News briefs for Saturday, October 8, 2022

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A collection of breaking news briefs filed on Saturday, October 8, 2022

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A collection of breaking news briefs filed on Saturday, October 8, 2022

1:17 PM

Jets lose Kovacevic on waivers

The Winnipeg Jets have lost defenceman Johnathan Kovacevic to the Montreal Canadiens.

The 25-year-old was claimed on waivers Saturday.

Kovacevic made his NHL debut last season, appearing in four games with the Jets. He was drafted in the third round in 2017.

 

6:19 PM

Bombers can clinch West with win over Elks

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers can clinch the West Division with a win over the Edmonton Elks Saturday at IG Field.

The B.C. Lions, who sit second in the West, lost to the Toronto Argonauts 23-20 Saturday afternoon, dropping their record to 10-5. A victory for the Bombers would improve their record to 14-2, making it impossible to be caught atop the division.

An Edmonton loss to the Bombers would eliminate the Elks from the playoffs.

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