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Pionk, Poganski exit COVID-19 protocol; both will travel on upcoming road trip

Great news, Winnipeg Jets fans! Defenceman Neal Pionk and forward Austin Poganski have both exited the National Hockey League’s COVID-19 protocol, the club announced via social media Thursday.

After landing on the league’s COVID list on Monday – along with forward Pierre-Luc Dubois – both Pionk and Poganski returned to practice Thursday, and each will travel with the team during this upcoming two-game road trip.

Pionk, 26, has logged 22:35 minutes of ice-time per game, posting two goals and 18 points across 39 contests. Additionally, the right-handed blueliner has also registered 96 hits, 82 shots on goal, 48 blocks and 13 takeaways.

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As for Poganski, 25, the 6’2″ forward has earned 9:59 minutes of ice-time per night, producing 18 hits, six shots on goal and a pair of blocks.

Winnipeg will begin the first half of its back-to-back series Friday in Dallas, with puck drop scheduled for 7:30 pm CT.


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