Ehlers failed to find the back of the net in all 15 of his playoff appearances. While Ehlers may not be the most prolific goal scorer, fantasy owners and fans alike would certainly have hoped he could have built on a 29-goal regular season and tickle the twine at least once. Postseason aside, the 21-year-old did manage to record a second consecutive 60-plus point campaign. The Dane's career-high goal total was bolstered by the fact he registered seven markers with the man advantage. Playing on the Jets' second line with sniper Patrik Laine should free up the 2014 ninth-overall pick to continue pushing for 60 points on a year-to-year basis.
Ehlers is available for Game 4 versus the Golden Knights on Friday after missing Game 3 due to illness, Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca reports. Ehlers hasn't been skating with the team, which could be an indication he is also playing through an injury, but he should be back in a top-six role Friday. The winger will likely also retake his spot on the power play, where he is averaging 1:24 of ice time in the postseason. With the 21-year-old healthy, Jack Roslovic figures to be the odd man out.
Ehlers will sit out Game 3 against the Golden Knights due to an undisclosed issue, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. The team has yet to release the details of Ehlers' absence, but the Jets will be without a winger who has provided two assists in the last three playoff games. His next opportunity to return arrives Friday for Game 4, while Jack Roslovic will draw into the lineup Wednesday.
Ehlers set up Kyle Connor's power-play goal but his side couldn't muster any other offense in a 3-1 loss to Vegas on Monday in Game 2. Ehlers was a 29-goal scorer in the regular season, but you'd never know it by his playoff totals, as he's notched seven helpers without finding twine himself.
Ehler garnered an assist on Tyler Myers' opening goal in Thursday's 5-1 victory over the Predators. Although Ehlers has found ways to contribute -- he has six helpers and plus-5 rating through 11 games -- the winger is still looking for his first postseason goal. The Dane's lack of scoring has seen his minutes consistently drop from 25:43 in Game 2 down to 12:39 for Game 3. It's hard to imagine coach Paul Maurice would bump the 21-year-old from his second-line role, but he needs to start scoring soon if he is going to hold onto a spot in the top six.
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