The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed receiver/kick returner Janarion Grant to a one-year contract. Injuries limited the Florida native to six regular season and two playoff games in 2021 but he still led the Grey Cup champions in both punt and kickoff return yardage.
The Winnipeg Ice will play their final two home games of the regular season schedule in Regina. The Ice were to host the Pats tonight and Friday but with the extreme weather conditions, the Western Hockey League has moved the games to Friday and Saturday at the Brandt Centre.
The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to terms with draft-pick forwards Henri Nikkanen and Daniel Torgersson. Both players signed three-year, entry-level contracts with an average annual value in the NHL of $925,000. Their three-year deals will begin next season. Nikkanen and Torgersson have signed professional tryout contracts with the Manitoba Moose and will join the Moose for the remainder of the season. Nikkanen was drafted by the Jets in the fourth round (113th overall) in the 2019 NHL Draft. The 20-year-old native of Mikkeli, Finland has played 60 games for the Lahden Pelicans in Liiga this season and has 12 points (7G, 5A) and eight penalty minutes. Nikkanen also competed with fellow Finn Ville Heinola at the 2021 World Junior Championship, where they finished fourth. Torgersson was drafted by the Jets in the second round (40th overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft. The 20-year-old native of Hono, Sweden has played 40 games for Sweden’s AIK this season and has 17 points (7G, 10A) and 14 PIMs. Torgersson played a pair of games at the 2022 World Junior Championship before the tournament was postponed.