Winnipeg Jets lose two more key defencemen – Global News

Winnipeg Jets lose two more key defencemen - Global News
Jets place Bryan Little on IR, grant Dmitry Kulikov personal leave
Jets coach Paul Maurice said Josh Morrissey would miss a second straight game on Tuesday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins because of an undisclosed injury suffered Sunday in a pre-game warmup.

Winnipeg Jets Bryan Little (18) checks Ottawa Senators Thomas Chabot (72) during second period NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, February 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Winnipeg Jets place Bryan Little on injured reserve

The Winnipeg Jets have placed centre Bryan Little on injured reserve and granted defenceman Dmitry Kulikov a personal leave, the team announced Tuesday.

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In a pair of corresponding moves, the club also recalled defencemen Sami Niku and Nelson Nogier from the AHL’s Manitoba Moose.

Little, 31, was diagnosed with a concussion last week after taking a hit from the Minnesota Wild’s Luke Kunin in a pre-season tilt.

Kulikov’s absence is another blow to an already-shorthanded Jets blue line, which is missing Dustin Byfuglien who was suspended by the team as he mulls his future.