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Jets GM proactive ahead of Trade Deadline

Cheveldayoff making 'a lot of outgoing calls' looking to find right fit for Winnipeg

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The 2018 NHL Trade Deadline (3 p.m. ET; Feb. 26) is less than one week away. With that in mind, NHL.com is sitting down with some of the biggest names in the game. Today, Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff, who won the Stanley Cup in 2010 as assistant general manager of the Chicago Blackhawks and has watched the Jets make a big move forward this season, talks about his approach ahead of the deadline.

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Jets unfazed by possible moving, shaking

Confident Winnipeg players view Trade Deadline as no big deal

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WINNIPEG - There won't be much angst over potential additions and subtractions in the Winnipeg Jets locker room ahead of the 2018 NHL Trade Deadline.

Just ask veteran center Bryan Little, who shrugged off concern about possible roster changes.

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Landeskog says Avalanche good enough to make playoffs

Captain likes chances with current roster, doesn't expect major moves before Trade Deadline

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WINNIPEG -- Captain Gabriel Landeskog believes the Colorado Avalanche are good enough to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs without any additions prior to the NHL Trade Deadline.

The Avalanche (31-22-4, 66 points) are two points behind the Minnesota Wild for the second wild card into the playoffs from the Western Conference after a 6-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Friday, and six points behind the St. Louis Blues for third place in the Central Division.

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Jets keeping closer eye on prospects with AHL affiliate in-house

Say improved logistics make for better player development in new NHL model

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WINNIPEG -- Here is one way to almost guarantee a hockey season full of travel nightmares: having players fly dozens of times between Winnipeg, in the center of Canada, and St. John's, the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador at the easternmost point of the country, with no direct flights.

Between 2011-12 and 2014-15, the Winnipeg Jets and their American Hockey League affiliate at the time, the St. John's IceCaps, carried on their business this way, at times defying the travel gods in winter weather, separated by 2 1/2 time zones and, as the crow flies, 2,004 miles.

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Parayko growing into increased role with Blues

Defenseman improving in third season with help from veteran teammates

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The student has graduated to a bigger role.

Defenseman Colton Parayko, in his third NHL season, has seen his minutes increase to 22:39 per game this season, second most on the St. Louis Blues behind captain Alex Pietrangelo (25:24).

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Scheifele admittedly rusty in Jets return

Center held without a point after missing 16 games with upper-body injury

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WINNIPEG -- Winnipeg Jets center Mark Scheifele cleared a hurdle by returning to the lineup against the St. Louis Blues on Friday, having missed six weeks and two days after sustaining an upper-body injury against the Edmonton Oilers on Dec. 27.

But important hurdles remain for Scheifele, like resuming his high level of play before the injury.

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McDavid, Oilers raising level of play

Forward's four-goal game against Lightning adds to Edmonton's 5-1-1 run in past seven games

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

EDMONTON -- If it seemed like Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid's game had declined during what's been a disappointing season so far for the Oilers, it only was an illusion.

McDavid scored an NHL career-best four goals and had an assist, and his dazzling speed was a big factor in helping the Oilers win 6-2 against the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning at Rogers Place on Monday.

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Golden Knights enjoy ride to historic win but keep eye on prize

Get 34th victory, most by NHL first-season team, in dramatic fashion

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WINNIPEG -- The NHL record for most wins by a first-season team belongs to the Vegas Golden Knights after their 3-2 overtime victory against the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place on Thursday.

But the Golden Knights have their sights set far past their 34th win.

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Hedman's quick recovery impresses Lightning

Defenseman beats low end of 3-6-week prognosis, returns to Tampa Bay lineup

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WINNIPEG - For Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman, it turned out time was on his side.

After Hedman collided with Calgary Flames forward Garnet Hathaway and sustained a lower-body injury on Jan. 11, it was determined Hedman would miss 3-6 weeks. 

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Trouba injury latest adversity for Jets

First-place Winnipeg already without Scheifele, Kulikov, Mason

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

WINNIPEG -- Defenseman Jacob Trouba, out 6-8 weeks because of a lower-body injury, is the latest serious subtraction to the Winnipeg Jets lineup.

Trouba reportedly has a high-ankle sprain, which happened late in overtime of a 4-3 loss at the Anaheim Ducks last Thursday.

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