Bryan Little, Jets' forward, out for the season with fractured vertebrae
Injury to team's No. 1 centre another setback
Coach Maurice announced Bryan Little is out for the season (compression fractured vertebrae). <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NHLJets?src=hash">#NHLJets</a> recall Halischuk from <a href="https://twitter.com/ManitobaMoose">@ManitobaMoose</a>.—@NHLJets
There was no call on the play at the time and Maurice was livid as Stalman in the same shift had a knee-on-knee collision with rookie Nikolaj Ehlers. At the start of the third period of that Tampa game, Maurice got into an argument with the referee before the puck was even dropped and was ejected from the game.
Little has 17 goals and 42 points in 57 games for the Jets this season and is second on the team in scoring. The injury to the Jets number one centre is another setback in a season that has had many high points for the team.
Little and captain Andrew Ladd lead the team with 17 goals each and now Little is out for the remainder of the season and Ladd is potentially on the trade block ahead of the NHL trade deadline on February 29. The Jets also announced that the recalled forward Matt Halischuk. Halischuk has played 13 games for the Jets this season and has yet to register a point.
So Bryan Little is done for the season. The tank just got sadder. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NHLJets?src=hash">#NHLJets</a>—@jstar1973
Maurice getting kicked out for yelling at the ref and "losing it" doesn't seems so stupid now. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoJetsGo?src=hash">#GoJetsGo</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WeAreJetsFans?src=hash">#WeAreJetsFans</a>—@WeAreJetsFans
oh my GOD that's awful I hope he makes a full recovery :( <a href="https://t.co/3BBMk6W4Ym">https://t.co/3BBMk6W4Ym</a>—@paciorettys
This injury ninja is wrecking my sports teams! First the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Habs?src=hash">#Habs</a> and now my <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Jets?src=hash">#Jets</a>! What the hell Hockey Gods? <a href="https://t.co/vTNp3f3C1N">https://t.co/vTNp3f3C1N</a>—@Tygerlylly