Connor has been a healthy scratch for the last five games and will head to Manitoba to get more playing time. Connor made the team out of training camp, but only picked up one goal and three assists (four points) in 19 games.
The Jets have placed Kyle Connor (upper-body) on injured reserve.
Connor was injured on a hit from behind by Kings’ forward Kyle Clifford on Sunday and the injury will keep him out for at least one week, which is why he was moved to IR immediately. His movement to IR opened up a roster spot for the Jets’ to recall Chase De Leo from Manitoba (AHL).
The Jets have signed Kyle Connor to a three-year, two-way deal worth $5.325M ($1.775M AAV).
Connor, 19, was a Hobey Baker Finalist this season after scoring 35 goals and 36 assists (71 points) in 38 games with the University of Michigan. Connor was the 17th overall pick in 2015 and had a massive Freshman season in Ann Arbor and will turn pro with the Jets next season.