Ponikarovsky lands in Winnipeg.

TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports the Winnipeg Jets have signed former New Jersey Devils winger Alexei Ponikarovsky to a one-year, $1.8 million contract.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Don’t expect the 32-year-old “Poni” to return to the 61-point form of 2008-09, as he plays a more defensive role now. Still, he has good size and decent skills, which should make him a good addition to the Jets checking lines.