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Griffith making an impact in preseason

Maurice: "He's good, he's made a real positive impression."

by Jamie Thomas @JamieThomasTV /

WINNIPEG - Dustin Byfuglien may have scored the overtime winner in Friday's 4-3 come from behind victory over the Calgary Flames on Friday night, but the game doesn't get to that point without some great work by Seth Griffith. 

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Jets rally to beat Flames in overtime

Byfuglien scores twice, Hellebuyck makes 32 saves

by Mitchell Clinton @MitchellClinton /

WINNIPEG - Blake Wheeler may have felt the rust early, but by the end of Friday's preseason game against the Calgary Flames, the Jets captain looked to be back in midseason form.

Wheeler scored once, then in overtime, last season's NHL assist leader threaded a beauty cross-ice pass to Dustin Byfuglien, who tapped home the winner.

After his two-point night, and a 4-3 Jets win, Wheeler reflected on his preseason debut.

"It was okay. It was the first game a lot of us had played in a long time. You could definitely see it," said Wheeler. "Some things to work on, some things to get better on. Ultimately, regardless of the situation, you gut one out, you'll take it."

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GAME DAY: Preseason Game 3 - Jets vs Flames

7:00 pm CT - TV:, TSN GO; Radio: TSN 1290

by Mitchell Clinton @MitchellClinton /

WINNIPEG - Eleven members of the Winnipeg Jets will make their preseason debut tonight as the Jets host the Calgary Flames at Bell MTS Place.

Mark Scheifele is one of those players, and he's eager to see game action after a long summer of training.

"It feels like forever," said Scheifele. "You just want to get your feet wet early, and not try to do anything too much. You can't emulate a game until you're actually in one. The biggest thing for us is not try to focus on doing too much, just focus on what we do best, and letting the rest take over."

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Jets face veteran heavy Oilers in 7-3 loss

Maurice: "It was a good road exhibition game for our assessment purposes."

by Tyler Esquivel @TylerAEsquivel /

WINNIPEG - Despite some quick responses from a young Winnipeg Jets roster, Edmonton's veteran laden lineup was too much to handle as Ty Rattie and Connor McDavid led the way with five and four points respectively giving the Oilers a 7-3 victory.

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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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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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