Josh Morrissey’s early exit from Sport 3 towards the Vegas Golden Knights simply made issues go from unhealthy to worse for the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets had been trailing 2-1 within the first interval when the defenseman needed to stroll down the tunnel after what regarded like an damage he picked up in a play inside two minutes of the primary interval.
The defenseman left the sport at 1:50 of the primary interval following a collision with Golden Knights defenseman Zach Whitecloud earlier within the half. He was visibly limping as he walked into the Jets dressing room.
Josh Morrissey was second on Winnipeg in scoring this season with an NHL career-high 76 factors (16 objectives, 60 assists) in 78 video games. Ahead Kyle Connor (80 factors; 31 objectives, 49 assists) topped him, however Morrissey led the Jets with 24:14 on the ice per sport.
Josh Morrissey had one help within the Western Convention First Spherical however was a sore thumb for the Golden Knights’ assault in Video games 1 and a couple of.
If the Jets should search for Morrissey’s substitute for Sport 4, and even the remainder of the collection, Logan Stanley and Kyle Capobianco can be subsequent in line for enjoying time. Each are huge downgrades from Morrissey and put the group’s probabilities of making it to the subsequent spherical of the playoffs in danger.
Josh Morrissey joins two different essential gamers on the Jets injured listing
Nikolaj Ehlers has not performed in a sport since April twelfth after he sustained an upper-body damage towards the Minnesota Wild. The Jets had been locked into the second Wild Card spot, which made sitting-out Ehlers a straightforward choice for the group.
Ehlers missed the sport tonight after failing to get clearance from the medical workers. Previous to his damage, he had 12 objectives and 38 factors from 45 appearances within the common season.
Cole Perfetti is one other title on the Jets’ damage listing and has been out since February twentieth. He was positioned on injured reserve on February twenty first and was quickly sidelined for a minimum of eight weeks as a result of an upper-body damage.
Perfetti has been nice for the Jets, too, in his 51 video games the place he scored eight objectives and had 30 factors. He’s set to overlook a minimum of 4 video games within the first spherical of the playoffs and should be part of the group to assist out in Sport 5.
The Winnipeg Jets want all the assistance they’ll get. They’ll hope that Josh Morrissey’s damage tonight can be quick time period and have him again in time for the subsequent sport.