Enstrom signed a one-year contract to play for Modo in his native Sweden on Friday, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.
Enstrom, who spent five seasons representing his hometown club from 2002-07, returns as team captain. The puck-moving defenseman accrued 54 goals and 254 assists to go along with a plus-5 rating over 719 NHL games for the Thrashers/Jets, and even though he was said to have drawn a "fair amount" of interest as a free agent, an attractive deal to remain in the NHL failed to materialize for the oft-injured 33-year-old veteran.
Enstrom said he will not return to the Jets next season, Sportsnet reports.
The two-way blueliner doesn't know what it feels like to play for a different team, as he's been with the Jets since his draft year in 2003, when the club was based in Atlanta and called the Thrashers. Injuries limited Enstrom to 43 games this past season, and he put up a mere six points in that span. In his prime, he had no problem putting up 30-point seasons, but the Swede is now 33 years old and clearly on the downslope of his career.
Enstrom appeared in a mere 43 contests this season.
Various injuries throughout the 2017-18 campaign set Enstrom back and limited him to six points -- the lowest total of his 11-year NHL career. At this point, it seems improbable the blueliner will get back to being a 50-point producer like he was in his Thrashers days. More likely, the 32-year-old figures to be in the high teens, low 20s in terms of offensive numbers heading into 2018-19.
Enstrom (lower body) will make his 2018 postseason debut against the Predators on Friday.
Enstrom hasn't played since March 23 due to his lower-body injury. The Swede is slated to slot into the Jets' second pairing in order to provide some defensive support to the offensive-minded Dustin Byfuglien. With the 32-year-old Enstrom healthy, Joe Morrow figures to be the odd man out.
Enstrom (lower body) took part in Tuesday's practice sporting a regular jersey, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
While the team hasn't provided an official update on Enstrom's status, it's definitely a good sign that he has been cleared for contact. At the earliest, the Jets won't be in action until Thursday for Game 1 against Nashville, which gives the defender a few days to see how he responds to the rigors of practice. If the Swede is given the all-clear to return, Ben Chiarot or Joe Morrow will likely be relegated to the press box.
Enstrom (lower body) will not be in action against the Wild on Friday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
It is certainly an encouraging sign that Enstrom was able to take the ice at Friday's optional morning skate, but fantasy owners will need to wait at least one more game for the defender to suit up. If the Jets can clinch the series in Game 5, the Swede will get some extra time to get back to 100 percent. Once Enstrom is given the all-clear, Tucker Poolman is a near lock to get bounced from the lineup.
Enstrom (lower body) is slated to be sidelined for Game 4 against the Wild on Tuesday after missing the game-day skate, per Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun.
Enstrom's return can't come soon enough for the Jets, who are now also going to be without the services of Tyler Myers (lower body) for Game 4. With both guys unavailable, Tucker Poolman will make his postseason debut on Winnipeg's third pairing. If the 32-year-old Enstrom can get healthy, he should bolster a blue line that is already doing a good job limiting shots on goalie Connor Hellebuyck (22 per game in the postseason).
Enstrom (lower body) won't return for Game 3 on Sunday against Minnesota.
March 23 still marks Enstrom's last appearance, and with the series now 2-0 in Winnipeg's favor, perhaps head coach Paul Maurice is electing to let him push closer to full health before letting Enstrom skate in the physical playoffs. The 33-year-old seems probable to return either at the end of the first round or the start of the second, as he was also a game time call Friday as well.
Enstrom (lower body) won't play Game 2 versus the Wild on Friday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Enstrom was a game-time decision Friday, which may signal he's nearing a return. The veteran blueliner only suited up for 43 games in the regular season, struggling with a variety of injuries and notching just six points.
Enstrom (lower body) is considered a game-time decision for Game 2 against the Wild on Friday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Enstrom only recently returned to the ice, so he is probably closer to the long-shot end of the game-time call spectrum. Fantasy owners should probably expect Joe Morrow to continue filling in on the blue line in the Swede's stead. Even if the 32-year-old doesn't suit up Friday, it would seem likely he could return before the end of the club's opening-round series.
