Player News - Jets

Date: Team: Pos:

Michael Hutchinson will play between the pipes in Friday's preseason game versus Edmonton.

Hutchinson had a 2.84 GAA and .907 save percentage in 30 games last season. He's entering the season as the Jets' backup goalie, but could end up challenging Ondrej Pavelec for that role as the campaign progresses.
Sep 30 - 1:22 PM

Mathieu Perreault scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild.

Unfortunately for Perreault, he was also forced from the game because of an injury. He suffered the injury after being hit by Kurtis Gabriel. He left without putting any weight on his right foot. Perreault scored a power play goal early in the second period and he added an assist on Kyle Connor's goal less than 12 minutes later. The team didn't provide an update on Perreault's status after the game. We'll consider him day-to-day for now.
Sep 29 - 11:14 PM

Connor Hellebuyck will get the nod in Thursday's preseason game against Minnesota.

Michael Hutchinson will be the other goalie for the Jets. Hellebuyck had a 2.34 GAA and .918 save percentage in 26 games with Winnipeg last season.
Sep 29 - 3:50 PM

Shawn Matthias' upper-body isn't believed to be serious, according to assistant coach Jamie Kompon.

"I don't think there's much of a concern," Kompon said Wednesday. Matthias left Tuesday's exhibition game early and should be considered day-to-day for now.
Sep 29 - 7:42 AM

Winnipeg isn't making it easy to acquire Jacob Trouba.

TSN's Bob McKenzie said most teams won't give the Jets what they want in return for Trouba because they specifically want a left-handed defender of similar age and potential. However, that could change and most teams are hoping that it will. Boston, Arizona, Colorado and the Rangers are very interested in Trouba, but they aren't the right fit right now for what the Jets want in return. McKenzie believes the wait could be long for a trade as a result.
Source: TSN.ca
Sep 28 - 6:00 PM

Jacob Trouba's trade request might give a defender like Paul Postma a shot at regular playing time with the Jets this season.

"I try not to worry about stuff that happens in the media, contracts and stuff. What's going on with (Trouba) has nothing to do with me, but it does play a small part and it's tough not to think about," said Postma. "I just want to play my best and whatever happens, happens." He appeared in just 26 games with the Jets last season and would like to play on a more consistent basis.
Sep 28 - 9:21 AM

Shawn Matthias exited Tuesday's preseason match because of an upper-body injury.

He left after the first period and took a puck to the face, but it's unclear if that is what caused the injury. Matthias was slated to be re-evaluated Wednesday morning.
Sep 28 - 9:16 AM

Eric Comrie stopped 24 of 27 shots in Winnipeg's 3-0 loss to Calgary on Tuesday.

Comrie is a solid prospect, but he's no higher than fourth on Winnipeg's depth chart heading into this season. The 21-year-old had a 3.12 goals-against-average and a .907 save percentage in his first full pro season last year (AHL) and he'll likely need a few more years of development before becoming a full-time NHLer.
Sep 27 - 11:11 PM

Jack Roslovic will be in the lineup for Tuesday's exhibition game versus Calgary.

"I just have to keep on doing what I'm doing, skating hard, making players around me better and making good plays and showing (coaches and management) that I can play," said Roslovic. "I'm just going to kind of soak it all in." The 25th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft is projected to center a line between Nic Petan and Joel Armia. He decided to turn pro following one season with Miami University (Ohio) and is hoping to make a positive first impression on the Jets' brass.
Sep 27 - 5:13 PM

Arizona and Edmonton are considered the early favorites for Winnipeg defender Jacob Trouba.

The Jets want a top-four or top-pairing left-shot defenseman in return because their plan was to play Trouba alongside Dustin Byfuglien or Tyler Myers this year. Boston could also be in the mix because their interest in Trouba has been reported since the off-season began.
Sep 27 - 10:26 AM

Mark Scheifele learned from his experience at the World Cup of Hockey.

"I don't know if it there are specific things, but playing with certain guys and with me being a center, now I can maybe empathize with what a winger is doing," said Scheifele. "The biggest thing for me was to get to play against the best guys in the world and be a part of that." He skated on the right side for most of the tournament on a line with Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews. When Scheifele gets back with the Jets he is penciled in to begin the regular season between Blake Wheeler and Nikolaj Ehlers.
Sep 27 - 9:33 AM

Patrik Laine joined the Jets for his first practice on Monday.

He started camp alongside Blake Wheeler and 2015 first-rounder Jack Roslovic, but he could start the regular season with Bryan Little has his center and Drew Stafford as his other linemate. "Just hard-working every day and hope I can make it to the team," said Laine. "That's my only goal, is making the team and playing in the NHL the whole season. Everything else is a plus."
Sep 27 - 9:09 AM

Mathieu Perreault wants to know "how much more" Jacob Trouba wants.

Per Perreault, "This guy plays big minutes, 22 minutes, and he's gonna complain some sort of way about his ice time?" Trouba is on record stating that he wants to be a top-four defenseman who plays on the right side, but that doesn't offer any more clarity to his current veteran teammate. Perreault went on to suggest that Trouba should come to camp anyway because if the Jets get off to a hot start, it could diminish his perceived value and therefore trade prospects.
Sep 25 - 3:46 PM

The Jets' goaltending battle will be a three-way affair with Ondrej Pavelec attempting to fend off challengers Connor Hellebuyck and Michael Hutchinson.

It would be great for the Jets and coach Paul Maurice if one of Pavelec, Hellebuyck and Hutchinson could establish himself and run with the starting job, but it is likely the Jets will at least start the campaign in a job-share situation. It remains to be seen who will share that job with Pavelec. Stay tuned.
Sep 25 - 11:47 AM

One potential landing spot for Jacob Trouba, should he be traded, is Toronto.

The Buds need a right-handed shot defenseman and the Jets could part with Trouba given he is behind both Dustin Byfuglien and Tyler Myers, who both shoot right. The Leafs have good young talent in their system and plenty of picks to satisfy the Jets. There will be plenty of interested teams in the mix though. Keep an eye on this situation going forward.
Sep 25 - 11:41 AM


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