Jets call up Joel Armia and place Ondrej Pavelec on IR

Garret Hohl
November 23 2015 09:53AM

The Winnipeg Jets website announced that the Jets have called up 6'3 winger Joel Armia while placing Ondrej Pavelec on IR. Armia was part of the package the Buffalo Sabres constructed as return for Evander Kane, Zach Bogosian, and Jason Kasdorf.

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Jets recall Connor Hellebuyck in the wake of apparent Pavelec injury

Thomas Drance
November 22 2015 10:21AM

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The Winnipeg Jets have recalled goaltender Connor Hellebuyck from the Manitoba Moose, the organization announced on Sunday.

It's not a surprising roster maneuver, as usual Jets starter Ondrej Pavelec sustained an apparent injury when he was violently run by Arizona Coyotes forward Shane Doan on Saturday night. Pavelec reportedly left the MTS centre on crutches.

Though Hellebuyck is untested at the NHL level, it will be extremely interesting to see what he can do as part of a goalie tandem with Michael Hutchinson.

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Jets Nation Recap: Scoreburn Leads Jets To 3-2 Win Over Coyotes!

Art Middleton
November 21 2015 09:24PM

The Jets struggled early in the game especially with special teams as they gave up a couple of first period power play goals to fall behind. They didn't panic however and stuck to their physical gameplan and rallied in the last two periods to beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-2.

That's a little more like it!

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Ondrej Pavelec reportedly leaves MTS Centre on crutches after being run by Coyotes' Doan

Thomas Drance
November 21 2015 09:12PM

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Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec may be out for a while.

The Jets' usual starter was violently run by former Jets version 1.0 forward, and current Arizona Coyotes captain, Shane Doan during the second period of Saturday night's 3-2 Jets victory. 

According to CTV's Shawn Churchill, Pavelec left the rink on crutches, which would imply that he may be out for a while. 

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Could the Jets be trying to extend Byfuglien before trading for Travis Hamonic?

Thomas Drance
November 21 2015 08:15PM

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New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic wants to come home.

The 25-year-old first-pairing defender hails from just outside Winnipeg and has requested a trade out of New York, ideally to a franchise in Western Canada, for the purpose of being closer to what is reportedly an ongoing family situation.

Hamonic is a good player and a local kid, but the Jets are flush with right-handed shooting defenseman and Hamonic's contract, which has a lower cap hit than salary, isn't ideal for an internal budget team, which the Jets have been since relocating to Winnipeg from Atlanta. 

If the club decides to pursue Hamonic it will be a complicated deal, and it may be complicated even further by the status of pending unrestricted free agent Dustin Byfuglien. 

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