As is being reported by the official Twitter profile of the Winnipeg Jets, defenceman Grant Clitsome is currently undergoing repairs after taking a stick under his visor midway through the first period of tonight's game against the New York Rangers.
#NHLJets Grant Clitsome has gone to the dressing room for repairs after Burmistrov's stick caught him under the visor. Stay tuned— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) April 1, 2013
UPDATE: Scott Brown of True North Sports and Entertainment has confirmed that Cltsome is done for the evening.
#NHLJets defenceman Grant Clitsome will not return to tonight's game vs New York Rangers.— Scott Brown (@BrownScottTN) April 1, 2013
Orignal fears seem to have been confirmed as Clitsome was struck by the stick of Alexander Burmistrov around the eye area. Had his injury been something as simple as stitching a wound, there would be no doubt of Clitsome's return.
We will continue to update Clitsome's status heading into tomorrow's game against the New York Islanders.