WINNIPEG – Patrik Laine took another step toward returning to action on Sunday.
Laine participated in his first full-contact practice with the Winnipeg Jets since being diagnosed with a concussion on Jan. 7. He had resumed skating with the team on Wednesday but Sunday’s practice was his first without the yellow no-contact jersey.
WINNIPEG – Ondrej Pavelec is taking nothing for granted these days.
Even though the veteran Winnipeg netminder had a record-setting performance in backstopping the Jets to a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues Saturday, he was cautious about his future with the NHL club.
“In the next week I could be in the minors again. I go day by day,” the 29-year-old said. “Every time I get the chance to play I’m going to try my best. We’ll see what happens.”
That might be the idea behind a ceremony to be held this weekend at a Saskatoon Blades hockey game, where 20 new Canadians will be sworn in as citizens.
The group will take their oaths of citizenship with both the Blades and the Swift Current Broncos of the Western Hockey League looking on, and will also get a chance to don skates, grab a stick and learn a bit more about the game.
WINNIPEG – It’s been months since Ondrej Pavelec sat in the Winnipeg Jets dressing room, but he felt right at home on Tuesday.
The veteran goaltender was in net at Winnipeg’s practice after being recalled from the American Hockey League’s Manitoba Moose for the first time since being sent down after the NHL club’s training camp.