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Winnipeg Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba diagnosed with mild neck sprain

Wednesday, 05.21.2014 / 2:15 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba diagnosed with mild neck sprain

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Jets defenceman Jacob Trouba has been diagnosed with a mild neck strain after suffering discomfort while playing for the United States at the world hockey championship in Belarus.

"After consultation with the Team USA medical staff and officials, it was determined that he should return to Winnipeg as a precaution due to his previous injury history," Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said Wednesday in a statement. "Jacob flew to Winnipeg this past weekend and met with team doctors for a series of tests which revealed he had sustained a mild neck strain.

"This will not affect Jacob's off-season training or preparation for next season's training camp in any way."

Trouba missed over a month of action with the Jets this past season due to a neck injury. He had 29 points (10 goals, 19 assists) over 65 games in his rookie campaign.

In four games with the U.S., the 20-year-old blue-liner had three points (2-1) and averaged over 23 minutes of ice time.

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