Little is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury.
Little suffered the injury in the first period of the Jets' season opener on Thursday and will be out long-term. This is a tough break for the Jets' second line centre, who has missed 37 games over the last two years and finished last season on IR. Alex Burmistrov is expected to draw into the lineup for Little after serving as a healthy scratch yesterday. This will also elevate Mathieu Perreault to the second line.
Little left Thursday’s game with a lower-body injury and did not return.
Little played just 2:48 in the first period before exiting the game with a lower-body injury. Little missed 25 games last year and a total of 37 games over the previous two seasons, so injuries are nothing new for the 28-year-old centre. After the game head coach Paul Maurice did not have an update on Little’s condition, so consider him day-to-day until more information is available.
Little will miss the rest of the regular season with a compression fracture of the T6 vertebrae.
Little is expected to be out for eight weeks after suffering a vertebrae fracture. With just over six weeks left in the regular season, Little will be shut down but is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for the 2016-17 season.
Little (head) could play Tuesday; will depend on how he feels following the morning skate.
Little missed Saturday’s game in Florida, but could play Tuesday vs. the Stars. He is expected to take part in the morning skate and will be evaluated when it’s over. If he feels good enough to play, he will be in the lineup.
Little (undisclosed) did not take part in the morning skate; listed as a game-time decision.
Little missed the morning skate and has been listed as a game-time decision tonight. The Jets don’t get underway until 8 p.m. so there could be an update on his status at 6 p.m. or not until warmups at 7:30 p.m. He is a risky option as a daily option.
Little is not on the ice for warmups; not expected to play.
Little has just one assist in five games since returning to the lineup on March 31st and will sit out because he could be little banged up still. With the Jets securely into the playoffs, they have the luxury to sit players like Little.
Little (upper-body) is not expected to play on Thursday.
Little came onto the ice in a no-contact jersey late in the Jets morning skate, which suggests he will miss his third straight game. Little remains day-to-day, so monitor his status before Saturday’s game in Tampa Bay.