Little (head) was advised by doctors not to play in the upcoming 2020-21 NHL season, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports. Little took a puck to the head last November and the 32-year-old hasn't suited up since. He'll likely be shifted to the long-term injured reserve until he's able to play again, which might be at least another calendar year away.
Little (ear) told reporters he will need more time to fully recover, raising doubts regarding his availability for the start of the 2020-21 campaign, Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Little has been out of action since Nov. 5 versus New Jersey when he took a puck to the ear. If the Edmonton native is unable to suit up next year, the Jets could look to add some center depth during the offseason. How the club opts to address the position could also depend on whether it re-signs Cody Eakin.
Little (ear) has been left off the Jets' training camp roster. Little has seen very limited action this season while battling a concussion and an ear injury, and he'll be left off the Phase 3 Training Camp Roster ahead of the season restart. Little had two goals and three assists over seven games during the 2019-20 season.
Little (ear) remains status quo for the postseason as the team awaits more test results, Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun reports. After missing the start of the season with a concussion, Little played in just seven games before he took a puck to the side of the head, which has sidelined him since early November. The Edmonton native was expected to miss the remainder of the 2019-20 campaign, but with the league going on hiatus, he could still be cleared in time for the Jets' play-in clash with Calgary.
Coach Paul Maurice said Saturday that Little (ear) will be shut down for the remainder of the season, Ken Wiebe of The Athletic reports. Little had only suited up in seven games this season while nursing the eardrum problem. Maurice confirmed that Little will undergo a surgical procedure to repair his perforated eardrum and is facing a three-month recovery period. Little finishes the season with five points in seven games and will look to get healthy for the 2020-21 season.
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