Winnipeg Jets facing number of injuries in playoff push
Published Sunday, March 11, 2012 10:08AM CST
The Winnipeg Jets haven't had much luck on the road, and they'll need to turn around a two-game losing streak if they want to nab a playoff spot.
The Jets 5-3 loss to the Calgary Flames Friday night not only chalked up another away loss for the team, but put winger Chris Thorburn out of commission for at least three weeks. Thorburn sustained a lower body injury during the game.
Thorburn is an integral part of the Jets infamous GST checking line, and he is known for his grit and physicality on ice.
Head Coach Claude Noel hasn't hinted at who will replace Thorburn in the lineup for upcoming games against the Dallas Stars and the Washington Capitals.
But it's not all bad news for the team – Zach Bogosian skated in the Jets optional practice Friday. Bogosian could be on the ice next Wednesday against the Stars, Noel said.
The Jets will return home for their next three games, no doubt looking forward to the MTS Centre's loud and proud fans.
Currently the Jets sit third in the southeast division behind the Florida Panthers and the Washington Capitals, and ninth in the eastern conference, just two points behind the Capitals. March 16 game will be a big one for the team.
Winnipeg Jets winger Chris Thorburn will be out of commission for at least three weeks after sustaining a lower body injury in a game against the Calgary Flames Friday.