The Winnipeg Jets learned today that they will be without forward, Mason Appleton for the next eight to twelve weeks. The forward got hurt during the Jets’ 3-2 overtime win over the Seattle Kraken and it was revealed that the Colorado native had wrist surgery.
Appleton adds to a list of Jets who are currently sidelined due to injury. Nikolaj Ehlers has been hurt with a lower-body injury since the Jets’ second game of this season. The forward did return skating yesterday, but there has been no timetable set on when he may return.
Also, both Morgan Barron and Logan Stanley are on the injured reserve. Barron was initially ruled out for four to five weeks while, as of November 1, Rick Bowness ruled Stanley out for a couple of weeks.
The Winnipeg Jets can try and trade for a forward or recall another player from the Manitoba Moose
We take a quick look into both of these options below:
Through the beginning of the season, our site has covered the fact that the Jets have an influx of defensemen and it may be worth trading one of them, but is now the time for Kevin Cheveldayoff and the Jets to make a move?
The latest rumor mill is that the Ottawa Senators are engaged in trade talks as they look to add a defenseman.
Even Mike McIntrye believes a trade makes sense for the Jets:
With the Jets’ current record, it will be interesting to see what Cheveldayoff does in this situation. This then leads us to our next option, rather than making a trade, the Jets can recall a player from the AHL like they have done several times before during this season.
Call-Up Another Player From the Moose
The Jets have already made three recalls this season from the AHL with those players being Dominic Toninato, Jansen Harkins, and Mikey Eyssimont. At the time Harkins and Eyssimont were called up, they were the leading scorer for the Moose.
With Ehlers returning to the ice yesterday, the Jets can try for the quick fix and call a player up from Manitoba rather than make a trade.
There are some interesting options for the Jets in this department. They can recall a player like Kevin Stenlund who has some NHL experience, playing in 71 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Or the Jets can look to a younger player with little or no NHL experience. Some of these players include Alex Limoges, Brad Lambert, Daniel Torgersson, Simon Lundmark, and Jeff Malott.
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