Western Conference Injuries: Jets, Blackhawks, Wild and Predators

Western Conference Injuries: Jets, Blackhawks, Wild and Predators

Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec could be done for the year



On the Winnipeg Jets …

Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun: Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec had arthroscopic knee surgery yesterday and could be out up to a month.

“The normal window is two to three weeks for a player,” head coach Paul Maurice said. “When you get to a goaltender, you have to expand that window, for just the movements. I won’t be lying to you if it’s longer.”

It’s likely that the pending unrestricted free agent Pavelec has played his last game with the Jets.

Ted Wyman: Pavelec hasn’t officially been shut down for the season.

On the Chicago Blackhawks …

Brian Hedger: Niklas Hjalmarsson and coach Joel Quenneville expect him to play on Thursday.

Tracey Myers: Hjarlmarsson and Johnny Oduya will skate today and “likely, good chance they could play on Thursday” according to Quenneville.

On the Minnesota Wild …

Michael Russo: Defenseman Christian Folin will miss at least the next three weeks with an upper-body injury.

On the Nashville Predators …

Adam Vingan: Defenseman Ryan Ellis practiced yesterday. He has been out with a lower-body injury. P.A. Parenteau was also on the ice.