Player News - Jets

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Nikolaj Ehlers (undisclosed) was on the ice for Winnipeg's Sunday morning skate.

Ehlers was wearing a non-contact jersey. He missed Game 5 because, as Jets coach Paul Maurice put it, he "just wasn't feeling right." Consider him day-to-day for now.
Apr 22 - 12:26 PM

Toby Enstrom (ankle) joined the Jets for their Sunday morning skate.

Enstrom was wearing a non-contact jersey though. The Jets have already advanced to the second round, but it remains to be seen if Enstrom will be available for that series' start.
Apr 22 - 12:24 PM

Toby Enstrom (ankle) was not able to play in Game 5 on Friday night.

Enstrom was able to skate Friday morning and appears to be making progress. He hasn't played since Mar. 23 and a timetable for his return is unclear at this time. Consider him day-to-day.
Apr 21 - 3:29 PM

Mathieu Perreault (upper body) has sat out the last four games.

Perreault was injured in Game 1 against Minnesota. Winnipeg has not provided any updates on his status, but we will keep you posted if we learn anything new before the start of Round 2.
Apr 21 - 2:39 PM

Josh Morrissey has finished serving his one-game suspension.

Morrissey will be eligible to play in the second round of the playoffs after he was banned for Game 5 on Friday night for cross-checking Minnesota's Eric Staal in the head.
Apr 21 - 1:55 PM

Coach Paul Maurice said that Nikolaj Ehlers "just wasn't feeling right," which was the reason he didn't play in Game 5 on Friday night.

The Winnipeg bench boss has been mum on details during the playoffs, so he wouldn't specify if it was an injury or an illness that was bothering Ehlers. He will look to recover before the start of Round 2 against Nashville or Colorado.
Apr 21 - 1:53 PM

Connor Hellebuyck has been a huge part of Winnipeg's success this season.

"He’s been unbelievable all year. For us to win this thing, we’re going to need that kind of goaltending. He’s been doing everything and more that we need him to do. You don’t get tired of it, just how good he’s been for us this year, how big of a part of the team he is," said teammate Bryan Little. "You don’t get used to how good he is. Even tonight, he made a breakaway save. He makes hard saves look routine. We put a lot of pressure on him because we need him to play that well to do well in the playoffs. He doesn’t fell it. He just goes out and he’s a wall for us." Hellebuyck has 4-1 record with a 1.93 goals-against-average and a .924 save percentage this postseason.
Apr 21 - 10:39 AM

Bryan Little is part of a team that won a playoff series for the first time in his career.

Little and the Winnipeg Jets eliminated the Minnesota Wild in five games. "To see those images of how big that crowd is outside, all downtown together, cheering us on – it’s something I’ve always wanted to experience my whole career," the 30-year-old said. "Playing in Atlanta I wasn’t sure I’d ever get to experience playing on a team like this and playing in a city like this, where hockey is loved this much. I just feel lucky to be a part of it." The Jets will either play the Avalanche or Predators in the second round.
Apr 21 - 10:34 AM

Brandon Tanev posted a goal with a plus-1 rating and a game-high seven hits in Winnipeg's series-clinching victory Friday against the Wild.

Tanev was very willing to sacrifice his body in this one, also stepping in front of a shot in his 14:29 of ice time. He might not be the most gifted offensive player in the regular season, but his game is tailor-made for the postseason. Tanev is the kind of physical player who can really get under the skin of the opposition in a long series.
Apr 20 - 10:39 PM

Mark Scheifele notched a power-play goal and an assist in a 5-0 win over Minnesota in Game 5 on Friday.

Scheifele nearly had another in the third period but he rang it off the post. He finished the series-clinching victory with four shots on goal, a blocked shot and two hits in his 19:30 of ice time. Scheifele also won eight of 15 faceoffs in the contest. Next up for the Jets will be a series against the Avalanche or Predators.
Apr 20 - 10:37 PM

Paul Stastny picked up a pair of assists with a plus-1 rating and two blocked shots in Winnipeg's 5-0 series-clinching win against Minnesota in Game 5.

Stastny was also money in the faceoff circle, winning eight of his 10 puck drops. The center wrapped up the playoff series with a goal and four points in five games, including the game-winning tally back in Game 2. The Jets will face either his former team, the Avalanche, or the Predators in Round 2.
Apr 20 - 10:34 PM

Dustin Byfuglien registered a pair of assists in a 5-0 win over Minnesota in Game 5 on Friday.

Byfuglien also posted a plus-2 rating, three shots, two blocks and four hits in 25:34 of ice time. The veteran rearguard logged nearly three minutes more ice time than any of his teammates, really stepping up his game as the Jets posted the series victory to move on to Round 2 of the postseason. Winnipeg will face either Colorado or Nashville. In case you were wondering, Buff had four assists in four regular-season games with a plus-3 rating and 17 PIMs vs. Colorado, and just one goal and an even rating in four games vs. Nashville.
Apr 20 - 10:32 PM

Connor Hellebuyck turned aside all 30 shots he faced in a 5-0 win over Minnesota in Game 5 on Friday night.

The Jets wrapped up their first series victory in Thrashers/Jets franchise history, and it was the first playoff series win for the city of Winnipeg since the original Jets back in 1987. Hellebuyck has shutouts in each of the past two outings since being lifted early in Game 3 after two periods. The Jets will face the winner of the Avalanche-Predators series in Round 2.
Apr 20 - 10:24 PM

Joel Armia suffered an upper-body injury during Game 5 against Minnesota on Friday night.

Armia scored in the first period, but he exited the game sometime after that. The Jets have already announced that he won't be returning tonight. The team will likely provide an update on his status after the game.
Apr 20 - 8:57 PM

Steve Mason (undisclosed) won't suit up in Game 5 against the Minnesota Wild.

Mason suffered an injury during practice today and he won't be able to dress tonight. Michael Hutchinson will serve as Connor Hellebuyck's backup netminder.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 20 - 7:25 PM


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