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The Jets have assigned Kristian Vesalainen to Manitoba (AHL).

Vesalainen recorded just one assist while averaging 6:50 TOI/GM in five games with the Jets before being a healthy scratch in the last two games. The former No.24 overall pick will look to hone his skills at the AHL level, leaving Brendan Lemieux to skate on Winnipeg’g fourth line.

Source: Rick Ralph 10/19/18, 10:26 am EST

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Hellebuyck will start Thursday vs. the Canucks.

Hellebuyck surrendered five goals on 35 shots as the Jets blew a 4-1 lead to lose 5-4 to Edmonton on Tuesday. Hellebuyck was a favourite to win the Vezina in the preseason, but he’s off to a rough start to the season—posting a 2.99 GAA and .906 SV% in his first five starts.

Source: Ken Wiebe 10/18/18, 11:48 am EST

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Lemieux is expected to make his season debut on Tuesday.

Lemieux had one goal in nine games with the Jets last season. The 22-year-old winger is expected to replace Kristian Vesalainen in the lineup and showcased his offensive upside with 19 goals and 24 assists (43 points) in 51 games with the Manitoba Moose (AHL) last year.

Source: Ken Wiebe 10/16/18, 12:26 pm EST

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Hellebuyck will start Thursday vs. the Oilers.

Hellebuyck allowed three goals on 30 shots in the Jets loss in Nashville last Thursday. Hellebuyck was given his first night off on Sunday, so he will be back between the pipes tonight vs. the Oilers. Hellebuyck has had a mixed bag of results early in the season, but you can trust him vs. a struggling Oilers team—he was 3-0-0 with a 1.67 GAA, .949 SV% and one shutout against Edmonton last year.

Source: Ken Wiebe 10/16/18, 9:56 am EST

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Hellebuyck will start Thursday in Nashville.

Hellebuyck allowed one goal on just 17 shots in the Jets win over the Kings on Tuesday. Hellebuyck mixed a bad start in on Saturday, but is 2-1-0 with a 2.34 GAA and .926 SV% to start the season. Hellebuyck was 2-2-0 with a 3.91 GAA and .882 SV% against the Predators last season, so be wary tonight.

Source: Ken Wiebe 10/11/18, 1:50 pm EST

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Hellebuyck will start Tuesday vs. the Kings.

Hellebuyck allowed five goals on 35 shots in the Jets 5-1 loss in Dallas on Saturday. It was a completely different result from his first start of the season, when he stopped 41 of 42 shots in a win in St. Louis. Tonight he will make his first start on home-ice, where he was 30-5-2 with a 2.31 GAA, .921 SV% and four shutouts last year.

Source: Ken Wiebe 10/9/18, 2:04 pm EST

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Hellebuyck will start Saturday in Dallas.

Hellebuyck was brilliant in his season debut, stopping 41 of 42 shots in the Jets 5-1 blowout win in St. Louis. Hellebuyck is viewed as a favourite to win the Vezina Trophy this season and that is a great first step. Tonight he faces a Stars team that he was 3-0-0 with a 1.67 GAA and .943 SV% against last season.

Source: Ken Wiebe 10/6/18, 4:03 pm EST

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Hellebuyck will start Thursday in St. Louis.

Hellebuyck has quickly become one of the best goalies in the NHL, leading the league in games played (67) and wins (44) last year while posting a rock-solid 2.36 GAA, .924 SV% and six shutouts. Hellebuyck could very well lead the NHL in wins again this season with a high-powered Jets offence playing in front of him.

Source: Mike McIntyre 10/4/18, 3:12 pm EST

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The Jets have re-signed Blake Wheeler to a five-year extension worth $41.25M ($8.25M AAV).

Wheeler has become a bonafide fantasy star over the last three seasons, missing just one game and posting 75 goals and 168 assists (243 points) in 245 games. Wheeler is coming off of a career-best 91-point (23G / 68A) season and projects to be a 25-plus goal and 50-plus assist winger again in 2018-19.

Source: @NHLJets 09/4/18, 9:37 am EST

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