Morrissey will suit up at the 2017 IIHF World Championship for Canada. Morrissey will join Canada following a solid rookie campaign with the Jets in which he averaged 19:29 of ice time and registered 20 points. Apparently, playing in all 82 games wasn't enough for the 22-year-old, as he'll extend his season into May. Winnipeg will likely give Morrissey an expanded role for the 2017-18 campaign, which could lead to a breakout for the 2013 first-round pick.
Morrissey posted his first career power-play goal in Friday's 3-1 loss against the Ducks. Morrissey showed no signs of the leg injury which had him listed on the injury report. He has managed four goals with five points over his past nine outings. Morrissey isn't a great fantasy option, but he is worth a look in deeper pools since he continues to trend up lately.
Morrissey (leg) will be ready to play Friday night's game in Anaheim. Like a true hockey player, Morrissey will tough it out Friday without having to miss any game action to his injury. While it's been nothing outstanding, Morrissey's play has at least been trending up recently, as his two points, eight shots on goal, and plus-3 rating over his last five games will attest.
Morrissey took a shot off his leg in the third period of Thursday's game against the Kings, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. The Jets go right back to work Friday -- facing the Ducks on the road -- so Morrissey will be reevaluated ahead of that one. Given the team's back-to-back arrangement, no morning skate was held and that means the defenseman is shaping up to be a game-time call.
Morrissey scored the game-winning goal in a 5-4 victory against the Wild on Sunday. The rookie has come on as of late, posting three goals and six points with a plus-10 rating in his last 14 games. During that stretch, he is averaging more than 21 minutes per game. Morrissey is no longer just a keeper possibility in dynasty leagues -- his surge since February gives him value in the scoring and plus/minus categories on defense.
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