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Jets' Enstrom suffers minor injury in robbery

Saturday, 06.29.2013 / 5:21 PM / News

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Jets' Enstrom suffers minor injury in robbery
Winnipeg Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom suffered a cut above his eye when he was robbed and assaulted in his home country of Sweden on Friday, reports say.

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom suffered a cut above his eye when he was robbed and assaulted in his home country of Sweden on Friday, reports say.

Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff confirmed the situation to the Winnipeg Free Press while in New Jersey preparing for the 2013 NHL Draft.

"I haven't spoken to Toby, we're just getting it through our team security person," Cheveldayoff said Saturday. "All indications are it was an unfortunate incident involving him, but he'll come out of it OK."

Enstrom was robbed and assaulted by three men in his hometown of Örnsköldsvik, reports from Sweden said.

"Apparently Toby was out for dinner with his family and went to pick up the check and went to the ATM to get some money and was robbed by three people," Cheveldayoff told the newspaper. "Supposedly, to the best of our knowledge, those people have been apprehended by police. Toby is fine. He received a minor cut above the eye. He's putting it behind him."

Enstrom, 28, was limited to 22 games in 2012-13 by injuries to his shoulder and back. He had four goals and 11 assists.

"They're like your kids, and when they go away for the summer you're always worried about different things like that," Cheveldayoff said. "Toby's such a good guy, and to have it happen to him is unfortunate, but it just goes to show you're never safe and you always have to be on guard."

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