The Jets did exactly that today as they assigned 11 players to the Moose and trimmed their training camp roster to 28 players.
The Winnipeg Jets have reassigned eight players outright to the Manitoba Moose while three players have to pass through waivers
The six skaters and two goaltenders who do not have to go through waivers and will be joining the moose are Arvid Holm, Mikhail Berdin, Declan Chisholm, Jeff Malott, Johnathan Kovacevic, Kristian Reichel, Leon Gawanke, and Simon Lundmark.
The three skaters that are reassigned to Manitoba pending waivers are Austin Poganski, Luke Johnson, and Mikey Eyssimont. All three of these forwards joined the Jets as free agents this offseason.
It is interesting to note that eight of the eleven players that were reassigned to the Jets AHL affiliate played in the Jets 3-2 preseason loss yesterday in Vancouver Canucks. You can read our site’s recap of the game by clicking the link here or the “NEXT” link at the bottom of this article.
Currently, the Moose have 28 players on their training camp roster and you can view their roster by clicking here. The Moose will kick off their season on October 16 when they visit Toronto for a two-game series.
With today’s moves, the Jets now have 26 skaters and two goaltenders on their current camp roster. The Jets will be back in action for their fifth game of the preseason on Wednesday night when they host the Calgary Flames at the Canada Life Centre.
Winnipeg Jets Fans: When looking at the list of the players the Winnipeg Jets assigned to the Manitoba Moose, are there any players that you are surprised that will not be starting the year with the Jets? Leave your comments below!