The Jets won their first match in a tour of the Global Series in Finland by beating Florida 4-2. The hero of the match was Patrik Laine, who was marked by a hat trick in the arena in Helsinki. The return to their homeland had a very favorable effect on the right-winger of the Jets, who was able to interrupt the goalless five-match series.
Winnipeg Jets defenceman Josh Morrissey escaped a suspension from the National Hockey League. After having a hearing with the NHL’s department of player safety on Thursday, Morrissey was fined the maximum amount but was not suspended.
Earlier on Thursday, it was announced Morrissey would have a hearing for interference/unsportsmanlike conduct in Wednesday’s victory over the Washington Capitals. Morrissey got tangled up with T.J. Oshie with a little over a minute left in the game. After colliding in the corner, Morrissey slammed Oshie on his back. No penalty was given at the time.
Morrissey will forfeit $8,467.74 in salary which is the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement. He’s now a repeat offender after he was suspended in last season’s Stanley Cup playoffs. Morrissey received a one game suspension for cross-checking Minnesota Wild forward Eric Staal.
Many were comparing the hit to the one Florida Panthers defenceman Mike Matheson made on Vancouver Canucks forward Elias Pettersson earlier this season. Matheson has suspended two games for the result of that hit.
The 23-year-old Morrissey has been one of the Jets top defencemen this season and has one goal and seven assists in 17 games.
The next Winnipeg Jets game is scheduled for Saturday, November 17th vs Buffalo Sabres. Get your tickets now, if do not have it already or plane a game night with your friends and family to support our own Winnipeg team!