January 13 2017 09:34AM
The Jets take care of a bit of roster housekeeping as they move Patrik Laine to the IR list retroactive to Janurary 7th and call up defenseman Julian Melchiori from the Manitoba Moose. The recall was likely made as a precaution due to the fact Ben Chiarot missed the Jets practice on Thursday due to illness.
Chiarot will miss tonight's game against the Coyotes as he did not make the trip to Arizona. Look for Mark Stuart to possibly draw into the lineup if not Melchiori.
January 13 2017 09:00AM
Connor Hellebuyck, the presumed goalie of the future, is struggling in his first full NHL season. Michael Hutchinson on the other hand, isn't playing like an NHL-calibre backup, thus placing more responsibility on the shoulders of Hellebuyck. The Jets need a boost in net and it's likely they can't get that from anywhere else internally. Looking down to the Manitoba Moose, the Jets have Ondrej Pavlelec and Eric Comre waiting in the wings and neither of the two net-minders would be of much help at this time.
Pavelec, the Jets former starter, was demoted for a longetivity of poor play. Whereas Comrie, 21, needs to be properly developed and seasoned in the AHL for the remainder of this season before the idea of him making an NHL-start is considered.
Should the Jets look for another goaltender to improve the teams goaltending and furthermore, help take the load off Connor Hellebuyck?
January 13 2017 07:00AM
The NHLN Notebook is a semi-regular feature of interesting hockey content from the past few days that doesn't quite deserve its own article.
In today's notebook, we talk about shootouts, Datsyuk's return to the NHL and Bryzgalov being Bryzgalov.
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January 13 2017 05:00AM
The Leafs are actually good, the Jets and Wings are quite bad, Jim Benning reveals his plans, the Flames first half and exposing Troy Brouwer, Taylor Hall goes back to Edmonton, the Adidas jersey takeover, the NHL's point system, backup goalies, Justin Schultz 2.0 and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
January 12 2017 03:05PM