Jets re-assign Jaffray

Winnipeg Jets left winger Jason Jaffray fires a shot on net prior to playing the New Jersey Devils...

Winnipeg Jets left winger Jason Jaffray fires a shot on net prior to playing the New Jersey Devils in NHL hockey in Winnipeg Dec. 03, 2011. (BRIAN DONOGH/QMI Agency)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:33 PM ET

The Winnipeg Jets have sent forward Jason Jaffray back to the St. John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League.

The 30-year-old from Olds, Alta. had one assist and seven penalty minutes in 13 games with the Jets.

The move also clears the way for the Jets to activate winger Antti Miettinen, who will make his Jets debut on Tuesday against the New York Islanders (7:35 p.m., TSN Jets, TSN 1290).

“I could have played last game, but the coach thought it would be better this way,” said Miettinen. “So here we are and I’m excited to play now.”

Jets centre Bryan Little skipped Monday’s workout with a foot injury and head coach Claude Noel said he was “day-to-day” and “we’ll see how he feels” for Tuesday’s game.

Defenceman Randy Jones remains on the sidelines with an upper-body injury.

It’s a busy week for the Jets, who play home games against the Islanders on Tuesday, the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday and the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday.

“We just need to stay focused,” said Jets forward Chris Thorburn. “Coach made it clear what we want today as far as bringing our A-game every game. We’re not looking past this first one against the Islanders.”

The Islanders are 14th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 10-14-6 and are coming off a 2-1 shootout win over the Minnesota Wild.


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