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Jets’ Enstrom leaves game, won’t return versus Penguins

Feb 15, 2013, 7:41 PM EDT

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The Winnipeg Jets’ defense just can’t get healthy. During the same night that Zach Bogosian is making his season debut, valuable blueliner Tobias Enstrom left Friday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins and won’t return, according to the Winnipeg Sun’s Ken Wiebe.

No, it wasn’t because of a Matt Cooke hit, but it was another hit that seemed innocuous enough. It looks like Enstrom banged up his right arm after a Pascal Dupuis check.

The 28-year-old blueliner has been a little fragile lately. He missed 20 games last season and 10 contests in 2010-11 after playing all 82 games in the first three campaigns of his career.

Enstrom’s been one of the league’s most underrated defensemen for a few seasons, but he’s been even more productive than usual. He’s currently atop all blueliners in 2013 with 13 points in 12 games, seeing more ice time (25:51 minutes per game) than he’s ever received before.

Winnipeg was forced to play a handful of games without Dustin Byfuglien and just got Bogosian back tonight, so their blueline has faced some tough injury luck so far.

The Jets just hope that Enstrom catches a better break than Erik Karlsson and the Ottawa Senators.

  1. eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 15, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    PHT is inciting the incident involving the Sens and outwardly taking the Sens tone against Matt Cooke and I think it not well thought out and is bush league on their part

  2. chanceoffleury1 - Feb 15, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Taking out Letang’s competition for the Norris one by one. Muahahahaha! Still trying to figure out how to take care of Shattenkirk and Pietrangelo, though…….

    [sarcasm, obviously]

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 15, 2013 at 8:29 PM

      Sorry but pens fans are ultra sensitive to their players if a statement like this was posted in the same vain you did,,, so based on that we have to give you a thumbs down even though you clarified it as sarcasm it don’t work here !

  3. sportsfreak13 - Feb 15, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    Matt Cooke had a shot on goal today. League might want to look at it, he might of had intent to injure Pavelec.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 15, 2013 at 9:03 PM

      PHT would describe his shot on goal this way ! Matt skated up to the goalie mugged him proceeded to rip his mask of kicked him in the nuts while the goalie was down skated to the top of the slot ripped a high hard one then proceeded to kick said goalie in the teeth then went in the goalies pants and took his lunch money ! He wasn’t done emptied his gatorade bottle and filled it with piss !

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