Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 09/28/2013 3:49 PM | Comments: 0
BANFF, Alta. — They’re going to keep their group at 26 players for a day or two longer, Winnipeg Jets coach Claude Noel said Saturday afternoon.
The NHL team, having completed its eight-game pre-season schedule at 1-4-3, has decided to make this mountain resort town its home until late Monday, when it will move north to Edmonton in time for Tuesday’s season opener.
The league requires each team to set a roster of a maximum of 23 players and be compliant under the $64.3-million salary cap by Monday afternoon.
"It (the reduction) won’t be today or probably tomorrow either," Noel said. "We’ll keep the group. I’ve got to meet with Chevy (GM Kevin Cheveldayoff) and talk about some different things and we have some different things we have to deal with."
The Jets have a variety of activities planned while they are here, including practices on Sunday and Monday. Today, the players were seen outdoors for some team-building time and this afternoon, they were off to try to some golf at the internationally acclaimed Stanley Thompson-designed Banff Springs Hotel Golf Course, despite it being a grey, chilly day of about nine degrees.
Noel also said today that defenceman Dustin Byfuglien, who crashed into the boards legs-first late in Friday’s 5-0 loss to Boston in Saskatoon, was fine.
Byfuglien was seen walking under his own power after that game.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
Rangers, Zuccarello agree on 1-year deal
Maple Leafs sign veteran forward Booth
Canucks sign Archibald, DeFazio
Ducks sign D Sami Vatanen to 2-year deal
Stars reach 4-year deal with Antoine Roussel
Shanahan puts stamp on Leafs by hiring Dubas
Ilitches release details on Wings arena complex
Habs sign first-round pick Scherbak
Kirilenko ends engagement to NHL star Ovechkin
Leafs sign Franson to one-year deal
Hawks have to make a move
Blunt Babcock hits back
Blackhawks D Oduya says he broke foot in playoffs
Rangers agree to terms with forward Lee Stempniak
N.Y. Rangers sign forward Lee Stempniak
Penguins sign D Simon Despres to 2-year deal
Penguins name Recchi player development coach
Kulikov signs 3-year deal to stay with Panthers
Coyotes sign Perlini to entry-level contract
Wild agree to terms with goalie Curry
Sabres re-sign C Ennis to 5-year $23 million deal
Rangers agree to terms with F Lombardi
Blackhawks celebrate extensions for Toews, Kane
Sharks re-sign defencemen Demers, Doherty
Oilers hire Thompson as assistant coach
Canucks sign Vey to one-year contract
Leafs only NHL team on Forbes value list
Maple Leafs sign Holland to two-year deal
Jets agree to terms with Carl Klingberg
Sabres re-sign D Ruhwedel to 2-year contract
Islanders agree with Cizikas, de Haan
Red Wings hire Granato as assistant