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Mark Scheifele, Blake Wheeler Lead Jets Over Oilers in Pre-Season

Mark Scheifele, Blake Wheeler Lead Jets Over Oilers in Pre-Season

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Mark Scheifele
Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele (55) scores on Edmonton Oilers’ goaltender Mikko Koskinen (19) during second-period pre-season NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Sunday, September 23, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler decided to train together in the summer. It appears to be quickly paying off.

The Jets linemates each had three-point games as Winnipeg defeated the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 in pre-season play Sunday.

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Dustin Byfuglien Scores in Overtime, Jets Beat Flames 4-3 in Pre-Season

Dustin Byfuglien Scores in Overtime, Jets Beat Flames 4-3 in Pre-Season

By Scott Edmonds, The Canadian Press

Dustin Byfuglien
Winnipeg Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien (33), scores the game-winning goal in overtime on Calgary Flames goaltender Jeff Glass (31) during pre-season NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Friday, September 21, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Connor Hellebuyck was one of the veterans showing early signs of pre-season rust on Friday night. Dustin Byfuglien made up for it.

Byfuglien scored his second goal of the game in overtime as the Winnipeg Jets came back to beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 in exhibition action.

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Former Jets Workhorse Goalie Ondrej Pavelec Retires After 11 NHL Seasons

Former Jets Workhorse Goalie Ondrej Pavelec Retires After 11 NHL Seasons

By The Canadian Press

Ondrej Pavelec
In this April 9, 2016, file photo, Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec moves to make a save against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles. Pavelec, who was a workhorse in the Jets’ goal after the NHL franchise moved from Atlanta to Winnipeg, announced his retirement Thursday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Danny Moloshok, File)

Ondrej Pavelec, who was a workhorse in the Jets’ goal after the NHL franchise moved from Atlanta to Winnipeg, announced his retirement Thursday.

The 31-year-old from Kladno, Czech Republic, made the announcement in a statement through his agent, Allan Walsh. He had a record of 156-167-48 and a goals-against average of 2.88 over 11 NHL seasons.

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Maurice Says Young Defenceman Morrissey Catching on Quick with Jets

Maurice Says Young Defenceman Morrissey Catching on Quick with Jets

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Josh Morrissey
Winnipeg Jets’ Josh Morrissey (44) celebrates after scoring during first period NHL Western Conference Finals game 5 hockey action against the Vegas Golden Knights, in Winnipeg, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Head coach Paul Maurice says he’s never had another player with the learning curve of Winnipeg Jets defenceman Josh Morrissey and is glad the Calgary native signed a two-year bridge deal Sunday to stick with the team. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Head coach Paul Maurice says Josh Morrissey is a rare player and he’s happy the young defenceman is sticking with the Winnipeg Jets.

The former restricted free agent signed a two-year, US$6.3-million contract on Sunday, but the top-pairing blue-liner was not scheduled to play in Monday’s first exhibition game at home against the Minnesota Wild after missing the start of training camp.

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Jets Sign Josh Morrissey to Two-Year, $6.3M Deal

Jets Sign Josh Morrissey to Two-Year, $6.3M Deal

Josh Morrissey
Winnipeg Jets’ Josh Morrissey, right, skates with the puck as he is pressured by St. Louis Blues’ Ryan Reaves during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in St. Louis. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ AP/Billy Hurst)

The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Josh Morrissey to a two-year contract worth $6.3 million.

Morrissey, 23, will earn an annual value of $3.15 million as part of the deal.

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Humboldt Station Hires Winnipeg Broadcaster as New Play-by-Play Voice

Humboldt Station Hires Winnipeg Broadcaster as New Play-by-Play Voice

By Ryan McKenna, The Canadian Press

Rory McGouran
Rory McGouran is shown during the Humboldt Broncos’ home opener in Humboldt, Sask., on Wednesday, Sept.12, 2018 against the Nipawin Hawks. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Rory McGouran)

HUMBOLDT, Sask. – A plan to bring hockey broadcasters in from across the country to call Humboldt Broncos games this season will not go ahead.

Instead, local radio station CHBO Bolt FM has hired an up-and-coming Winnipeg broadcaster to take over for Tyler Bieber, its play-by-play voice who was killed along with 15 others in last April’s Broncos bus crash.

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Leaner Patrik Laine Changes Summer Routine in Bid to Elevate Game

Leaner Patrik Laine Changes Summer Routine in Bid to Elevate Game

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Patrik Laine
Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine (29) does a skating time trial during the first day of the Jets NHL training camp in Winnipeg, Friday, September 14, 2018. Patrik Laine really likes candy, but he loves playing hockey. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John WoodsWinnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine (29) does a skating time trial during the first day of the Jets NHL training camp in Winnipeg, Friday, September 14, 2018. Patrik Laine really likes candy, but he loves playing hockey. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Patrik Laine really likes candy, but he loves playing hockey.

The two don’t go hand in hand very well, so the Winnipeg Jets’ 44-goal scorer from last season made some changes over the summer to become leaner and faster.

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