WINNIPEG - During the grind of an 82-game season, the injury bug is bound to bite every NHL team.
It seems like that bug has chosen the Winnipeg Jets as the season nears the midway point.
With Dustin Byfuglien already out until after the All-Star Break, the Jets got more bad news on Saturday. Nikolaj Ehlers - who left Friday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first period, returned for one shift, then left for the remainder of the contest - will be out until early to mid-February with an upper-body injury.
"Every team is going to lose key guys," said head coach Paul Maurice.
"We may look a little bit different because of it, but it doesn't change what you'd like to think you're capable of doing."