The Jets have inked Ben Chiarot to a two-year extension worth $1.7M.
Chiarot, 24, missed a chunk of time after having hand surgery this past season, but he finished his rookie season with eight points (2G / 6A) in 40 games with Winnipeg. In 24 games at the AHL level, he tallied four goals and five assists.
Chiarot is expected to be back in the lineup for Game 4.
Chiarot played in Game 1, but was a healthy scratch in games 2 and 3. Chiarot played 16:21 in Game 1 while paired with Dustin Byfuglien, tonight he is expected to be paired with Jacob Trouba. Chiarot had eight points (2G / 6A) in 40 games this season.
Chiarot had surgery on his hand; expected to miss six weeks.
Chiarot will be out until early-April after undergoing hand surgery. With Chiarot out, Jay Harrison will draw into the lineup if Dustin Byfuglien doesn’t go back to defense. The final lineup decision will come in Tuesday’s morning skate.
The Jets have recalled Ben Chiarot from St. John’s (AHL).
Chiarot, 23, has nine points (4G / 5A) in 24 games with St. John’s this season. He has just one game of NHL experience, but could make his season debut tomorrow with Tobias Enstrom on IR with a lower-body injury.
Others sent to St. John's today: forwards John Albert, Akim Aliu, Kevin Clark, Mike Forney, Riley Holzapfel, Eric O'Dell, Shawn Weller and Shayne Wiebe, defencemen Ben Chiarot, Mark Flood, Arturs Kulda, Julian Melchiori, Travis Ramsey, Zach Redmond and Cody Sol plus goaltenders Chris Carrozzi, Peter Mannino and Edward Pasquale.