Finnish winger Kristian Vesalainen has not played a single game for the Kets during a short call to the team and returns to Manitoba Moose to play in AHL.
Just 4 days after the call to the Jets, he was sent back. The Winnipeg team management expects Christian to return to Europe this season according to his contract. There is a clause in it that if the 19-year-old Finn does not play in the NHL until November 17, he may continue the season in Europe. In the KHL, his rights are owned by Jokerit.
Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff discussed with Christian his future. He noted that in 19 years a player has to receive a lot of practice in order to develop. At the moment, he would not be able to get it in the Jets.
If Vesalainen returns to Europe, he will not be able to play in the NHL or AHL until the KHL season ends.
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