Thursday, February 16, 2017

Bad News for Winnipeg: Jets Lose Enstrom for 2-3 Weeks

The Winnipeg Jets will be without defenseman Tobias Enstrom for at least 2-3 weeks and maybe longer. The 32-year-old Swede underwent surgery for a lower-body injury on Thursday, and the club hopes he can make it back in the first week of March.

"Toby Enstrom had surgery this morning, and it was successful," said Jets coach Paul Maurice. "We're hopeful for a two to three week return. We had just gotten to the point that we thought the rehab on it would be at least that long and at the end we still wouldn't know if we had a healthy player--so that took care of that."

The Jets are starting to really struggle on the blue line, as Tyler Myers has been out since November 11th and underwent surgery last week. The team hopes to have him back by the end of the season but it's unclear if he'll be able to do that.

Winnipeg has given up 186 goals this year, which is tied with Dallas for the worst total in the NHL.

In 55 games this season for Winnipeg, Enstrom had a goal and 13 assists and was a minus-3. He was No.3 amongst Jets defenseman, averaging 22:19 TOI per game.