The NHL has suspended Jacob Trouba for two games for his hit on Mark Stone.
Trouba had a high-hit on Stone on Sunday and will miss this Tuesday’s game vs. Toronto and next Tuesday’s game vs. the Wild as a result. Stone left the game with an injury and did not return. Julian Melchiori will fill in for Trouba, unless Toby Enstrom is suddenly ready to return.
Trouba will not play on Tuesday; could play on Thursday.
Trouba was back on the ice with the Jets on Tuesday after signing a two-year deal on Monday. The blur liner skated as an extra and will be scratched on Tuesday, but head coach Paul Maurice said Trouba could play as early as Thursday.
The Jets have signed Jacob Trouba to a two-year deal worth $6 million ($3.0M AAV).
After holding out of training camp and the first month of the season, the Jets were finally able to sign restricted free agent Jacob Trouba to a two-year deal. Trouba is regarded as one of the best young defenseman in the NHL and signing him is huge for the Jets' success in 2016-17. Trouba had 21 points (6G / 15A) in 81 games with the Jets last season.
Trouba missed Friday’s practice with an upper-body injury, which foreshadowed his absence from the lineup tonight. With Trouba out and listed as day-to-day, Josh Morrissey has been recalled from Manitoba (AHL) and will make his NHL debut on Saturday.
Trouba suffered a broken hand in the first round vs. Anaheim.
Had the Winnipeg Jets advanced into the second round of the playoffs, Trouba might not have been in the lineup. The team revealed on Friday that the defenceman broke a bone in his left hand in Game 2.Trouba, who is set to undergo surgery, told reporters he could only use two fingers on his left hand after Game 2.
The Jets have activated Jacob Trouba (upper-body) from IR; will play tonight.
Trouba has missed the last 16 games with an upper-body injury, but will return tonight vs. the Blue Jackets. Trouba has registered 12 points (4G / 8A) with a plus-3 rating in 31 games before getting hurt. He will replace Mark Stuart in tonight’s lineup.