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.
Ladd (sports hernia) might need offseason surgery.
Ladd played through a sports hernia in the first round loss against the Ducks. He will see a specialist and might opt for surgery. He said the injury limited his explosiveness on skates, but was not a major issue.
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.
Byfuglien had a dislocated rib that never healed properly, but he was able to play through it vs. Anaheim. After posting 45 points (18G / 27A) in the regular season, he had just one assist and a minus-4 rating in the four-game sweep.
Pavelec allowed five goals on 31 shots in the Jets 5-4 overtime loss in Game 3. After losing the first three games of the series, the Jets are up against the wall tonight. Pavelec has posted a 3.61 GAA and .893 SV% through three games, but the Jets will need to be better defensively in front of him if they don’t want to get swept tonight.
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.
The Jets have recalled Nikolaj Ehlers from Halifax (QMJHL).
Ehlers, 19, was the Jets first round pick (9th overall) in last summer’s entry draft. He had 101 points (37G / 64A) in 51 games with Halifax this season. In the playoffs, he registered 31 points (10G / 21A) in 14 games before they were eliminated. Ehlers is not expected to play, but he has been recalled to get an off-ice feel of NHL playoff hockey.