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.