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Rookie Sensation Patrik Laine Cleared for Full-Contact Practice with Jets

Rookie Sensation Patrik Laine Cleared for Full-Contact Practice with Jets

By The Canadian Press

Patrik Laine
Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine (29) warms up for an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. Laine took another step toward returning to action on Sunday. He participated in his first full-contact practice with the Winnipeg Jets since being diagnosed with a concussion on Jan. 7. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

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.

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Pavelec Sets Franchise Record for Saves in a Period as Jets Beat Blues 5-3

Pavelec Sets Franchise Record for Saves in a Period as Jets Beat Blues 5-3

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets’ Bryan Little (18) celebrates his goal against the St. Louis Blues during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, January 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

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.”

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Winnipeg Blues Create Hall of Fame, Grant Ledyard First Inducted

Winnipeg Blues Create Hall of Fame, Grant Ledyard First Inducted

The Winnipeg Blues have established a Hall of Fame, honouring the past and those who have had an impact on the Junior “A” hockey club.

The Blues have a storied history reaching 87 years and the Hall of Fame will be a way to showcase the accomplishments of past players, coaches, and builders.

The first inductee announced Thursday was Grant Ledyard, who played with the Fort Garry Blues, now the Winnipeg Blues, from 1978 to 1980 and then again in 1981-82.

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Ondrej Pavelec Makes 30 Saves in NHL Return as Jets Top Coyotes 6-3

Ondrej Pavelec Makes 30 Saves in NHL Return as Jets Top Coyotes 6-3

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec (31) makes the save on Arizona Coyotes’ Jordan Martinook (48) as Jets’ Paul Postma (4) and Mark Stuart (5) defend during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Ondrej Pavelec was glad his long wait to get back to the NHL ended with a victory, even if it wasn’t his best game.

The veteran netminder made 30 saves as the Winnipeg Jets halted a four-game losing streak Wednesday with goals from six different players in a 6-3 win over the Arizona Coyotes.

Pavelec, 29, was sent to the American Hockey League’s Manitoba Moose at the end of training camp, but recalled Tuesday.

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Rookie Star Laine Skates with Jets for First Time Since Suffering Concussion

Rookie Star Laine Skates with Jets for First Time Since Suffering Concussion

By The Canadian Press

Patrik Laine
Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine (29) is helped by a trainer after being hit during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. Laine is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with a concussion.Jets head coach Paul Maurice announced Laine’s injury after Winnipeg’s practise on Sunday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

WINNIPEG – Rookie star Patrik Laine skated with the Winnipeg Jets today for the first time since suffering a concussion earlier this month.

The Jets confirmed Laine’s participation in their morning skate on their Twitter feed, adding that there is still no timetable for his return to action.

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Drop a Puck, Become a Canuck — New Citizens to Be Sworn In at Hockey Game

Drop a Puck, Become a Canuck — New Citizens to Be Sworn In at Hockey Game

By Chris Vandenbreekel, CKOM, The Canadian Press

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SASKATOON – Drop a puck, become a Canuck.

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.

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Jets Goaltender Pavelec Prepared for First NHL Start of the Season

Jets Goaltender Pavelec Prepared for First NHL Start of the Season

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec, right, makes a save on Toronto Maple Leafs’ Leo Komarov during second period NHL hockey action, in Toronto, on Nov. 4, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

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.

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Pavelec Gets the Call Up to Solve Jets’ Goaltender Woes

Pavelec Gets the Call Up to Solve Jets’ Goaltender Woes

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Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec, right, makes a save on Toronto Maple Leafs’ Leo Komarov during second period NHL hockey action, in Toronto, on Nov. 4, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

After an embarrassing 5-2 loss Monday to the San Jose Sharks, the Winnipeg Jets are looking to turn their luck around by calling up Ondrej Pavelec.

The 29-year-old returns from the Manitoba Moose, where he has played 18 games this season for the AHL affiliate.

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Retiring Star Hayley Wickenheiser Paved the Way for Female Hockey Players

Retiring Star Hayley Wickenheiser Paved the Way for Female Hockey Players

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Hayley Wickenheiser
Four time Olympic gold medalist Hayley Wickenheiser poses for a portrait in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. Hayley Wickenheiser has retired from hockey after 23 years on Canada’s women’s team.The 38-year-old from Shaunavon, Sask., announced her retirement today. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – When Hayley Wickenheiser sees girls dragging hockey bags into arenas, she feels a sense of accomplishment.

The normalcy of girls playing hockey is what she sweated for, fought for, and shed tears for.

When Wickenheiser started playing 33 years ago, there were no girls’ teams. She played with boys and wasn’t always welcomed by players or their parents.

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Kenora Street Could Be Named After Winnipeg Jets Superfan Who Died in October

Kenora Street Could Be Named After Winnipeg Jets Superfan Who Died in October

By The Canadian Press

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Len ‘Kroppy’ Kropioski after making a return to MTS Centre on March 30, 2016 following being hospitalized. (@NHLJETS / TWITTER)

KENORA, Ont. — A street in Kenora, Ont., could be renamed in honour of a longtime, passionate fan of the Winnipeg Jets.

Len (Kroppy) Kropioski died in October at the age of 98.

The Second World War veteran attended every game, saluting the flag as the national anthem was sung before the puck drop.

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