Enstrom (lower body) has been ruled out for Game 1 versus the Wild on Wednesday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
The fact that Enstrom has yet to resume skating is certainly not good news for fantasy owners. It seems unlikely he will be ready to go any time soon and may need his teammates to get to the second round of the playoffs in order to get back on the ice. Without the 32-year-old, the Jets will turn to deadline acquisition Joe Morrow on the blue line.
Enstrom (lower body) won't play again during the regular season, Brian Munz of TSN reports.
This won't make much of an impact on fantasy owners, as Enstrom only had six points in 43 games this year. However, the Jets will have to make due without one of their regular defensemen until the postseason. It will shake things up in Winnipeg, but at least this news means everybody knows what to expect down the stretch.
Enstrom sustained a lower-body injury in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over the Ducks.
It seems that Enstrom is always hurt these days, which is quite unfortunate for a Jets team that's going to wind up in the postseason. Of course, the Swede hasn't been relevant in fantasy hockey for a few years now, even though he likely has name recognition for dropping 101 points between 2009-11 -- when the Jets were located in Atlanta and called the Thrashers. At any rate, expect the blueliner to be reevaluated ahead of Sunday's home clash with the Predators.
Enstrom (undisclosed) will draw into the lineup against Dallas on Sunday.
An undisclosed and lower-body injury have cost Enstrom eight of his last nine games, but finally has a clean bill of health. Although the 33-year-old has been dealing with injuries throughout 2017-18, he's only posted six points (one goal, five assists) in 40 games, and still has some work to do if he wants to record at least 10 points for the 10th straight season.
Enstrom (undisclosed) was described as "close" by coach Paul Maurice, Sara Orlesky of TSN.ca reports.
The underlying news here is that Enstrom may be close, but won't be in action for Thursday's clash with Chicago. Winnipeg is already without Dmitry Kulikov (upper body), but may get back Jacob Trouba (ankle) versus the Blackhawks. Once Enstrom is cleared to play, he should get back to seeing upwards of 18 minutes per night.
Enstrom (undisclosed) won't play in Tuesday's clash with Nashville.
Enstrom was rumored to be nearing a return, but coach Paul Maurice told reporters, "I'm keeping him out (Tuesday),". Once given the all-clear, the defenseman should bump Tucker Poolman from the lineup. Offensively the 32-year-old hasn't offered much this season (six points).
Enstrom (undisclosed) might be available against the Predators on Tuesday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
While it's certainly a good sign that Enstrom has a target return date, the news effectively eliminates him from contention for Monday's matchup with Washington. The Jets are extremely banged up on the blue line -- Jacob Trouba (ankle) and Dmitry Kulikov (upper body) both remain sidelined -- so the sooner the club can get Enstrom back to 100 percent, the better. Tucker Poolman has been brought up from the minors to fill the gap in the lineup for the time being.
Enstrom (undisclosed) missed pregame warmups Saturday afternoon ahead of a road game against the Flyers, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Tucker Poolman was an emergency recall ahead of Saturday's contest, as it appears Enstrom will be unavailable. The team has yet to provide the reason for his absence, but the blueliner will take aim at returning Monday against the Capitals at this point, though his seven points (one goal, six assists) through 40 contests leave the veteran off most fantasy rosters.
Enstrom saw over 20 minutes of action in his return from a four-game absence due to a lower-body injury.
Unfortunately for fantasy owners, Enstrom's only statistical contribution was a pair of blocks. When healthy, the 32-year-old has struggled to produce this season, as he has just seven points in 40 games. Being paired with an offensively minded player like Dustin Byfuglien could certainly be limiting the opportunities Enstrom has to jump up into the play in the attacking zone.
Enstrom (lower body) will be back in action versus New Jersey on Thursday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Enstrom will return following a four-game stint on the sidelines. While coach Paul Maurice wouldn't confirm which defenseman comes out for the Swede, Ben Chiarot or newly acquired Joe Morrow would seem to be the most obvious candidates. The 32-year-old Enstrom has been limited by injuries all season, which have held him to six points and 39 outings. If he can stay healthy the rest of the way, he could help the Jets make a deep postseason run when the time comes.