Jets’ Josh Morrissey to sit for ‘precautionary reasons’ vs. Penguins

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) tries to shoot past Winnipeg Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey (44) in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, March 12, 2018, in Washington. (Alex Brandon/AP)

Another blow to the Winnipeg Jets‘ blue line.

Head coach Paul Maurice told reporters that defenceman Josh Morrissey will be held out of the team’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, as per JetsTV reporter Mitchell Clinton.

The 24-year-old is slated to miss the game due to precautionary reasons as he didn’t feel well roughly an hour after the Jets’ practice Monday.

Morrissey was sidelined for the club’s game Sunday against the New York Islanders because of an upper-body injury sustained during warmups.

This is the latest blow to the Jets’ already shorthanded D-corps.

The team announced earlier Tuesday that Dmitry Kulikov has been granted a personal leave and will miss the game against the Penguins. Veteran Dustin Byfuglien has also been suspended by the club as he mulls his future.

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