Player News - Jets

Date: Team: Pos:

Ondrej Pavelec (lower body) took part in Monday's practice.

Pavelec hasn't played since Feb. 7. The Jets will re-evaluate him on Tuesday based on how he responds to going through Monday's morning skate.
Feb 27 - 2:11 PM

The Winnipeg Jets have promoted Julian Melchiori.

Melchiori has two goals and seven points in 35 AHL games this season. He also has appeared in five games with the Jets, though he didn't record a point in those contests.
Feb 27 - 10:36 AM

Julian Melchiori, who is usually a healthy scratch, found out that the Jets aren't afraid to use him.

Melchiori played the final game before Winnipeg's five-day break and he skated on the top pairing with Dustin Byfuglien. He finished the game having played a career-high 22:02. "I was thrown right into the fire there," said Melchiori. "There was a little rust at some times, but as the game went along, I felt better. The (coaches) put me in a pretty good situation there. When you're playing as a defenceman, the confidence comes when you play and playing with (Byfuglien) was a great step. The Jets have returned Melchiori to the minors for now, but expect him to be recalled once the bye ends.
Feb 25 - 9:15 AM

It's that time of year again, and Drew Stafford is apparently a hot commodity.

The 31-year-old winger is a pending UFA this summer with a cap hit of $4.35M this season. He has four goals and 12 points with 35 hits in 39 games this season. What he could fetch for the Jets though will largely be dictated by the desperation of prospective acquiring clubs.
Feb 24 - 2:40 PM

Brandon Tanev has been sent to the minors.

He dressed in three straight games for the Jets going into the team's bye week. Tanev didn't see much ice time during that span, with his high of 8:08 coming against Toronto. He has four points in 42 games this campaign.
Feb 22 - 1:14 PM

Julian Melchiori has been assigned to Manitoba of the AHL.

He has skated in five games with the Jets, including Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to Toronto. Melchiori had a plus-1 rating and one shot in 22:02 of ice time. He could be back with Winnipeg after the team's bye week.
Feb 22 - 1:10 PM

Mathieu Perreault stretched his point streak to four straight games on Tuesday night.

He had two assists in a 5-4 overtime loss to Toronto. Perreault had the secondary helper on two goals by Patrik Laine in the match. He has two markers and four assists during his point streak.
Feb 22 - 12:16 PM

Mark Scheifele earned two helpers in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to Toronto.

As usual, he was setting up rookie sensation Patrik Laine. Scheifele had the primary assist on both goals by Laine in the contest. The Jets center ranks fourth in the league scoring race with 62 points in 60 appearances.
Feb 22 - 12:13 PM

Nikolaj Ehlers scored his 20th goal of the season on Tuesday night.

He didn't have a point in his previous eight games. The 21-year-old speedster has 48 points in 63 contests this season.
Feb 22 - 12:10 PM

Connor Hellebuyck allowed five goals on 37 shots in Winnipeg's 5-4 OT loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Hellebuyck continues to struggle with consistency. The Jets goalie had allowed a combined three goals in his last two outings, but he was shelled pretty badly by Toronto tonight. He has a 20-15-2 record with a 2.79 goals-against-average and a .910 save percentage this season. You can't count on him to be your regular starter in standard fantasy leagues.
Feb 21 - 11:42 PM

Patrik Laine scored a pair of goals in Tuesday's 5-4 OT loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Laine tied the game at one with a beautiful one-timer early in the first period and he gave the Jets a 4-3 lead with less than three seconds remaining in the second frame. The rookie winger has scored seven goals and three assists during his current five-game point streak. He's up to 30 goals and 54 points in 55 games. It looks like the Calder Trophy race between he and Leafs rookie Auston Matthews will go down to the wire.
Feb 21 - 11:31 PM

Connor Hellebuyck will get the call versus Toronto on Tuesday.

He has won his last appearances, while permitting three goals on 54 shots. This will be his third start in the last three days. Hellebuyck has a 20-15-2 record with a 2.73 GAA and a .911 save percentage going into Tuesday's contest.
Feb 21 - 4:01 PM

Julian Melchiori will be in the lineup Tuesday against Toronto.

He will be filling in for suspended defender Jacob Trouba, who will be serving the first of his two-game ban for an illegal hit to the head. Melchiori is expected to be paired with Dustin Byfuglien.
Feb 21 - 3:55 PM

Patrik Laine was named the first star of the week for the period ending Feb. 19.

He accounted for five goals and three assists in four games. Laine picked up a hat trick, including the game winner, last Tuesday to become the first player in NHL history to record three hat tricks before his 19th birthday. He leads all rookies with 52 points (28 goals, 24 assists) in 54 games.
Feb 21 - 11:52 AM

Jacob Trouba has received a two-game suspension for his illegal hit to the head of Ottawa's Mark Stone.

Winnipeg has its bye week coming up, so Trouba will be eligible to return on March 3. Stone was injured on the play while Trouba received a two-minute minor at the time of the incident. Trouba has five goals and 24 points in 47 contests in 2016-17.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 20 - 5:07 PM


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