NEWARK, N.J. -- Rookie defenseman Seth Jones has had his share of ups and downs this season.
That's expected of a 19-year-old player not accustomed to the wear and tear of a full season in the National Hockey League. Make no mistake, there have been more positive moments than forgettable ones for Jones, but even he felt his demotion to the third defensive pair in a loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Friday was deserved.
"I didn't have a very good game, and it's been a couple of games now where I made some mistakes that I can't make. … That's the way it is," Jones told NHL.com. "When you're not playing well, you get moved down. I'm trying to be consistent, and we'll see where that goes. I made some mistakes, and that can't happen."