This in from the Winnipeg Jets, confirmation that neither forwards Nicolaj Ehlers nor Pierre-Luc Dubois will be in the line-up for Game One of the 2021 playoffs against the Edmonton Oilers.
The reaction out of Winnipeg had a fair amount of fear and loathing:
Drew Mindell, host of the Illegal Curve Hockey Show:
The Jets took an unnecessary risk playing regular skaters in the final, meaningless, game versus Toronto & now its cost them a top 6 forward for at least Game 1 of the playoffs. It was a bad decision even if they emerged perfectly healthy–tons of risk with minimal reward.
Jets fan Trevor Bazylo, in response to Mindell’s tweet:
Stupid. Stupid. Stupid .
Jets Nation hockey blog:
Yep, that’s a problem…
Jet Effect hockey blog:
no Ehlers & PLD makes for one scary game 1.
And from Murat Ates of the Athletic, Winnipeg’s likely lines and pairings: