Peluso underwent surgery to repair his injured shoulder, and will be out a minimum of 16 weeks. It's an unfortunate turn of events for Peluso, but fantasy owners don't need to concern themselves with the veteran winger's predicament, as he's been a healthy scratch more often than not during the 2015-16 campaign. The former sixth-round pick will finish the season with five points (one goal, four assists) and 44 PIM in 35 games.
Peluso (upper body) will miss at least the next three-to-four weeks. The Jets' bruiser was injured in Thursday's tilt with the Isles after logging just 1:22 TOI. Peluso has matched his career-high point total of five after playing 35 games this season, but head coach Paul Maurice has opted to leave Peluso out of the lineup more often than not. With Nikolaj Ehlers suffering an injury as well, the Jets recalled J.C. Lipon as forward reinforcement.
Peluso (upper body) will not return to Thursday's game against the Islanders. Peluso made it through just three shifts before coming out and will not return this game. It's unclear as to the extent of his injury, but the Jets could opt to bring up someone from the AHL to replace the fourth-line right winger. He has five points in 34 games this season.
Peluso made a notable return to the lineup Monday against the St. Louis, dishing out an assist and three hits while finishing with a plus-2 rating. Peluso was a healthy scratch for Winnipeg's prior three games, each of which the Jets lost by a combined score of 18-6. Peluso earned his assist by winning both the race to the puck in the St. Louis corner and the ensuing battle with Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester, then leaving the puck in an area for Mathieu Perreault to gather it and feed Bryan Little in the slot. After putting in a spirited performance for a team that has lost six straight (0-5-1), expect Peluso to remain in the Jets lineup for the time being.
Anthony Peluso re-signed Wednesday with the Jets on a two-year, $1.35 million contract, Stephen Whyno of The Canadian Press reports.
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