Thursday, February 25, 2016
Little Shut Down For the Rest of the Year
More bad news in the hockey world, as the Winnipeg Jets have announced that forward Bryan Little will now miss the remainder of the regular season with a compression fracture of the vertebrae, which he suffered on the weekend.
This is a big hole left behind in the Jets offense, but since they are so far back of the playoff picture, there won't be any real need to adequately fill the spot, rather they will be more than likely auditioning for next season's jobs with that gap.
In 57 games this season, Little scored 17 goals and 42 points and was in the top 100 in pool scoring when he was lifted from the lineup, which is a real shame, as it was working out to be a very good season.
This is a very significant hit to Stuart's season, as his team is still hunting for 3rd place money in the standings, going into Thursday's action only 18 points back of the last money spot and in the lead for the Mover & Shaker nod of the week. Little was counting for 9.3% of his points this year, so it could be the nail in the coffin for the overall race and possibly even a side bet or two.
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