Thursday, November 03, 2011

Enstrom Sidelined

The news is not very good for Winnipeg Jets' defenseman Tobias Enstrom, as the update on his current upper-body injury is actually that of a broken collarbone and he is now expected to be out at least a month with the injury.

Enstrom was hit hard by the Panthers' Jack Skille on Monday night and had to leave the game, not to return.  On Wednesday, the team sent the young defenseman back to Winnipeg, instead of going with the club to Long Island, for more tests.

The Jets have recalled defenseman Mark Flood to help fill the void in their game against the Islanders on Thursday night.

Enstrom is off to a pretty good start for the Jets, having scored 1 goal and 5 assists in the first 11 games of the season, scoring just over half a point-per-game.  His current pace is under his pace from last season, but with the Jets power play still trying to find its feet, there is still plenty of potential for Enstrom to pick his pace back up and get back into the numbers that he's now known for.

ImplicationsThrough Wednesday night's action, Kristy and Don, the team that chose Enstrom in the 5th round of the pool, 102nd overall, sit in 7th spot with 93 points, 10 points back of 4th place and 10 points up on 12th spot.  The loss of Enstrom will hurt the team's above-average numbers from the blueline this season, as they currently have seen 25 points from the back end.  The loss of Enstrom for about a month will hurt those numbers significantly.

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