Keane still on the Jets radar

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:56 PM ET

Mike Keane remains on the Winnipeg Jets radar and we should know soon if he will also be joining Claude Noel's staff.

Noel confirmed on Friday that he's spoken to Keane, though he didn't divulge the nature of the conversation.

"I spoke with Mike Keane quite some time ago, so we've had some discussions," said Noel. "He's one of the people we're looking at."

After spending last season out of the game, Keane is interested in getting involved again at the professional level and his 20-plus years of professional experience would be valuable to the Jets organization.

It's not yet known whether the three-time Stanley Cup winner and former Manitoba Moose captain would be brought on board to be a full-time assistant or be a development coach that could work with players in the NHL and throughout the organization.

GAME CHANGE: The Jets announced on Friday that their game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, originally scheduled for Feb. 10, has been moved to Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. CT.

The change allows the broadcast from Consol Energy Center in Pennsylvania to be part of the annual Hockey Day in Canada celebrations on CBC.

SIGN 'EM UP: A pair of Manitoban defencemen agreed to terms with the Minnesota Wild on Friday, as Justin Falk of Snowflake and Jeff Penner of Steinbach both re-upped.

Falk, 22, had three goals and 14 points in 55 games with the Houston Aeros and helped them reach the Calder Cup final last season. He also had three assists in 23 games with the Wild, who drafted him in the fourth round (110th overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Penner, 24, had four assists in 10 games with the Aeros after he was acquired in a deal with the Boston Bruins, who signed him as a free agent in 2008.

Speaking of signings, former Atlanta Thrashers enforcer Eric Boulton signed a two-year deal with the New Jersey Devils on Friday.

The 34-year-old left-winger had six goals, 10 points and 87 penalty minutes in 69 games with the Thrashers last season and has 27 goals, 73 points and 1,150 penalty minutes in 549 NHL games.

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