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Michael Spacek called up by Jets

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This is the second time in his career Spacek has been called up.

Michael Spacek can walk down the hallway to the Winnipeg Jets dressing room, as he was called up this morning.
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The Winnipeg Jets announced this morning that they have called up Michael Spacek from the Manitoba Moose.

Spacek has seven points in 14 games with the Moose so far this year. The 22-year-old had 10 goals and 31 assists in 74 games with the team last year, his second full season as a pro.

With the Jets heading on a four-game road trip, and sitting with 12 healthy forwards, a call-up was likely. While Spacek is not the most prolific scorer Manitoba has this year (he’s tied for sixth on the team in points), it could be that the Jets and Moose do not want to mess with the success that the Moose top-line of Jansen Harkins, Seth Griffith and Andrei Chibisov have found in recent games, especially with an only marginal chance that Spacek sees game-time.

This is the second time in his career that Spacek has been called up, as he was one of a number of players called up by the Jets during their playoff push in 2018.

Spacek is on the third and final year of his entry-level contract, and is waivers exempt.

NHL: Preseason-St. Louis Blues at Winnipeg Jets
Sep 20, 2019; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; Winnipeg Jets right wing Michael Spacek (80) skates towards St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen (34) in the second period at Bell MTS Place.
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