Coach Paul Maurice indicated Monday that Little (back) has seen some improvement and can now take some light contact, but he won't see game action unless he's 100 percent, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Little was expected to miss the remainder of the campaign due to a compression fracture of his vertebrae, but it appears there now may be a remote chance he rejoins the lineup before it concludes. Expect further updates as the 28-year-old forward gets deeper into his progression.
Little (head) will miss the rest of the season with a compression fracture of his vertebrae, per Jets coach Paul Maurice. More details about Little's condition are pending, but the Jets have responded by calling up winger Matthew Halischuk from AHL Manitoba ahead of Thursday's road game against the Stars. Little finishes the 2015-16 season having recorded 17 goals and 25 assists, albeit with a minus-13 rating. He was planted on a fearsome top line and centered Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler, with the trio combining for 131 points this campaign.
Little (head) will miss Tuesday's contest against the Stars, Sara Orlesky of TSN reports. Little will now miss his second consecutive contest after sustaining a hit to the head last week, but it sounds as though he avoided a serious injury. Per the report, coach Paul Maurice remained hopeful that the 28-year-old would be able to slot back into the lineup for the second leg of the home-and-home set with Dallas on Thursday, which would definitely be good news for the club's leading goal-scorer.
Coach Paul Maurice indicated Monday that Little (head) could return to the lineup Tuesday against the Stars, Brian Munz of TSN 1290 reports. Little sported a non-contact jersey at Monday's practice, but will reportedly be re-evaluated on gameday for a potential return. While the Jets don't have a ton to play for at this point (last in the Central division), a return of the team's leading scorer would at least provide an offensive boost.
Little (head) won't suit up for Saturday's game against the Panthers. Little's owners will hope that the injury he sustained in Thursday's matchup with Tampa Bay isn't a long-term issue, as he's been a great source of offense this season, ranking second on the Jets with 42 points (17 goals, 25 assists) in 57 games. With Little sidelined, Mathieu Perreault is expected to get the first crack at centering Nikolaj Ehlers and Blake Wheeler on Winnipeg's top line in Saturday's contest. The Jets' should provide another update on the 28-year-old center's status ahead of Tuesday's game against Dallas.
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