Another injury has hit the Winnipeg Jets blue line. Grant Clitsome is injured and has been labeled somewhere between day-to-day and week-to-week. This started a chain reaction of player moves.
No Grant Clitsome on the ice for #NHLJets. Team has called up Keaton Ellerby— Sara Orlesky (@saraorlesky) January 5, 2015
Julien Brouillette makes his debut tonight for the #NHLJets with Clitsome out.— Rick Ralph (@RickRalphTSN) January 5, 2015
Possibility that Zach Bogosian plays on the #NHLJets upcoming road trip— Sara Orlesky (@saraorlesky) January 5, 2015
Zach Bogosian's return to health is more than welcome. He skated today with no contact restrictions, so he should be back soon. Soon is not now though as the Jets depth will be stretched even further tonight. With everyone healthy at the start of the year, Toby Enstrom, Zach Bogosian, Jacob Trouba, Mark Stuart and Grant Clitsome were numbers one through five on the depth chart. They are all out.
Ellerby has been called up, but he is just returning to health himself. He isn't game ready.
Clitsome had been playing a big role as of late as well - often finishing second to Dustin Byfuglien in ice time. Byfuglien will have to continue his strong play with even more load on his shoulders. Can he do it again?