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Winnipeg Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey out until at least April

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey out until at least April

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Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Winnipeg defenseman Josh Morrissey will be out until at least April after sustaining an upper-body injury, Jets head coach Paul Maurice said. Morrissey suffered the injury on a hit from Arizona Coyotes forward Vinnie Hinostroza during the third period of the Jets' 4-1 loss on Sunday. "Josh will be out through the month of March and his window will open sometime in early April," Maurice told reporters Tuesday. Morrissey, who missed three games because of different lower-body injuries this season, has 31 points (six goals, 25 assists) in 59 games this year. The Jets acquired defenseman Nathan Beaulieu from the Buffalo Sabres on Monday in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. Beaulieu is expected to replace Morrissey on the top defensive pair with Jacob Trou...
Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets cruise past Nashville Predators

Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets cruise past Nashville Predators

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Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The Winnipeg Jets scored first and didn't look back, defeating the Nashville Predators 5-1 on Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The Jets (31-14-2) extended their winning streak to four games and increased their Central Division lead over Nashville (28-17-4) to four points following the victory. Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck steadied Winnipeg with 37 saves on 38 shots (.974 save percentage). The Predators edged the Jets in shots on goal (38 to 34) but struggled to figure out Hellebuyck. Predators goalie Pekka Rinne stopped 29 shots for a .853 save percentage. Brendan Lemieux gave the Jets a 1-0 lead midway through the first period on a wraparound. Winnipeg forward Mason Appleton added his second goal of the season 3:36 into the second period for a 2-0 a...
Winnipeg Jets outlast Anaheim Ducks in OT thriller

Winnipeg Jets outlast Anaheim Ducks in OT thriller

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Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The Winnipeg Jets overcame an early two-goal deficit and rallied for a 4-3 overtime victory against the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night at Bell MTS Place. Winnipeg (29-14-2) faced a 2-0 hole in the first period but picked up its fourth win in the last five games to reclaim the top position in the Central Division. The Ducks (19-18-9) lost their 11th consecutive game after Sunday's overtime loss, dropping to 0-7-4 since a 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Dec. 17. Anaheim used goals from Brian Gibbons and Rickard Rakell to grab a 2-0 advantage 16:14 into the first period. Jets winger Blake Wheeler scored on the power play before the end of the first period to cut the Ducks' lead to 2-1. Patrik Laine, who played in his 200th career NHL game, tied the contest at 2-2 with...