Jets’ Appleton breaks bone in foot playing football before practice

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Winnipeg Jets forward Mason Appleton (82) shoots on goal with defense from Minnesota Wild defenseman Carson Soucy (60) in the first period of an NHL hockey game. (Andy Clayton-King/AP)

Winnipeg Jets forward Mason Appleton is expected to miss multiple weeks with a broken bone in his right foot, head coach Paul Maurice told reporters Friday

Appleton sustained the injury attempting to intercept a pass when the team was playing football ahead of practice at Mosaic Stadium. The 23-year-old was seen walking with crutches and in a walking boot.

The sixth-round pick from the 2015 NHL draft has not scored a point in nine games this season after putting up 10 points across 36 games last season. The Jets play the Calgary Flames in the Heritage Classic in Regina on Oct. 26.

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