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Jets Sign Byfuglien to Five-Year Extension Deal

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Winnipeg Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien (33) laughs after scoring from just inside centre ice against the Arizona Coyotes during second period NHL hockey action, in Winnipeg, Tuesday, January 26, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Dustin Byfuglien to a five-year contract extension worth an average of $7.6 million annually.

The 30-year-old Roseau, Minnesota native has recorded 32 points (15G, 17A) so far this season while appearing in all 52 games and sits in a tie for second amongst all NHL defencemen with his 15 goals.

Byfuglien represented the Central Division at the 2016 all-star game, scoring a goal and adding an assist.

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Hurricanes Score Four Goals in First, Hold On to Beat Jets 5-3

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Carolina Hurricanes’ Phillip Di Giuseppe (34) celebrates his goal against Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (30) as Jets’ Toby Enstrom (39) and Mathieu Perreault (85) look on during first period NHL action in Winnipeg on Friday, February 5, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Winnipeg Jets LogoWINNIPEG – Cam Ward admitted he was a little nervous getting back in net after missing six games with a concussion.

His Carolina Hurricanes teammates helped ease him in by racking up four goals on their first nine shots in a 5-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday.

“Getting off to a 4-0 lead in the first period definitely helped relieve me,” said Ward, who made 33 saves. “I was a little anxious before.”

Andrej Nestrasil scored a pair of goals and Jordan Staal picked up a goal and two assists for the Hurricanes.

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Tyler Seguin Scores Twice, Stars Down Jets 5-3

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Jets LogoWINNIPEG – Tyler Seguin took a couple final bites of pizza, quickly sipped from a bottle of water and then turned to reporters for a post-game interview.

The Dallas Stars centre seemed relaxed and casual after putting a sub-par month behind him by scoring a pair of goals in a 5-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.

“For me, mentally, I put January behind me during my time in Nashville (at the NHL all-star game),” said Seguin, who had two goals and one assist in 11 games in January.

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Rookie Nik Ehlers Scores Three Goals to Lift Jets Over Coyotes 5-2

By Darrin Bauming, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien (33) laughs after scoring from just inside centre ice against the Arizona Coyotes during second period NHL hockey action, in Winnipeg, Tuesday, January 26, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

Winnipeg Jets LogoWINNIPEG – It was instant chemistry for Nikolaj Ehlers and his new linemates on Tuesday night.

The 19-year-old scored his first-career hat trick in front of a raucous home crowd as the Winnipeg Jets beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2.

New linemate Blake Wheeler drew assists on all of Ehlers’ goals, while defenceman Dustin Byfuglien struck twice — the second a 5-on-3 short-handed breakaway.

“It’s tough to find, and it doesn’t happen much,” said Ehlers of the connection between new linemates Mark Scheifele and Wheeler. “I think we all have great speed and we used that well today.”

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Lee Stempniak Scores Twice, New Jersey Beats Winnipeg Jets 3-1

By Scott Billeck, The Canadian Press

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Dustin Byfuglien (33) reacts after scoring a late goal against New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider (35) during the third period Saturday at MTS Centre. (JOHN WOODS / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Winnipeg Jets LogoWINNIPEG – Lee Stempniak’s time in Winnipeg was short lived, but it still left an impression on the veteran.

Stempniak, who spent 18 games with the Jets last year after being acquired at the 2015 trade deadline, struck twice as his New Jersey Devils downed Winnipeg 3-1 on Saturday at the MTS Centre.

“It’s fun to be back. I enjoyed playing here,” Stempniak said. “(I’m) friends with a lot of the guys. (I’ve got) nothing but good memories and great things to say about the (Jets) organization.”

Winnipeg chose to move on from Stempniak in the off-season, even after announcing his willingness to sign. The 11-year veteran now has 14 goals and 36 points in 49 games with New Jersey.

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Maurice: Winnipeg Jets Not Desperate Despite 4-1Loss to Nashville Predators

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Jets LogoWINNIPEG – Paul Maurice doesn’t think the Winnipeg Jets are in desperate times.

With a 4-1 loss at home Thursday to the Nashville Predators, the Jets are 21-23-3 and their playoff hopes are dimming as they remain at the bottom of the NHL Central Division and six points out of a playoff spot.

“I don’t think desperate hockey has any sense to it,” the head coach said. “Urgency? Listen, I’m not sure that they didn’t play as hard as they could, but we could play a little smarter and we could pass the puck better. I know that.

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Blocked Shots Make the Difference as Colorado Avalanche Edge Winnipeg Jets 2-1

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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The Colorado Avalanche celebrate after Carl Soderberg (34) scored on Winnipeg Jets’ goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (30) as Tyler Myers (57) and Blake Wheeler (26) look on during second period NHL hockey action, in Winnipeg, on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

Winnipeg Jets LogoWINNIPEG – The Colorado Avalanche were sacrificing their bodies and it paid off on Monday.

Carl Soderberg scored a goal and added an assist as the Avalanche blocked 21 shots in a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.

“We did a great job blocking the shots,” said Colorado goalie Semyon Varlamov, who made 36 saves.

Jarome Iginla scored his 13th goal of the season for the Avs (23-21-3). It was also his 602nd NHL career goal, moving him ahead of Jari Kurri for sole possession of 18th place all-time for goals scored.

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Blake Wheeler Overtime Hero as Winnipeg Jets Edge Nashville Predators 5-4

By Darrin Bauming, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets’ Andrew Ladd (16), Andrew Copp (9), Mathieu Perreault (85), Blake Wheeler (26) and Nikolaj Ehlers (27) celebrate Wheeler’s game winning goal during overtime NHL action in Winnipeg on Thursday, January 14, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Winnipeg Jets LogoWINNIPEG – Blake Wheeler and the Winnipeg Jets just stayed positive.

Wheeler’s wrister 51 seconds into overtime helped the Jets avoid a huge comeback bid by the Nashville Predators with a 5-4 victory Thursday and the veteran forward attributed it to Winnipeg staying upbeat even as its lead dwindled.

The Predators (19-17-8) stormed back with three third period goals from Ryan Johansen, Eric Nystrom, and James Neal, whose equalizer with 13.5 seconds remaining sent Nashville and Winnipeg (20-21-3) to a 3-on-3 overtime bout.

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Jets Defenceman Tyler Myers Fined $5,000 for Cross Check on Sharks’ Wingels

By The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets’ Tyler Myers (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Winnipeg Jets defenceman Tyler Myers wasn’t expecting a call from the NHL’s department of player safety after a cross check on San Jose Sharks forward Tommy Wingels on Tuesday night.

The NHL thought differently, though, and on Wednesday night fined Myers $5,000.

Myers was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for cross-checking when he banged Wingels in the head after Wingels checked him hard into the boards with seven minutes to go in the third and the Sharks up 2-1.

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Pavelski, Tierney Have Two Points Each to Lead Sharks Over Jets

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets’ Blake Wheeler (26) fires the puck towards San Jose Sharks’ goaltender Alex Stalock (32) during third period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Tuesday, January 12, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

Winnipeg Jets LogoWINNIPEG – Tyler Myers admitted he let his frustrations get the best of him.

The defenceman got a five-minute major and a game misconduct late in the third period and the San Jose Sharks took advantage in a 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.

Joe Pavelski scored his 22nd goal of the season on that power play and Chris Tierney added a short-handed goal and an assist as San Jose picked up its third straight victory in its third game in four nights.

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