Player News - Jets

Date: Team: Pos:

Sami Niku has been called up by the Winnipeg Jets.

Defensemen Tyler Myers and Toby Enstrom are injured while Josh Morrissey has been suspended, so there's a decent chance that Niku will draw into the lineup for Game 5 on Friday. He played in his first and thus far only NHL game on April 3rd. Niku scored a goal in 15:13 minutes of ice time in that contest.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 19 - 5:30 PM

Tyler Myers (lower body) missed Thursday's practice.

Myers is being termed as a game-time decision for Friday's contest, but he's probably doubtful at this point. He missed Game 4 on Tuesday due to the ailment.
Apr 19 - 5:27 PM

Sami Niku was returned to the minors Wednesday, but there's a chance he could make his NHL playoff debut on Friday in Game 5 against Minnesota.

Niku may get the opportunity to play if Toby Enstrom and Tyler Myers remain on the sidelines due to injuries. The Jets also won't have Josh Morrissey for Game 5 due to a suspension. Niku was recently named the AHL defenseman of the year after he amassed 16 goals and 54 points in 76 games for the Manitoba Moose.
Apr 19 - 10:29 AM

Josh Morrissey has been suspended one game for cross-checking Wild forward Eric Staal in the head on Tuesday night.

Somehow, Morrissey didn't receive a penalty on the play. Staal was in a considerable amount of pain after the incident, but he ended up being fine. Morrissey will miss Game 5 on Friday night. If the Jets win that game, he'll be eligible to return in the second round. If they lose, he'll be back in the lineup for Game 6. The 23-year-old has one assist and a plus-1 rating in four games this postseason.
Apr 18 - 7:17 PM

Sami Niku has been sent to AHL Manitoba.

Niku only spent a day with the Jets and he was a healthy scratch for Game 4 on Tuesday. He appeared for one game with the Jets on April 3rd and scored a goal in that contest.
Apr 18 - 3:16 PM

Josh Morrissey will have a hearing Wednesday with NHL Department of Player Safety for cross-checking Minnesota's Eric Staal.

Morrissey did not receive a penalty on the play. Staal, who was shaken up initially, managed to stay in the game.
Apr 18 - 1:16 PM

Andrew Copp earned an assist in Game 4 against Minnesota.

Copp scored his first NHL playoff goal in Game 2 and he has two points over four contests in Winnipeg's first-round series. This is the 23-year-old's first taste of NHL playoff hockey.
Apr 18 - 10:09 AM

Blake Wheeler posted one assist in Winnipeg's 2-0 win over Minnesota in Game 4 on Tuesday night.

Wheeler had a hand in Mark Scheifele's empty-net goal to seal the Jets' victory and give the team a 3-1 series lead. Wheeler has one goal and two helpers in four playoff outings.
Apr 18 - 10:05 AM

Josh Morrissey might hear from the NHL Department of Player Safety after he cross-checked Minnesota's Eric Staal in the ear on Tuesday night.

The Wild were furious that Morrissey was not even penalized for the infraction, which would have put them on an extended 5-on-3 advantage. The 23-year-old rearguard earned an assist, four hits and two blocks in 22:19 of ice time in Winnipeg's 2-0 victory in Game 4.
Apr 18 - 10:01 AM

Connor Hellebuyck turned aside all 30 shots he faced during Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Minnesota Wild.

Hellebuyck had a pretty good day, as he was also nominated for the Vezina Trophy this evening. His teammates didn't give him much run-support in this one, but he still managed to come away with a victory. The 24-year-old has a 3-1 record with a 2.46 goals-against-average and a .899 save percentage this postseason. This is also the first playoff shutout in Thrashers/Jets history. The Jets will now head back home with a 3-1 lead in this best-of-seven series. A win on Friday night would allow them to punch their ticket to the second round.
Apr 17 - 11:07 PM

Kyle Connor registered an assist in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Minnesota Wild.

The 21-year-old picked up the primary helper on Mark Scheifele's goal late in the first period, which gave the Jets a 1-0 lead. Connor would have had a second assist late in the third period, but Scheifele whipped the shot off the boast moments after the Jets forward passed him the puck. Connor finished the night with a plus-1 rating, two shots on goal and one hit in 18:39 of ice time. The assist was his first point of the series. The Jets can move on to the second round with a win in Game 5 on Friday night in Winnipeg.
Apr 17 - 10:58 PM

Mark Scheifele scored a pair of goals in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Minnesota Wild.

Scheifele opened the scoring at the 19:32 mark of the first period before adding an empty-netter in the final minute of regulation. The Jets forward finished the night with a plus-2 rating, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in 20:38 of ice time. The 25-year-old now has three goals in four games during the postseason. The Jets will have the opportunity to put the Wild away for good in Game 5 on Friday night. That clash will be played in Winnipeg. Kyle Connor, Josh Morrissey, Blake Wheeler and Andrew Copp registered assists in Game 4.
Apr 17 - 10:48 PM

Shawn Matthias will be a healthy scratch in Game 4 against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.

Matthias hasn't suited up in any of the previous three games. He had one goal and two assists in 27 games during the regular season. Marko Dano, Sami Niku and Jamie Phillips will also watch the game from the press box. The Jets lead the best-of-seven series 2-1.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 17 - 7:45 PM

Connor Hellebuyck has been selected as one of the three finalists for this year's Vezina Trophy.

Hellebuyck finished the year with a 44-11-9 record, a 2.36 goals-against-average and a .924 save percentage this season. His 44 victories in a season are the most for an American goalie in the league history. Nashville's Pekka Rinne and Tampa Bay's Andrei Vasilevskiy are the other two nominees.
Apr 17 - 7:06 PM

Connor Hellebuyck will get the nod Tuesday in Game 4 against Minnesota.

Hellebuyck will look to bounce back after he was pulled on Sunday. He allowed six goals on 22 shots in a 6-2 loss to the Wild. During the regular season, Hellebuyck posted a 7-1-1 record in starts following games when he permitted four or more goals in a loss.
Apr 17 - 3:30 PM


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