Jets’ Morrissey injured during warm-ups ahead of loss to Islanders

Josh Morrisey makes a great play as he sets up Blake Wheeler with a pin-point pass to give the Jets a late lead over the Sabres.

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Josh Morrissey will not play in Sunday night’s game against the New York Islanders due to an upper-body injury sustained during pre-game warm-ups, the team announced.

Jets’ coach Paul Maurice said after the game that keeping Morrissey out of the lineup was a precautionary move after being “dinged up” during the warm-up and that, moving forward, he will be considered day-to-day.

Morrissey had appeared in both of the Winnipeg’s games so far this season. The 24-year-old skated for more than 24 minutes in the season-opener and more than 27 minutes in the second game of the year, his role increased after the Jets’ blue line lost many a key name over the off-season.

A 13th-overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, Morrissey is in his fourth full season with the Jets, having posted 78 points through 225 career games in Winnipeg.

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