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Jets Trim Roster by Three, Prepare for Final Cuts

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Jets Trim Roster by Three, Prepare for Final Cuts

The Winnipeg Jets have announced three roster moves following the conclusion of the 2021 preseason. Still hosting 28 players in camp, the team announced that three more players had been released from the Jets main camp with the hopes of suiting up for the American Hockey League’s Manitoba Moose.

Included in that grouping is centreman David Gustafsson, who was sent directly to the Moose. The other two players released from camp are forward Dominic Toninato and defenceman Nelson Nogier. Based on their contract structures, those two will be required to pass through Waivers before being assigned to the American League.

With the additions of veteran centre Riley Nash and former first round draft pick Evgeny Svechnikov, paired with the continued emergence of 2020 first round draft pick Cole Perfetti, spots within the Jets’ forward groupings have certainly been hard to come by.

Much like that of the past two seasons, Gustafsson will now look to lead the offence in the Jets’ farm, alongside Toninato and fellow cuts. Winnipeg is now down to 25 players left on its training camp roster heading into the first week of the season. Of those 25, two are goaltenders, nine are defencemen, and 14 are forwards.

Goaltenders: Connor Hellebuyck, Eric Comrie

Defencemen: Dylan DeMelo, Ville Heinola, Josh Morrissey, Logan Stanley, Neal Pionk, Dylan Samberg, Brenden Dillon, Nathan Beaulieu and Nate Schmidt.

Forwards: Andrew Copp, Riley Nash, Nikolaj Ehlers, Jansen Harkins, Adam Lowry Paul Stastny, Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele, Evgeny Svechnikov, Kyle Connor, Cole Perfetti, CJ Suess, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Kristian Vesalainen.

CJ Suess and Dylan Samberg both remain in camp but are injured. Teams must be down to playing size by Tuesday.

Carter Brooks - Associate Editor of Game On Magazine - is a news writer and sports columnist situated in Winnipeg, MB. On top of reading and writing, his favourite pastimes include camping, car-modification projects and coaching hockey. Carter can be reached at carterbrooks1994@gmail.com.

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