The depth of the Winnipeg Jets’ defence corps is about to face its stiffest test of the season. As the Jets get set to return from the all-star break, a source confirmed the Jets will be without blueliner Jacob Trouba for an extended period of time because of an ankle injury. Trouba suffered the injury in the latter stages of overtime on Thursday as the Jets lost 4-3 in a shootout to the Anaheim Ducks. Trouba had an assist and played one of his best games of the season, while logging a team-high 27:05 of ice time. Trouba has three goals and 20 points in 50 games with the Jets this season and is averaging just over 22 minutes of ice time per game. The pairing of Trouba and Josh Morrissey has been flourishing in a shutdown role this season. The Jets were already without defenceman Dmitry Kulikov last game after he was drilled from behind by San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl.
Jacob Trouba Could Miss Six To Eight Weeks
Winnipeg Sun | Jan 29