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Hendricks out rest of regular season for Jets

Center sidelined at least through Western Conference First Round with lower-body injury

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Matt Hendricks will miss the remainder of the regular season and at least the Western Conference First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the Winnipeg Jets with a lower-body injury.

The 36-year-old center is expected to be out 6-8 weeks after leaving a 3-2 overtime loss at the Washington Capitals 5:55 into the third period Monday. He has 13 points (five goals, eight assists) in 60 games. 

The Jets (41-19-10) are second in the Central Division, eight points behind the Nashville Predators, entering their home game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; TSN3, NBCSCH, NHL.TV).

Winnipeg's regular season ends April 7, and the playoffs begin April 11.

Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson is out indefinitely with a concussion sustained in a 3-1 loss at Nashville on Tuesday.

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