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Winnipeg Jets Try to Put Early Adversity Behind Them as Season Opener Looms

Winnipeg Jets Try to Put Early Adversity Behind Them as Season Opener Looms

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

 

Mark Scheifele - Dustin Byfuglien
Winnipeg Jets centre Mark Scheifele (55) celebrates his goal against the Arizona Coyotes with defenceman Dustin Byfuglien (33) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Ross D. Franklin)

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets will soon find out if dealing with some early adversity has harmed or helped them.

Training camp started without restricted free-agent goal scorers Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor, while veteran defenceman Dustin Byfuglien was granted a personal leave of absence to reportedly ponder retirement following an injury-marred season.

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Winnipeg Jets Star Patrik Laine Happy to Sign Bridge Deal with Club

Winnipeg Jets Star Patrik Laine Happy to Sign Bridge Deal with Club

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

 

Patrik Laine - Kyle Connor
Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine (29), of Finland, and Kyle Connor (81) talk during the third period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the St. Louis Blues, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in St. Louis. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jeff Roberson)

WINNIPEG — Patrik Laine isn’t short on confidence.

The two-year bridge deal Laine signed with the Winnipeg Jets last Friday gives him the opportunity to increase his value on his next contract.

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Kyle Connor Inks 7-Year Deal with Winnipeg Jets

Kyle Connor Inks 7-Year Deal with Winnipeg Jets

By The Canadian Press

 

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Winnipeg Jets’ Kyle Connor (81) scores his second goal of the game against Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) in Winnipeg on Saturday, March 23, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets have solidified their roster in time for the regular season by re-signing their last key restricted free agent.

The Jets announced on Saturday that they have signed forward Kyle Connor to a seven-year, $50-million deal — one day after inking fellow RFA Patrik Laine to a new contract.

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Winnipeg Jets Sign Patrik Laine to Two-Year Deal

Winnipeg Jets Sign Patrik Laine to Two-Year Deal

By 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. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Kevin Cheveldayoff can scratch one item off his to-do list, but the Winnipeg Jets general manager is well aware the signing of Patrik Laine doesn’t complete his pre-season work.

“As excited as I am, I have to put my work boots back on and keep on grinding,” Cheveldayoff said Friday after coming to terms with the restricted free agent on a two-year, US$13.5-million bridge deal.

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Jurco, Bear with Two Goals Each as Oilers Beat Jets 5-3

Jurco, Bear with Two Goals Each as Oilers Beat Jets 5-3

By Scott Edmonds, The Canadian Press

 

Edmonton Oilers - Winnipeg Jets
Edmonton Oilers centre Connor McDavid (97), right wing Tomas Jurco (92), left wing James Neal (18), defenceman Oscar Klefbom (77) and centre Leon Draisaitl (29) celebrate Jurco’s goal against the Winnipeg Jets during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Thursday, September 26, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — A little desperation went a long way Thursday night as the Edmonton Oilers turned around a game the Winnipeg Jets had dominated for two periods.

Tomas Jurco had a pair of goals, and Edmonton scored three times in the third period to come from behind and beat the Jets 5-3.

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Blake Wheeler, Jets Beat Flames 4-1 in NHL Pre-Season

Blake Wheeler, Jets Beat Flames 4-1 in NHL Pre-Season

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

 

Blake Wheeler
Winnipeg Jets’ Blake Wheeler (26) scores on Calgary Flames goaltender Cam Talbot (39) during third period NHL pre-season action in Winnipeg on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Greenslade)

WINNIPEG — Blake Wheeler was glad the Winnipeg Jets cranked up their effort before running out of time on Sunday.

Wheeler and Joona Luoto had third-period goals 72 seconds apart as the Jets defeated the Calgary Flames 4-1 in exhibition play.

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Jets Suspend Veteran Defenceman Byfuglien in Move to Free Up Cap Space

Jets Suspend Veteran Defenceman Byfuglien in Move to Free Up Cap Space

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

 

Dustin Byfuglien
Winnipeg Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien (33) handles the puck as St. Louis Blues’ Jaden Schwartz defends during the second period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in St. Louis. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jeff Roberson)

WINNIPEG — Veteran defenceman Dustin Byfuglien has been suspended without pay by the Winnipeg Jets in a move that frees up space under the salary cap.

Byfuglien has been on a personal leave of absence since training camp began on Sept. 13, with no timeline for his return.

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