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GAME DAY: Preseason Game 2 - Jets at Oilers

8:00 pm CT - TV: TSN3; Radio: TSN 1290

by Mitchell Clinton @MitchellClinton / WinnipegJets.com

Video: PREGAME | JetsTV Road Report

WINNIPEG - The first road trip of the preseason goes tonight, as the Winnipeg Jets head into Edmonton to take on the Oilers.

The most veteran forward line will feature Adam Lowry, Andrew Copp, and Brandon Tanev, with last season's shutdown pairing of Jacob Trouba and Josh Morrissey also getting their first preseason action.

They won't exactly get to dip their toe into it either, as the Oilers are expected to dress a more veteran line-up, one that includes captain Connor McDavid.

"He's probably the fastest guy in the world. I guess you may as well hop into it right off the bat with the toughest guy to play against. It'll be a fun test," said Morrissey. "It's fun to work on things and see where you're at. It's always a very difficult challenge, but one that Troubs and I enjoy. It should be fun."

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Busy preseason schedule influencing Maurice's line-up decisions

Three back-to-backs in eight days changes Jets coach's plan from previous seasons

by Mitchell Clinton @MitchellClinton / WinnipegJets.com

WINNIPEG - Preseason is about to pick up for the Winnipeg Jets.

So far, the team has played one game since training camp opened five days ago. 

Over the course of eight days, the Jets will play six times - three sets of back-to-backs - to wrap up the preseason schedule.

It all begins tomorrow night in Edmonton, where Eric Comrie will get the start in goal.

Head coach Paul Maurice has put a lot of thought into how he'll navigate this busy stretch line-up wise.

"What we won't do this year is the last game against New Jersey won't be our full team. We always tried to time that," said Maurice, showing evidence of how the schedule has already changed plans from previous seasons.

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Tanev not holding anything back in training camp

26-year-old hoping to build off career season

by Jamie Thomas @JamieThomasTV / WinnipegJets.com

WINNIPEG - One of the many advantages for Paul Maurice this season is he doesn't have to worry too much about the unknown on his roster. There are not many spots open for the 2018-19 version of the Winnipeg Jets, and for the most part line combinations and defence pairings are set.

Jets winger Brandon Tanev is ready for another season of leading the team in hits and lining up with Andrew Copp and Adam Lowry on the team's checking line.

"It's training camp and you're here to work and improve on things," said Tanev who had a career-high 18 points last season. "We're out here every day working on things, and at the same time, going out there playing fast and physical in the one-on-one battles. At the same time building some chemistry and some confidence and having fun out there."

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Jets re-assign three from training camp

27 forwards, 17 defencemen, and five goaltenders remain in camp

by Winnipeg Jets PR @WpgJetsPR / Press Release

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets announced today the following three players have been released to their junior clubs:

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Roslovic, Perreault, and Vesalainen trio earn another look

Maurice believes Perreault provides 'good mentorship' for young players

by Mitchell Clinton @MitchellClinton / WinnipegJets.com

WINNIPEG - It was only one game, and a preseason game at that, but the trio of Mathieu Perreault, Jack Roslovic, and Kristian Vesalainen earned themselves another look.

"I like that we can have two guys playing with Matty Perreault can learn from him," said head coach Paul Maurice, citing how Mark Scheifele and Kyle Connor continue to learn from Blake Wheeler.

"Matty plays at the right level. Both of those other two guys being so young, we're always saying 'on the puck, play harder at a higher pace, at a higher rate.' So they have a really good veteran guy that does that. He's not the biggest guy in the league, but he plays as hard as the biggest guy."

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Brossoit's 38 saves help Jets to preseason win over Minnesota

Dano, Morrow tally in team's preseason opener

by Mitchell Clinton @MitchellClinton / WinnipegJets.com

WINNIPEG - Talk about making a first impression.

Goaltender Laurent Brossoit made 38 saves, including a highlight reel glove save on a Ryan Murphy blast in the third period, to help the Winnipeg Jets to a 2-1 preseason win over the Minnesota Wild on Monday.

Brossoit, who signed a one-year contract on July 1, trains with Connor Hellebuyck at the Net 360 Camp in Kelowna, and looked every bit as comfortable as his training partner in the Jets net in the preseason opener.

"Anytime you come into preseason, especially with a new organization, it's nice to get a good win and a good feeling having getting a lot of rubber," said Brossoit. "I felt the puck a lot, so it was definitely a nice feeling to come in and make an impression like that."

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No rest for Cheveldayoff after busy summer

Jets GM 'excited' about the roster to start the preseason

by Mitchell Clinton @MitchellClinton / WinnipegJets.com

WINNIPEG - When Josh Morrissey finished his signature on a new two-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets, it was the 19th player contract General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff had completed since June 27.

Toss a couple trades into the mix, and it's safe to say it was a busy summer.

Entry-level contracts for Skyler McKenzie and Kristian Vesalainen, a contract extension for captain Blake Wheeler, and 10 deals with restricted free agents meant Cheveldayoff and Assistant General Manager Larry Simmons were in constant communication.

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Morrissey happy to be back with teammates after signing new contract

23-year-old was surrounded by teammates when he found out the deal was done

by Mitchell Clinton @MitchellClinton / WinnipegJets.com

WINNIPEG - An afternoon of watching football and checking in on his fantasy team turned into a celebration for Josh Morrissey.

While he'll have to wait another day to find out if he was victorious in the team's fantasy football league this week, he was thrilled to learn he had a new two-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets, and the 23-year-old defenceman would be joining his teammates at training camp.

"I was watching it with (Blake Wheeler), (Mark Scheifele), and (Andrew Copp). They knew right away and gave me the big hugs and stuff like that. That's what makes it special," said Morrissey.

"That's what is great about team sport and that's why I love playing here, we have such a close group of guys and great friends and teammates to play with and compete with all the time. It was pretty cool to be with those guys when I got the news, and obviously talking to your family and those people close to you, it was a pretty cool day as well."

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GAME DAY: Preseason Game 1 - Jets vs Wild

7:00 pm CT - TV: TSN 3; Radio: TSN 1290

by Jamie Thomas @JamieThomasTV / WinnipegJets.com

Video: TSN Pre-Game Report

WINNIPEG -  One hundred and twenty days have passed since the Winnipeg Jets played in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final. Now they step on the ice at Bell MTS Place for the first pre-season game of 2018 tonight against the Minnesota Wild.

Head Coach Paul Maurice won't be keeping an eye on the team as a whole, instead he'll be watching individuals.

"I'm not going to spend a whole lot of time looking at Bryan Little," said Maurice after game day skate Monday morning. "We've had two and a half days of training camp, but we've covered very briefly four major defensive systems, PK included in that. I'm looking to see how many of the new guys picked up what we taught."

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Jets sign Josh Morrissey to two-year contract

New deal carries an AAV of $3.15 million

by Winnipeg Jets PR @WpgJetsPR / WinnipegJets.com

The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have agreed to terms with defenceman Josh Morrissey on a two-year contract worth $6.3 million, with an average annual value of $3.15 million.

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