Why you should stop worrying about the Jets’ injuries | NHL.com
The Winnipeg Jets are off to a hot start this season, but a lot of people are getting worried about their team’s injuries.
Here’s why: – A lot of Jets injuries are not new.
– The Jets are coming off an injury-plagued season in which they lost 10 of their first 11 games.
– New York has lost 10 games in a row to Buffalo, Minnesota and the Buffalo Sabres, which is the most recent streak the Jets have lost to a team in the Western Conference.
– On Wednesday, the Jets were in a tight race with the Ottawa Senators for the last wild card spot in the East.
– Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba missed a day of practice Thursday.
The defenseman is not expected to be ready for the start of the regular season, as the team is currently short of goaltending depth.
– There’s still a lot to be determined about a healthy Patrik Laine, who is out with a concussion.
Laine missed Friday’s practice with a right knee injury and has not practiced since.
– It’s unclear if the team will be able to use all four goaltenders on the same night against the Minnesota Wild.
– Goalie Ryan Miller and center Travis Zajac will not be available for Sunday’s game.
Zajc is out because of a shoulder injury and Miller has a knee issue.
– Center Jacob Troubados has been dealing with a groin injury, and he hasn’t practiced since Wednesday.
The team is hoping to have him back by the time the season opens.
– If the Jets lose this game, they’ll miss the playoffs.
The Jets have to beat the Colorado Avalanche in Denver on Sunday, but the Avalanche have the tiebreaker and will host the Wild.
This would be the first time the Jets would miss the postseason since the 2006-07 season.
– Winnipeg is currently 12-12-3 and is one point ahead of the Boston Bruins for the final playoff spot in their division.
They have a two-game lead on the New York Islanders for the second wild card in the Atlantic Division.