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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

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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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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

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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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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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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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Danault and Lehkonen Each Score Twice as Canadiens Rout Jets 7-4

Danault and Lehkonen Each Score Twice as Canadiens Rout Jets 7-4

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Montreal Canadiens’ Artturi Lehkonen (62) celebrates after scoring on Winnipeg Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson (34) as Jets’ Toby Enstrom (39) defends during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Phillip Danault’s coast-to-coast goal Wednesday impressed his Montreal Canadiens teammates.

Danault went the distance down the ice untouched on the way to his second goal in Montreal’s dominating 7-4 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.

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Matthews, Laine, Ovechkin and Malkin Among Stars Named to NHL All Star Rosters

Matthews, Laine, Ovechkin and Malkin Among Stars Named to NHL All Star Rosters

By The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine (29) scores on Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford (50) during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

LOS ANGELES — Rookie sensations Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine and superstars Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin are among the players named to the rosters for the 2017 NHL all-star weekend.

Laine, the rookie leading scorer with 37 points, is the lone Winnipeg Jets representative on a Central Division roster also including captain P.K. Subban of Nashville and reigning league MVP Patrick Kane of Chicago.

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Connor Hellebuyck Perfect in Winnipeg Jets’ 2-0 Win Over Calgary Flames

Connor Hellebuyck Perfect in Winnipeg Jets’ 2-0 Win Over Calgary Flames

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien (33) celebrates with right wing Nikolaj Ehlers (27) after scoring against the Calgary Flames during first period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Monday, January 9, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Connor Hellebuyck isn’t picky about his shutouts.

The Winnipeg goalie made 28 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Jets blanked the Calgary Flames 2-0 on Monday night.

“The guys were blocking a lot of shots, but shots are fun and that game was fun,” said Hellebuyck, who also recorded the fifth shutout of his two-year NHL career. “The way the guys were playing in front of me made it even more fun because they were controlling the shots and making it easy on me. Any shutout is nice. I don’t care how they come.”

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