The Winnipeg Jets have made a pair of roster moves ahead of tonight's season-opener in Anaheim.
Forward Evgeny Svechnikov signed a one-year, two-way deal that will pay him the league-minimum $750,000 at the NHL level. The former first-round draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings was in camp with Winnipeg on a pro tryout.
Svechnikovm 24, will suit up tonight on the fourth line, with Riley Nash and Kristian Vesalainen.
To make room on the roster, the Jets sent 2019 first-rounder Ville Heinola down to the Manitoba Moose. There was no room currently on the crowded blue-line for the 20-year-old, who will log big minutes on the farm.
Puck drop tonight is 9 p.m.