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Jets Announce Injured Defenceman Mark Stuart is Out Until February

By The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets’ defenceman Mart Stuart (5) attempts to stop a shot from former Jet and Nashville Predators’ centre Olli Jokinen at MTS Centre on Friday, October 17, 2014. (KELLY MORTON / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Mark Stuart has joined the Winnipeg Jets’ growing list of injured defencemen.

Head coach Paul Maurice announced after Thursday’s practice that Stuart has a lower-body injury that will keep him out of the lineup until February.

Maurice said Stuart’s injury occurred during a fight with Buffalo winger Nicolas Deslauriers late in Winnipeg’s 5-1 victory over the Sabres on Tuesday.

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Winnipeg Jets Put Skills on Display in Annual Competition

By Shawn Coates (@shawncoates)

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Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry (17) skates in the 2014 Winnipeg Jets Skills Competition at MTS Centre on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Fans were the true winners of the 2014 Winnipeg Jets Skills Competition, as 12,045 people watched their hockey heroes take part in a series of fun events at MTS Centre Wednesday night.

The third annual event showcased various skills of the Jets players, who were divided into two squads — Team White and Team Blue. The players participated in five events: fastest skater, accuracy shooting, puck control relay, hardest shot and breakaway competition.

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Jets Launch ‘Favourite Things’ Player Auctions

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Some of the favourite things of Jets’ right wing Dustin Byfuglien. (HANDOUT)

Step aside, Oprah, the Winnipeg Jets now have their own “favourite things” list for the holidays.

The team has launched a My Favourite Things auction, featuring a collection of personal items collected for each member of the team, as assembled by Jets wives and significant others.

Each basket has a minimum value of $300 and contains an autographed Winnipeg Jets jersey and copy of the “Our Jets at Home” cookbook.

Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Winnipeg Jets True North Foundation.

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Jets Blast Sabres as Scheifele Scores Twice

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By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

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Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele (55) celebrates his second goal of the game in NHL action against the Buffalo Sabres at MTS Centre on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)
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Winnipeg Jets forward Michael Frolik (67) scores on Buffalo Sabres goaltender Michal Neuvirth (34) at MTS Centre on Tuesday night. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — After a bit of a rocky start, the Winnipeg Jets decided to fire up their engines and blast the Buffalo Sabres 5-1 at MTS Centre on Tuesday night with a short second period burst.

Mark Scheifele notched a pair of goals — the equalizer and the insurance — as the Jets scored three times in a span of just 4:46, with Michael Frolik recording the game-winner shorthanded.

“I had a little bit of a feeling that it was going to be a good one — it turned out to be pretty good,” said Scheifele, who now has six goals on the season. “I felt good from the start, and I think our whole line felt good from the start. We were moving the puck well. We were moving our feet.”

“It’s been a few games we have played together. We get to practice together. We’re two smart guys — it seems like we’ve been seeing each other on the ice a lot,” said Scheifele’s line mate Mathieu Perreault.

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Hockey and Weather Coverage Set Canada’s News Media Apart, Study Suggests

By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press

Young people take advantage of school cancellations due to the weather as they slide on Citadel Hill in Halifax on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. Two of Canada’s national passions, hockey and the weather, were exceptionally well-represented in the country’s news coverage this year, newly-released media monitoring figures suggest. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

OTTAWA — Two of Canada’s national passions were exceptionally well-represented in the country’s news coverage this year, newly-released media monitoring figures suggest.

Those passions, you ask? Why, hockey and talking about the weather, of course.

The review by Montreal-based Influence Communication found that Canadian media outlets ran some 229 per cent more weather stories than outlets in the rest of the 160 countries surveyed.

“We have big changes in our weather in a year, and it goes from very cold to very hot in a few months,” said Felix Thiffault, an analyst with the media monitoring firm.

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VIDEO: Winnipeg Jets Visit Children at Rehab Centre

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Winnipeg Jets players pay a visit to the Rehabilitation Centre for Children on Monday, December 15, 2014. (CHRISD.CA)

Players from the Winnipeg Jets lifted the spirits of kids at the Rehabilitation Centre for Children on Monday afternoon.

Zach Bogosian, Mark Scheifele, Grant Clitsome, Adam Lowry, Ben Chiarot, and Julien Brouillette paid a holiday visit to pose for photos and sign autographs.

“It’s always fun, especially around the holidays,” Bogosian said of the appearance. “At the end of the day playing hockey is a great thing, but it’s the things that come along with it that… you like to set a good example for kids and be a role model in the community. Anytime you get a chance to spend time around the kids, it’s a lot of fun.”

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Ducks Top Jets 4-1

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By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

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Winnipeg Jets forward Bryan Little (not pictured) scores in NHL action against the Anaheim Ducks at MTS Centre on Saturday, December 13, 2014. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)
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Winnipeg Jets forward Anthony Peluso (14) chases Anaheim Ducks defenceman Cam Fowler (4) against the board at MTS Centre on Saturday night. (SHAWN COATES / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Mistakes can prove costly when you’re facing elite competition, and it took the National Hockey League’s top club just 74 seconds from tying the game to taking a lead they would never relinquish as the Anaheim Ducks cruised to a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night at MTS Centre.

It is the first time in nine games the Jets (15-10-6) have not recorded at least a single point in the standings, while the Ducks (21-6-5) came away with a win on MTS Centre ice for the second time in just six days.

Winnipeg struck first with Bryan Little‘s team-leading 12th goal of the season, coming on the power play midway through the first.

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A Turning Point for Pro Sports Revenue: Currie

By Roger Currie

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Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice (KELLY MORTON / CHRISD.CA FILE)

So, we’re done with three-down football until June, and I’m not that crazy about the No Fun League (NFL). What is a dedicated couch potato to do? There’s definitely no shortage of choices, and I have quietly become more of a hockey follower than ever before.

If I lived in Edmonton or Toronto, it would be less likely. Who knew I would end up having a pretty good team, the Winnipeg Jets, in my own community. It’s still very early, but Paul Maurice could be a candidate for coach of the year, as the team that used to be the Atlanta Thrashers may actually threaten to make the playoffs.

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Gordie Howe Reportedly Recovering After Being Treated for Dehydration

By The Canadian Press

Gordie Howe is reportedly “on the upswing” after suffering a setback two weeks ago in his recovery from a series of strokes.

The hockey legend’s son, Mark Howe, told the Detroit Free Press on Friday that his father is “getting better” after the 86-year-old was rushed to hospital 11 days ago and treated for dehydration.

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Operation Red Nose

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