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Jets' Mathieu Perreault: Good to go against Washington
Perreault (leg) is expected to play Wednesday against the Capitals, Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg reports.
Perreault suffered an apparent leg injury during Tuesday's practice, but it evidently isn't serious enough to jeopardize his status for Wednesday's contest. The veteran forward is expected to slot into a top-six role against Washington, skating with Bryan Little and Kyle Connor on the Jets' second line.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Connor Hellebuyck: Patrolling crease Wednesday
Hellebuyck will defend the cage at home versus Washington on Wednesday, Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg reports.
Hellebuyck seems to be shaking off his inconsistent start to the season with three wins in his last four outings, along with a .923 save percentage. The netminder should benefit from getting the Capitals on the second night of their back-to-back, but will still have to contend with a power play that is converting at 31.5 percent -- second only to the Jets (34.0 percent).... See More ... See Less
Jets' Mathieu Perreault: Injured during practice
Perreault suffered an apparent leg injury during Tuesday's practice session, Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg reports.
Perreault has discovered his offense of late, as he notched two goals in his previous four outings. The winger was slotted into a top-six role and figures to be replaced by Patrik Laine if he is unable to play versus Washington on Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Logan Shaw: Assigned to AHL Manitoba
Shaw, after clearing waivers, was assigned to AHL Manitoba on Monday.
Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports that Shaw cleared waivers Monday before being assigned to AHL Manitoba. He recently signed a two-way deal with the Jets but has yet to play a game for them this season. The 26-year-old has two goals and five points in seven games with AHL San Diego in 2018-19.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Mathieu Perreault: Pots goal versus Devils
Perreault scored against New Jersey on Sunday.
To start the year, Perreault was averaging just 10:15 of ice time in the first 12 outings of the season. Since then, the winger is logging 14:27 per game in his previous four tilts and has notched two goals, six shots and two blocks. If the Quebec native can continue logging more minutes in a top-six role, he can provide decent mid-range fantasy value.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Kyle Connor: Notches helper against New Jersey
Connor snagged an assist in Sunday's win versus the Devils.
Despite being bounced from his first-line assignment, Connor has continued to produce, as he has four points in his previous six outings. During his hot streak, the winger is putting plenty of pucks on net, as he has 14 shots in those half dozen contests. On the year, the Michigan native is logging 18:47 of ice time per game -- including 3:05 with the man advantage -- and should continue to see big minutes throughout the year regardless of what role he is filling.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Nikolaj Ehlers: Scores goal, assist Sunday
Ehlers notched a goal and an assist in Sunday's 5-2 victory over New Jersey.
Ehlers is currently riding a three-game goal streak, which is the result of his promotion to playing on the top line with Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele. The winger has only put one shot on goal in his previous two outings, but both have found the back of the net. The Dane will look to make it four in a row versus Washington on Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Brendan Lemieux: Eligible to return Wednesday
Lemieux has served his two-game suspension and could return to the lineup against Washington on Wednesday.
There is certainly no guarantee that Lemieux will slot back into the Jets' fourth line, as Nicolas Petan is unlikely to give up his spot easily. Prior to his ban, the 22-year-old Lemieux was averaging a meager 5:32 of ice time in his nine outings and was still looking for his first point of the 2018-19 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Blake Wheeler: Extends point streak
Wheeler extended his point streak to 10 games, posting two assists with a plus-3 rating in a 5-2 victory against the Devils on Sunday.
He's been absolutely on fire. During his 10-game point streak, Wheeler only has two goals but 19 points and a plus-8 rating. Wheeler leads the league with 20 assists this season, which shouldn't be a surprise at all since he also led that category in 2017-18 with 68 helpers. He's already averaging more than a point per game, but once Wheeler gets his goal scoring going too, he will be a lethal fantasy weapon.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Mark Scheifele: Continues incredible start
Scheifele scored a pair of goals and added an assist in a 5-2 victory against the Devils on Sunday.
The 25-year-old continues to be a point-per-game guy, as he's scored eight goals and 18 points in 16 games this season, but he's added even more to his fantasy game. Scheifele is on pace for a career-best 205 shots on goal, and he's already racked up 20 PIM. It isn't likely he continues that PIM pace, but with the way he scores, 40-50 PIM this season will make him an all-around fantasy monster.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Connor Hellebuyck: Beats Devils
Hellebuyck allowed two goals on 36 shots in a 5-2 victory against the Devils on Sunday.
It's been a rocky first five weeks of the season for Hellebuyck, but he might be finally finding his footing. He's won three of his last four starts and owns a .923 save percentage during that stretch. If he truly is heating up, his inconsistent start could be a distant memory by the end of this month.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Dmitry Kulikov: Placed on injured reserve
Kulikov was placed on injured reserve per the NHL's media site.
On the season, Kulikov has appeared in just six games recording an assist and playing to an even rating. Even when the blueliner is in the lineup, he is averaging a meager 10:59 of ice time. Unless he can secure regular minutes once cleared to return, the Russian is unlikely to offer much in terms of fantasy value.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Logan Shaw: Signs two-way deal
Shaw inked a two-way deal with the Jets on Sunday, Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca reports.
Shaw was most recently on a minor-league deal, but the Jets contract will give a better opportunity to elevate to the NHL. He is expected on waivers for purposes of assignment to AHL Manitoba.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Sami Niku: Ascends to big club
Niku was recalled by the Jets on Sunday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
With Dmitry Kulikov (upper body) facing a long-term absence, Niku could have an extended stay with the big club. Niku has five points in 12 games for AHL Manitoba, and his first chance to play with the Jets will be Sunday versus the Devils,... See More ... See Less
Jets' Connor Hellebuyck: Blue-paint bound Sunday
Hellebuyck will start in goal for Sunday's game versus the Devils, Mike McIntyre of Winnipeg Free Press reports.
It will be Hellebuyck's fifth straight start, and his play has been inconsistent in the previous four, recording two wins and two losses with a .912 save percentage. The Devils will be a testy matchup, as they've scored at least three goals in six of their last eight outings.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Dmitry Kulikov: Facing extended absence
Kulikov (upper body) is expected to miss at least a month, per Jets head coach Paul Maurice, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Maurice is still mulling over who to call up from AHL Manitoba as a replacement for the oft-injured Kulikov, but prospect Sami Niku seems to be a logical candidate for the job since the 22-year-old spent four seasons honing his craft in Finland before joining the AHL's Moose and enjoying a cup of coffee with the Jets last year.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Mark Scheifele: Causes fits for Avalanche
Scheifele potted a goal to complement a pair of assists -- including a man-advantage helper -- in Friday's 5-2 home win over the Avalanche.
Scheifele was directly involved in three of the five points that Blake Wheeler manufactured in this latest contest. Producing in bunches is nothing new for either player, but in Scheifele's case, he's currently boasting a career-high pace in goals created with 0.42 per contest.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Blake Wheeler: Goes off for five points
Wheeler factored into all five Jets goals in their 5-2 home win over the Avalanche on Friday. He scored once and amassed four helpers -- with two apples on the man advantage -- and reached the 400-assist milestone in the process.
Basically, you needed to have Wheeler in order to cash in some of the smaller DFS tournaments or single-game contests. One of the elite passers in the league, the brawny winger has an active nine-game point streak with a whopping 17 points (two goals, 15 assists) over that span.... See More ... See Less