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Byfuglien last suited up against The St. Louis Blues, who defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 (3/17/14). Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Winnipeg Jets Injury Update: March 20

The Winnipeg Jets did a good job taking down one of the elite teams in the Western Conference last night, beating the Colorado Avalanche 5 – 4 in an OT thriller. The win pulls the Jets within 4 points of eighth place Phoenix. That said, The Jets are down some key players with only 11 games left in the season. Zach Bogosian is the latest after leaving the game last night shortly after warm up – he did not return. Here’s a list of current Jet injuries.

  • Jim Slater did not play in the win last night. He’s listed as day-to-day with a lower body injury. No further details have been released at this point. It’s been a tough season for Slater in regards to injuries as he’s only played in 16 games so far this season for the Jets
  • You’ve got to feel bad for John Albert. After being recalled from St. John’s on March 6th, he played his first game on March 12th. He played two minutes and left the game. He’s listed as day-to-day with an upper body injury.
  • Dustin Byfuglien missed last night’s contest due to a lower body injury. He too is day-to-day, but the Jets could use their power forward back ASAP.
  • Ondrej Pavelec was hurt on the 15th of March and has not played since. Montoya has done a good job in relief and personally I’ve really enjoyed watching him. I do not feel the Jets are at any disadvantage whatsoever with Montoya between the pipes.
  • Chris Thorburn was listed as injured on the 15th as well after he blocked a shot. He was listed as out indefinitely, and that prognosis has not improved. Team officials have confirmed that he has in fact suffered a broken foot and with only 11 games remaining – there is no timeline for his return.
  • Although it feels like we’ve already been without center Mark Scheifele for 6-8 weeks, it has not been that long. In fact he only went down on March 5th.  It’s unlikely that we’ll have Scheifele back at any point in the next 4 weeks. However if The Jets did somehow sneak in to the playoffs, the rookie sensation would be a great addition back into the line-up.

Note: Grant Clitsome is still recovering from successful back surgery and will not see the ice again this year. James Wright was also placed on Injured Reserve with his sprained ankle – there is no timeline for his return to action.

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