Winnipeg Jets getting healthy, send Nelson Nogier back to Manitoba Moose

The Winnipeg Jets are starting are starting to get healthy again after finishing their recent road trip without four of their regular defencemen.Defenceman Nelson Nogier was sent back to the Manitoba Moose on Thursday signalling at least one player is ready to return from injury. Dustin Byfuglien and Dmitry Kulikov both practiced on Thursday as full participants.Story continues below

Byfuglien, Kulikov and even Josh Morrissey could be available on Friday when the Jets start a four-game homestand against the St. Louis Blues.RELATED: Injury-riddled Winnipeg Jets extend winning streak with victory over IslandersByfuglien has missed the last four games with a concussion, but any decision on their status won’t be made until Friday.“We’ll make all those decisions come tomorrow,” head coach Paul Maurice said. “They got through it, felt good, and then we’ll give it another 24 hours to see how they’re feeling tomorrow.”RELATED: Record-setting spree continues for Winnipeg Jets phenom Patrik LaineKulikov has been out for close to a month, missing the past 12 games with an upper-body injury.“I feel good,” Kulikov said.“Today was a first full practice with the team. Felt really good. The rehab went smooth just like you’d expected, like the doctors were saying. Just happy to be with the team, back on the ice in a regular practice.”WATCH: Raw Dmitry Kulikov Interview