Thursday, March 24, 2016

Myers On the Surgery Schedule

It's a good thing that the Winnipeg Jets are already committed to their fate as a lottery team this season, as the injury hits just keep on coming.  The team announced on Thursday morning that defenseman Tyler Myers is now done for the remainder of the regular season, as he will need to undergo knee surgery right away and then hip surgery in the near future.  His recovery time is in the 20+ week range, but the team is expecting him to be close to ready for around training camp.

Myers, acquired from the Sabres last season, fit in quite well with the Jets in 2016, scoring 9 goals and 27 points in 73 games this season, currently ranking 284th overall in pool scoring.  The overall depth of the Jets blueline may have kept him from bigger minutes and more substantial numbers, but his contributions were pretty good, considering.

For Scott, this is his other Jets player, now on the shelf, as Nikolaj Ehlers has been away, due to an eye injury suffered a couple of weeks ago.  Now his team has no Winnipeg representation and his team is reeling this week, but I would say it is necessarily because of the Jets' injury situation.  Scott's team has dropped to 7th, currently tied with two other teams for the Basement Dweller nod this week and his outside hopes for 3rd place money are fading away.

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