Leaked schedule shows Jets on the road early, often

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien takes to the ice during hockey practice at the MTS Centre...

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien takes to the ice during hockey practice at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Man., on Thurs., Jan. 10, 2012. (Jason Halstead/QMI Agency)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

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It looks like the Winnipeg Jets won’t need long to find out if they can be road warriors this season.

Although the official 2013 NHL schedule won’t be released until Saturday, after the NHLPA ratifies the new collective bargaining agreement, a draft copy of the Jets games was leaked on the Twitter account of Winnipegger Carter Chen (@CarChen) on Friday morning.

Three games were missing — likely falling between Apr. 1 and 9 — and plenty of starting times were not included, but it sounds like most of the dates were indeed accurate.

After opening at home on Jan. 19 against the Ottawa Senators, the schedule has the Jets hitting the road for games against the Boston Bruins on Jan. 21 and the Washington Capitals on Jan. 22.

Home games against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Jan. 25 and New York Islanders on Jan. 27 will give the Jets six road games in their first nine contests.

According to the draft copy, the Jets close out the regular season at home against the


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