Player News - Jets

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Michael Hutchinson gave the Jets a chance with 28 saves on 29 shots on Thursday night versus St. Louis, but allowed two goals in the shootout to take the 2-1 loss.

Hutch seems to have calmed down after allowed four goals in three consecutive games last week. He's allowed just three in his past two games, a win and this shootout loss. On the year, the surprising rookie is 18-7-5 with a .920 save percentage and 2.29 goals against average.
Feb 27 - 12:07 AM

Mark Scheifele's 10th goal of the season was enough to extend his points streak to three, but not enough to earn his team the victory as the Jets lost 2-1 in a shootout to St. Louis on Thursday.

Scheifele now has 35 points in 63 games this season, to go with a +4 rating and 35 penalty minutes. The goal helped the 21-year-old surpass his career high of 34 points set last season.
Feb 26 - 11:55 PM

Michael Hutchinson will get the start against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.

Through 28 starts and 30 games this season, Hutchinson is 18-7-4 with a 2.35 GAA and a .918 save percentage. He also boasts 15 Quality Starts against just four Really Bad Starts this season. This will be Hutchinson's first career start against St. Louis.
Feb 26 - 5:58 PM

Dustin Byfuglien is projected to move back to defense Thursday versus the Blues.

"The depth of their forward unit, they're so dangerous with all three lines, having Dustin back on the blueline gives us a litte bit more depth," coach Paul Maurice said. "We think it makes us more evenly spread out, front and back." Eric O'Dell is slated to make his season debut and newly-acquired winger Jiri Tlusty will play his first game with the Jets.
Feb 26 - 5:50 PM

Jiri Tlusty will play on the second line in his Winnipeg debut Thursday night.

He's projected to start alongside Mark Scheifele and Drew Stafford following his acquisition from Carolina on Wednesday.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 26 - 5:41 PM

Bryan Little moved past Slava Kozlov into second place on the Atlanta Thrashers/Jets franchise's all-time goal list.

He has 24 goals this season to give him 146 for his career. Ilya Kovalchuk is the leader with 328, so Little still has a lot of scoring to do to catch up to him. Little is on pace for his second straight 60-point season.
Feb 26 - 10:34 AM

Jiri Tlusty has played for Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice in Toronto and Carolina.

That should give him some instant familiarity with the Jets. He's also good friends with Michael Frolik and Ondrej Pavelec. GM Kevin Cheveldayoff likes that Tlusty can fit nicely on the team's top-three lines. "Jiri has the ability to play with skill players," said Cheveldayoff. "He's seen some time here with the Staal brothers (Eric and Jordan) in the last couple of games and we've had people watching him. He's got the ability to play on the power play, he can score some goals but there's a checking side to Jiri as well that Paul knows well from his time with him."
Feb 26 - 10:24 AM

The conditional pick in the Jiri Tlusty trade changes depending on where Winnipeg finishes the regular season.

It's a 2015 fifth rounder if Jets make the playoffs or a sixth-round selection if they miss the postseason.
Feb 25 - 5:37 PM

Blake Wheeler (lower body) has been moved to injured reserve.

The Jets made the transaction to make room for Jiri Tlusty, who was acquired from Carolina on Wednesday. Wheeler was struck in the knee by a shot last Thursday, played on Saturday and missed Tuesday's contest. He isn't expected to play on Thursday versus St. Louis either.
Feb 25 - 4:14 PM

Jiri Tlusty has been shipped to Winnipeg for a third-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft and a conditional sixth rounder in 2015.

He has registered 13 goals and 23 points in 52 games with the Carolina Hurricanes this campaign. Winnipeg was looking for some help up front and Mathieu Perreault's injury may have pushed it along.
Feb 25 - 4:07 PM

Matt Halischuk (undisclosed) is projected to return in early March.

He hasn't played since Jan. 29 because of an undisclosed injury. Just an FYI as Halischuk doesn't have any fantasy value.
Feb 25 - 3:38 PM

Blake Wheeler (knee) is expected to miss Thursday's game against St. Louis.

Coach Paul Maurice said that Wheeler would miss a second straight game after practice on Wednesday. Wheeler ranks third on the Jets in scoring with 44 points in 61 games. He's considered day-to-day.
Feb 25 - 3:34 PM

Michael Frolik produced his 13th goal in Tuesday's 4-2 victory against Dallas.

He has scored in consecutive games for the Jets. With Blake Wheeler out of the lineup, Frolik skated alongside Bryan Little and Andrew Ladd on the top line. He's eligible for unrestricted free agency in the summer and he's having a productive year with 31 points in 62 games.
Feb 25 - 10:40 AM

Carl Klingberg made his second appearance of the season in Tuesday's win over Dallas.

He got to play against his brother John Klingberg, who plays defense on the Stars, for the first time in the NHL. "It was amazing," Carl said after the game. "Great experience. He's such a skilled D and a big part of their team. It's tough to measure performances out there, but I think I did all right. I got a piece of him a few times." The Jets forward logged just 3:46 of ice time after he played 2:51 in his season debut last Saturday.
Feb 25 - 10:30 AM

Adam Lowry scored his seventh goal of the year in Tuesday's 4-2 win over Dallas.

The rookie forward recorded five shots in the match and earned praise from coach Paul Maurice for his effort. "He's a really smart pro," said Maurice. "So he understands we've got two of our top six (forwards) out of the lineup. We're going to need offense from all of the different lines. He picks up on that. His intensity level was as high tonight as it's been for quite some time." His 16th point of the season snapped an 11-game scoring drought.
Feb 25 - 10:26 AM


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