Jets: Ehlers Out Remainder of Regular Season

The Winnipeg Jets will be without forward Nikolaj Ehlers for the remainder of the regular season, the team confirmed Monday.

Ehlers will miss the rest of the campaign with an undisclosed injury but should be back in the fold in time for the playoffs, according to head coach Paul Maurice.

As of now, there is no official start date for the post-season.

The regular season is scheduled to conclude on May 14 for the Jets as they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Ehlers was hurt Saturday in a contest against the Maple Leafs, but Maurice said he wasn’t sure when exactly the injury occurred.

“I don’t know if I can nail it to one,” the bench boss said. “He got into a bunch of different collisions. He finished the game. He’s a tough young man but I don’t know that we can pinpoint one, specifically.”

Ehlers had the lone Jets goal Saturday, as Winnipeg lost the game by a final score of 4-1.

The Jets sit second place in the North Division, eight points behind the Maple Leafs and one point ahead of the Edmonton Oilers. Winnipeg faces Edmonton Monday night.

Ehlers is second on the Jets in scoring with 46 points, including 21 goals and 25 assists, in 47 games this season. He has scored at least 21 goals in each of his past five seasons and averaged a career-high 0.98 points per game this season.

There was some good news from Winnipeg Monday, as Adam Lowry skated. He’s not ready to return yet and will miss his second straight game with concussion-like symptoms. Lowry left Thursday’s contest against Toronto and is currently listed as day-to-day.

Pic: NHL

Published by Dr. Pucksworth

Doctor of Puckanomics.

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