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Jets’ Head Coach Paul Maurice ‘Surprised’ By Nikolaj Ehlers Development

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Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice doesn’t have a reputation for handing out compliments or even being very talky, but Maurice had plenty to say about winger Nikolaj Ehlers.

Ehlers development of his defensive game has struck a chord with the coach, who heaped praise on the 3rd-year pro.

“The ability to put him on the ice and not be somebody that the centerman has to take care of out there changes what we can do,” Maurice said, according to Paul Friesen of The Winnipeg Sun.

“So he has surprised me. Of all the forwards, Nik Ehlers’ growth right now is the one I’m most pleased with.

“That line is an option now, and if you’d asked me in July I’d be a bit nervous about it.”

Ehlers notched 64 points in his second NHL season and could be in line for a bigger year with Winnipeg.

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Canucks Place Brandon Sutter On Injured Reserve

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The Vancouver Canucks have placed Brandon Sutter on the injured reserve in a move retroactive to Tuesday, according to TSN’s Jeff Paterson.

Sutter will be out for at least four games as he must spend a minimum of ten days out of the lineup while being on injured reserve.

According to The Province’s Patrick Johnson, Sutter was in good spirits and said his unknown ailment was “only minor”.

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Edmonton Oilers

Oilers Recall Caleb Jones

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Edmonton Oilers have recalled exciting prospect Caleb Jones, one of a pair of moves the team made, who will now make his return to the lineup.

In a corresponding move, the Oilers placed Brandon Manning on the injured reserve list with a hand injury.

Jones, 22, has excelled with AHL’s Bakersfield Condors, and comes with a ton of promise to the NHL level.

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Kings Remove Ilya Kovalchuk From Lineup

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The Los Angeles Kings have removed Ilya Kovalchuk from their lineup, which will take him out of the action for the time being, according to Sportsnets’ Elliotte Friedman.

Kovalchuk, 36, signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract with the Kings last year following a long stint in the KHL.

Kovalchuk hasn’t been having a good stint in Los Angeles thus far.

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