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Thu, Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm ET
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  • WPG -200, O/U 5.5

Western Central Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
3-0-0 6
2-0-0 4
2-2-0 4
1-2-0 2
1-2-0 2
0-2-1 1
0-2-1 1
0-3-1 1

2021 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 0 0 1 08:10 0

Top Kristian Vesalainen News

  • Jets' Kristian Vesalainen: Up to active roster

    Vesalainen was promoted to the active roster Saturday, per CapFriendly.

    Vesalainen will provide the Jets with some additional forward depth during the playoffs. He's picked up one assist in 12 contests this year.

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  • Jets' Kristian Vesalainen: Drops to taxi squad

    Vesalainen was placed on the taxi squad Thursday, per CapFriendly.

    Vesalainen has often been injury insurance for the Jets. He has one assist in 12 games at the NHL level this season.

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  • Jets' Kristian Vesalainen: Joins active roster

    Vesalainen was promoted to the active roster under emergency conditions Saturday, per CapFriendly.

    Vesalainen ultimately served as a healthy scratch for Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Maple Leafs in what's become a familiar routine for the Finn, who has just one assist through eight contests this season. It'll likely take an injury to a forward for Vesalainen to get into the lineup.

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  • Jets' Kristian Vesalainen: Tabbed for emergency recall

    Vesalainen was promoted to the active roster on an emergency basis Saturday, per CapFriendly.

    Vesalainen ultimately served as a healthy scratch in Saturday's 3-0 loss to the Oilers. His bouncing between levels will likely end when Blake Wheeler (concussion) is ready to return.

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  • Jets' Kristian Vesalainen: Sent to taxi squad

    Vesalainen was reassigned to the taxi squad Friday, CapFriendly reports.

    Vesalainen hasn't appeared in an NHL game since Feb. 16. The 21-year-old has one assist in eight games and will likely continue to be a healthy scratch.

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  • Jets' Kristian Vesalainen: Back on active roster

    Vesalainen has been added to Winnipeg's active roster ahead of Thursday's matchup with the Maple Leafs.

    At this point it isn't clear if Vesalainen will be in the lineup for Thursday's game against Toronto. He's picked up one helper through eight top-level appearances this year.

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  • Jets' Kristian Vesalainen: Emergency recall Wednesday

    Vesalainen was promoted to the active roster under emergency conditions Wednesday, per CapFriendly.

    Vesalainen was ultimately a healthy scratch for Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Senators. He has acted as the 13th forward for the Jets in recent games, but that's not a role that will lead to much playing time, barring injuries.

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  • Jets' Kristian Vesalainen: Dropped to taxi squad

    Vesalainen was demoted to the taxi squad Friday, CapFriendly reports.

    Vesalainen has been a healthy scratch since mid-February. The 21-year-old has just one assist in eight games this season.

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  • Jets' Kristian Vesalainen: Elevated to active roster

    Vesalainen was recalled to the active roster Thursday.

    Even with Vesalainen's promotion, fantasy players shouldn't be expecting him to get into the lineup versus Montreal on Thursday. Without a clear path onto the ice, Vesalainen remains a low-end fantasy option.

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  • Jets' Kristian Vesalainen: Added to taxi squad

    Vesalainen was promoted to the taxi squad Wednesday.

    With Blake Wheeler (concussion) out indefinitely, the Jets needed to bolster the taxi squad. It's unlikely that Veslainen will get elevated to the active roster anytime soon, but he should at least challenge Jansen Harkins or Dominic Toninato for a spot in the lineup.

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  • Jets' Kristian Vesalainen: Drops to minors

    Vesalainen was assigned to AHL Manitoba on Thursday.

    Vesalainen has suited up in eight NHL games this year, averaging 7:35 of ice time per contest. The 21-year-old will still face solid competition in the minors, and he should take on more responsibility, too. Last season, the Finnish winger posted 30 points over 60 AHL games.

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  • Jets' Kristian Vesalainen: Moves to taxi squad

    Vesalainen was designated for the taxi squad Sunday, per CapFriendly.

    This move opens a roster spot for Pierre-Luc Dubois (groin) to be activated from injured reserve. Vesalainen has recorded an assist, three hosts on net and five hits across eight NHL games this year.

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  • Jets' Kristian Vesalainen: Shifts to active roster

    Vesalainen was promoted from the taxi squad Saturday.

    Pierre-Luc Dubois (lower body) has been ruled out for Saturday's game versus the Senators, so Vesalainen will draw into the lineup. He doesn't have a set line because the Jets are rolling out just 11 forwards.

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  • Jets' Kristian Vesalainen: Assigned to taxi squad

    Vesalainen was dropped to the taxi squad Friday.

    Whether Vesalainen is promoted back to the active roster ahead of Saturday's matchup with Ottawa will likely depend on the availability of Pierre-Luc Dubois (undisclosed). Even if Vesalainen does play against the Sens, he'll probably slot into a bottom-six role and likely won't see much ice time.

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  • Jets' Kristian Vesalainen: Ascends to active roster

    Vesalainen was promoted from the taxi squad Tuesday.

    Vesalainen suited up for the last three games, logging less than eight minutes per contest. However, the 21-year-old has been skating on the second line in practice, alongside Paul Stastny and Blake Wheeler. In turn, the 2017 first-round pick (24th overall) could enjoy an increased opportunity Tuesday against the Flames.

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  • Jets' Kristian Vesalainen: Sent back to taxi squad

    Vesalainen was reassigned to the taxi squad Friday.

    With the Jets off until Tuesday's matchup with Calgary, it shouldn't come as a surprise to see Vesalainen dropped from the active roster in order to give the Jets some cap savings. He'll almost certainly be back on the active roster prior to puck drop Tuesday.

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  • Jets' Kristian Vesalainen: Brought up from taxi squad

    Vesalainen was recalled from the taxi squad Saturday.

    This move makes Vesalainen available for Saturday's game against the Canucks. The 21-year-old has made just one appearance this season, logging 9:22 of ice time and blocking one shot.

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  • Jets' Kristian Vesalainen: Assigned to taxi squad again

    Vesalainen was dropped down to the tax squad Wednesday.

    Vesalainen has played in just one game for the Jets this season, garnering one block in 9:22 of ice time. Even if the winger is added to the 23-man roster prior to Saturday's matchup with Vancouver, he will likely continue to serve as a healthy scratch unless he can unseat Jansen Harkins or Trevor Lewis for a spot in the lineup.

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  • Jets' Kristian Vesalainen: Set to play Saturday

    Vesalainen will be in the lineup against the Senators on Saturday, Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun reports, which means he will be promoted from the taxi squad prior to puck drop.

    Vesalainen will get his first appearance of the season thanks to injuries to Patrik Laine (upper body) and Nate Thompson (lower body). The 21-year-old Vesalainen should be expected to fill a fourth-line role in Saturday's clash but could make a push for more responsibilities throughout the season.

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  • Jets' Kristian Vesalainen: Yo-yoing continues

    Vesalainen was called up to the Jets' active roster from the taxi squad Thursday.

    Vesalainen will likely be continuously moved between levels throughout the year in order to save the Jets some cap space. The 21-year-old winger likely will be a healthy scratch against Ottawa on Thursday in the absence of Patrik Laine (upper body).

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 207 lbs
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Age: 22
Experience: 2
Shoots: Left