Player News - Jets

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Ondrej Pavelec allowed four goals on 24 shots in Sunday's 4-3 loss to Chicago.

Pavelec entered Sunday's game on a personal six-game winning streak. The 27-year-old has been known to be inconsistent throughout his career so it will be interesting to see if he can bounce-back from this tough loss. The Jets actually held a 3-2 lead going into the third period but two Chicago goals, including Jonathan Toews' goal with 31 seconds remaining, propelled the Hawks to a win. Pavelec's record now falls to 19-16-7 in 2014-15. If the Jets make it into the playoffs, it's still unclear who their starting goaltender would be.
Mar 29 - 10:27 PM

Dustin Byfuglien scored two goals in Sunday's 4-3 loss to Chicago.

The Jets entered the third period with a 3-2 lead but goals from Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Toews gave the Hawks the win. Byfuglien scored both of his goals in the second period and they both came with the Jets on the man-advantage. The 30-year-old has three goals in two games since returning from an upper-body injury that forced him to miss nine games. Byfuglien now has 18 goals and 45 points in 67 games this season. Blake Wheeler also scored for Winnipeg.
Mar 29 - 10:17 PM

Anthony Peluso, Eric O'Dell and Jay Harrison will each be scratched from Sunday's tilt with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Peluso will sit for his eighth straight game, and he's produced just two points, 86 PIMs, 96 hits over 48 games this season. Harrison, who's sitting for his second straight, has put up 35 blocks and hits along with 42 PIMs over 20 games with the Jets this season.
Mar 29 - 7:31 PM

Ondrej Pavelec will get the start against the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night.

The Jets come in trailing the Blackhawks by just four points for the primary Wild Card slot, and the Wild by one more in the Central with a game in hand. For his part, Pavelec comes in 19-14-7 record with a .919 save percentage and a 2.35 GAA through 44 games this season. However he's winless in five career starts versus Chicago with 21 goals against in that time.
Mar 29 - 5:21 PM

Jets' head coach Paul Maurice believes that Ondrej Pavelec is playing the best hockey of his career.

"He’s fresh and ready and playing the best hockey I’ve seen him play." said Maurice. It's hard to argue with that assessment. Pavelec has won six games in a row against difficult competition (Montreal, Edmonton, Washington, St. Louis, San Jose and Tampa Bay). The 27-year-old didn't allow more than two goals in any of those six wins. Pavelec has been very streaky in his career so there's reason to believe that he won't be able to keep this up. If the Jets get into the playoffs and Pavelec can keep this run going a little longer, they will be a tough opponent for any team in a seven game series.
Mar 29 - 9:50 AM

Andrew Copp isn't sure what his role will be now that he's signed with the Winnipeg Jets.

Copp was the Jets' fourth round pick in 2013. He spent three years at the University of Michigan but he decided it was time to make the leap to the NHL. The 20-year-old admitted that he's unsure if he'll get into the lineup this season but he is staying ready just in case. "Just come in and do your best and see where everyone fits," Copp said. "Could be in the lineup with injuries, but just trying to get accustomed to being up here and get a good experience here." Even if he does get into the lineup this season, don't necessarily expect a huge offensive output.
Mar 29 - 9:45 AM

Look for Mathieu Perreault to return to the Jets' lineup Sunday against Chicago.

Perreault has missed the last six weeks with a lower-body injury but seems good to go after getting medical clearance to return this week. Look for him to center a line featuring Chris Thorburn and Matt Halischuk.
Mar 28 - 1:47 PM

Ondrej Pavelec will get the start Sunday against Chicago.

Pavelec does not have a great record against the Hawks but coach Paul Maurice is going with Pavelec who has been on a roll. It will be his 7th consecutive start.
Mar 28 - 1:44 PM

Andrew Copp has agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with Winnipeg.

He will report directly to the Jets after finishing his third season with the University of Michigan. Copp earned 14 goals and 31 points in 36 games this past campaign. He was a fourth-round pick of Winnipeg in the 2013 draft.
Mar 27 - 12:13 PM

Bryan Little (upper body) could be available to return by April 4.

That's when the Jets wrap up their four-game homestand against Vancouver. Little has been skating and he's missed 10 games with an upper-body injury.
Mar 27 - 12:07 PM

Coach Paul Maurice is optimistic that Mathieu Perreault (lower body) will return before the end of Winnipeg's homestand.

He has been doing some skating and is hoping that a return could come as early as this weekend. That may be a little too optimistic, but we'll keep you posted on his status.
Mar 27 - 11:59 AM

Adam Lowry tallied his 10th goal of the year on Thursday.

The rookie forward has 21 points in 73 games. Lowry wasn't credited with a hit in the match, but he ranks second among all first-year players with a total of 231.
Mar 27 - 11:52 AM

Jim Slater recorded a Gordie Howe hat trick in Thursday's win over Montreal.

He netted his third goal of the season in the second period after he earned an assist on goal by Dustin Byfuglien to open the scoring in the first. Slater's fight with Nathan Beaulieu came late in the second stanza. He also had four shots and three hits to fill out the stat sheet.
Mar 27 - 11:48 AM

Ondrej Pavelec earned his sixth straight win in fine fashion on Thursday night, turning aside 39 of 41 shots from the Canadiens in a 5-2 victory.

Pavelec improves to 6-1 in the month of March with a .963 save percentage and 1.15 goals against average. The hot 27-year-old is getting the job done for Winnipeg, who are clutching on to the final Wild Card spot in the West with a three point lead over Calgary.
Mar 27 - 12:46 AM

Mark Scheifele scored a goal and an assist in Winnipeg's 5-2 win over Montreal on Thursday night.

Scheifele's two point night gave him 14 goals and 46 points in 75 games this season.
Mar 27 - 12:39 AM


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