Thursday Morning Altitude Check: Winnipeg Jets vs. Philadelphia Flyers gameday links

Tom Szczerbowski

Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Winnipeg Jets-related news and notes.

Hey all! Here is our feature running Monday through Friday that will bring you up to date on what's going on in the media pertaining to the Winnipeg Jets and elsewhere in the NHL.

Here is what's in the news for Tuesday, February 12, 2013:

Jets vs. Flyers notes:

Previewing tonight's game against the Philadelphia Flyers. [NHL.com]

For comprehensive news and notes on the Flyers, check out our pals at Broad Street Hockey. [Broad Street Hockey]

Hey, Dustin Byfuglien is back! "I just had a little maintenance to do on the lower body, just taking care of it. We didn't want it to drag on and make it happen for the long haul, so we took care of it right away." [WFP]

Ken Wiebe believes the Jets should ride their hot hand, which happens to be Al Montoya. [Winnipeg Sun]

Ed Tait believes that Saturday's win against the Ottawa Senators is a huge step forward for the Jets this season. [WFP]

Fun fact: Blake Wheeler has the NHL's worst +/- right now. More fun fact: +/- is an irrelevant stat. [Winnipeg Sun]

Around the NHL:

In which New York Islanders fans aren't very happy with Rick DiPietro. [SB Nation]

Tons of great coverage relating to the NHL's acceptance of concussions. [SB Nation]

Cam Charron opines that the Toronto Maple Leafs are the early season winners of the Luke Schenn for James van Riemsdyk trade. [Puck Daddy]

Meet the NHL's All-Scratch Team. [CBC]

Patrick Kane, Jamie Benn and Martin Brodeur have been named the NHL Three Stars of the Week. [Globe and Mail]

Finally, the NHL has decided not to suspend Mikhail Grabovski for his alleged bite of Max Pacioretty. [The Star]

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