous workouts or he could be heading to the AHL for some conditioning starts.
Jan 26 - 12:32 PM

Ondrej Pavelec (knee) has been doing light workouts on the ice, but he hasn't resumed practices yet.

"Every day he comes in and there certainly hasn't been a setback," coach Paul Maurice said. "There hasn't been a day where he’s been overly sore or (more) sore than we thought he would be. We'll just keep adding to it." Pavelec will sit for a 26th time on Thursday and the Jets still haven't given an indication on when he could be ready to return.
Jan 21 - 9:38 AM

Ondrej Pavelec (knee) will travel with the Jets on their road trip.

Coach Paul Maurice said that Pavalec may not get on the ice during Winnipeg's upcoming five-game road schedule. Updates on Pavelec's status have been scarce as he recovers from a knee sprain.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 01:01:00 PM

Ondrej Pavelec has a significant knee sprain and he isn't expected to play any games in December.

A timetable for his return isn't clear yet, but he could be back in January or February. Winnipeg has placed Pavelec on injured reserve. Michael Hutchinson will fill in as the Jets' number one goalie, but don't discount the impact that Connor Hellebuyck could make as well.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 12:26:00 PM

Ondrej Pavelec suffered a lower-body injury against the Coyotes on Saturday night.

He stopped 20 of 22 shots he faced in two periods. Michael Hutchinson blocked seven shots in the third period of the 3-2 win. Pavelec has a 2.82 GAA and .906 SV%, while Hutchinson is at 2.69 GAA and .915 SV%.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 10:19:00 PM

Ondrej Pavelec will get the start in Saturday's game against the Arizona Coyotes.

Pavelec has been good against the Coyotes, as he has a 6-2-1 record with a 2.04 goals-against-average and a .930 save percentage against them in his career. The 28-year-old comes into this one win in his last four decisions.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 03:35:00 PM

Goalie Ondrej Pavelec made 29 saves to help the Winnipeg Jets defeat the visiting Vancouver Canucks 4-1 Wednesday night.

Pavelec, who was called upon after the Jets used Michael Hutchinson in goal for their two previous games, improved his record to 5-6-1. His save percentage is .906 and his goals-against average, 2.81. Not exactly impressive numbers, but then the Jets (9-9-2) as a team have been struggling conspicuously. They won Wednesday for the first time since Nov. 5, after returning home from a stretch of eight of nine games on the road.
Wed, Nov 18, 2015 11:01:00 PM

Ondrej Pavelec lost his third straight game on Thursday night as the Stars ploughed past Winnipeg 6-3.

Pavelec falls to 4-6-1 this season with a .905 save percentage and 2.81 goals against average this season. Pavelec made 28 saves in the effort.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 12:50:00 AM

Ondrej Pavelec will be the Winnipeg Jets' starter on Thursday.

Pavelec was yanked on Tuesday after allowing four goals on 12 shots. He has a 2.69 GAA and .908 save percentage in 11 contests in 2015-16.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 01:58:00 PM

Ondrej Pavelec was pulled in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Minnesota.

Pavelec was yanked midway through the second period after giving up four goals on 12 shots. The loss drops his record to 4-5-1 and he now has a 2.69 goals-against-average to go along with a .908 save percentage.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 12:58:00 AM

Ondrej Pavelec will be back between the pipes for Winnipeg on Tuesday in Minnesota.

He turned aside 20 of 22 shots in a 3-0 loss to Philadelphia on Saturday in his last outing. Pavelec wasn't in goal when Winnipeg scored a 5-4 win over the Wild on Oct. 25.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 05:28:00 PM

Ondrej Pavelec allowed two goals on 22 shots in the Jets' 3-0 loss to the Flyers Saturday night.

The loss snaps Pavelec's modest two-game winning streak. For the season, the 28-year-old netminder now has a 4-4-1 record with a 2.41 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage. Michael Hutchinson is breathing down Pavelec's neck for starts so the Czech goalie will have to pick it up if he wants to maintain his starting status.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 10:19:00 PM

Ondrej Pavelec will get the start in goal against the Flyers Saturday night.

He is coming off a 24-save, 4-2 win over Toronto Wednesday night. On the season, Pavelec owns a 4-3-1 record with a 2.45 GAA and a .919 SP. He is in tough against Philly Saturday night, but we would start him none-the-less.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 01:45:00 PM

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C1Bryan Little
2Mark Scheifele
3Adam Lowry
4Andrew Copp
5Patrice Cormier
6Nic Petan
LW1Andrew Ladd
2Mathieu Perreault
3Nikolaj Ehlers
4Chris Thorburn
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Drew Stafford
3Alexander Burmistrov
4Anthony Peluso
5J.C. Lipon
6Joel Armia
D1Dustin Byfuglien
2Tyler Myers
3Jacob Trouba
4Toby Enstrom
5Mark Stuart
6Ben Chiarot
7Adam Pardy
8Grant Clitsome
G1Ondrej Pavelec
2Connor Hellebuyck
3Michael Hutchinson