March 8, 2018 5:02 pm

Michael Hutchinson back to Winnipeg Jets

Winnipeg Jets' goaltender Michael Hutchinson (34) makes a glove save against the Tampa Bay Lightning during third period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Tuesday, January 30, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan

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WINNIPEG – Just a few days after getting demoted goalie Michael Hutchinson is rejoining the Winnipeg Jets.

The Jets called up Hutchinson on Thursday after goalie Steve Mason suffered an apparent injury during their morning game day skate. After practice head coach Paul Maurice told reporters Mason is dealing with a lower body injury.

“We’re not 100 per cent sure the significance of it.” Maurice told Jets TV.


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Mason had just returned from his second concussion of the season, and posted a shutout in his return to the lineup on Tuesday against the New York Rangers.

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Hutchinson, 28, didn’t see any action with the Manitoba Moose after getting reassigned to the AHL on Monday. He won both of his starts with the Jets earlier this season where he has a 2.00 goals against average and .933 save percentage.

In 21 games with the Moose this season Hutchinson has a 15-2-1 record and leads the AHL with a .942 save percentage.

After Hutchinson was recalled the Jets reassigned goalie Jamie Phillips back to the Moose from the ECHL. He was just sent back to the Jacksonville Iceman on Wednesday,

The Jets take on the New Jersey Devils later on Thursday.

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