During the team’s availability Wednesday, two days removed from its second-round sweep at the hands of the Montreal Canadiens, the Jets star revealed he had a posterior labrum tear in his shoulder “for a while” and a first-rib cartilage fracture.
Ehlers missed the first two games of the post-season and was sidelined since April 24 after taking a hit from Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Jake Muzzin.
The 25-year-old returned for Game 3 against the Edmonton Oilers, making an instant impact by scoring the OT winner in a 5-4 Jets victory.
Ehlers finished with three points in six post-season contests, putting up just a single assist against the Canadiens.
Overall, 2020-21 was the best season of Ehlers’ career as he finished with 46 points in 47 games, scoring at a career-high 0.98 point-per game clip.