The Winnipeg Jets placed forward Blake Wheeler on unconditional waivers for the purpose of buying out his contract. The 36-year-old Plymouth, Minnesota native spent 12 years with the Jets and leaves as the franchise leader in regular season games played (897), points (812) and assists (550) while his 262 goals are the third-most in franchise history.
The Seattle Kraken did not extend a qualifying offer to forward Morgan Geekie. The 24-year-old Strathclair native had nine goals and 19 assists in 69 games last season.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers face the Alouettes in Montreal tonight. Defensive lineman Jackson Jeffcoat is back in the Winnipeg lineup. Jeffcoat suffered a lower-body injury in the season opener against Hamilton and missed the last two games. The Bombers, who lost 30-6 to the B.C. Lions last week, have a 2-1 record. The Alouettes are 2-0.
A new women's pro hockey league will begin competing in North America as early as January. That development was made possible Thursday when a co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers purchased the Premier Hockey Federation. Dodgers co-owner Mark Walter agreed to buy the Premier Hockey Federation's assets, paving the way for the new league to launch.
The Winnipeg Goldeyes lost 4-1 to Kansas City. The Monarchs scored four times in the bottom of the seventh and the game was then called due to rain. Winnipeg starter Joey Matulovich worked six shutout innings, allowed six hits and struck out eight. Goldeyes reliever Cam Opp gave up the four seventh inning runs.