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Jets agree to terms with forward Halischuk

Wednesday, 07.30.2014 / 10:51 PM NHL.com

The Winnipeg Jets agreed to terms with forward Matt Halischuk on a one-year, two-way contract worth $725,000, the team announced Wednesday.

Halischuk, 26, played 46 games with the Jets last season and had five goals, five assists and six penalty minutes. He was out from Dec. 14 until March 4 after sustaining a broken arm.

"... It was nice to get back and get healthy and get some games in before the end of the season to start the summer off on a good note," Halischuk told the Winnipeg Sun. "It's been great to be healthy this summer and I'm looking forward to coming into camp and having a good camp."

The Toronto native has played 203 games for the New Jersey Devils, Nashville Predators and Winnipeg. He has 64 points (30 goals, 34 assists) and 47 penalty minutes.

"It's been nice to be healthy,' Halischuk said. "I've been banged up the last couple years in the summer and doing more rehab than training, which is kind of the opposite of what you want to be doing in the summer.

"It's been good to be healthy and start training right away and not have to worry about getting rehabbed up before you start."

Halischuk has played 118 games in the American Hockey League with the Lowell Devils and Milwaukee Admirals. He has 77 points (38 goals, 39 assists) and 24 penalty minutes.

He was selected by New Jersey in the fourth round (No. 117) of the 2007 NHL Draft.

"I'm going to have to earn all the ice that I get," Halischuk said. "That's always been the goal for me, to come in and try to work and play a solid two-way game and try to earn everything I can get."

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