Winnipeg Jets defenceman Josh Morrissey left Saturday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets with a lower-body injury and will not return.
Morrissey was injured in the second period of the game when a puck hit his leg on a dump in from the Jackets’ Eric Robinson. He had to be helped off and down the tunnel to the locker room and was seen on cameras favouring his right leg.
The 24-year-old has emerged as the leader on a Jets blue line that went under a major restructuring during the off-season. In 22 games this season, he has two goals and 14 points.
The Jets also lost defenceman Nathan Beaulieu to an injury after he blocked a shot in the second period. The team said Beaulieu will miss the rest of the game with an upper-body injury.
After the game, head coach Paul Maurice said Morrissey should be fine but Beaulieu would need more tests.