Prior to their afternoon matchup against the Calgary Flames on Monday, the Winnipeg Jets have optioned defenceman Ville Heinola to the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League, the club announced Sunday.
TRANSACTION: The #NHLJets have reassigned D – Ville Heinola to the Manitoba Moose (AHL).
– Winnipeg Jets PR (@WpgJetsPR) February 20, 2022
Heinola, 20, had served as a healthy scratch in each of the previous three games, with his last contest coming on Feb. 14 against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Now, the left-hander blueliner will return to his starting role with the Moose, who’re scheduled to host the Milwaukee Admirals on Sunday.
Through 21 career NHL games, Heinola has logged 15:41 minutes of ice-time per night, posting one goal and seven points. In addition, the former first-round selection has also registered 38 shots on goal, 18 blocks, 10 hits and six takeaways.
Winnipeg is slated to begin a four-game road trip Monday, beginning with a showdown in Calgary at 3:00 pm CT.