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Winnipeg Jets lose 2 more key defencemen

The Winnipeg Jets' short-handed defence has received more bad news.

Jets recall blueliners Sami Niku and Nelson Nogier from AHL

Defenseman Nelson Nogier, left, is rejoining the Jets from the Manitoba Moose while Dmitry Kulikov, right, has been granted a personal leave from the team. (Andy Clayton-King/The Associated Press)

The Winnipeg Jets' short-handed defence has received more bad news.

Jets coach Paul Maurice said Josh Morrissey would miss a second straight game on Tuesday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins because of an undisclosed injury suffered Sunday in a pre-game warmup.

The team also announced Tuesday that defenceman Dmitry Kulikov has been granted a personal leave.

Defenceman Dustin Byfuglien has been on a personal leave since training camp.

To help fill the holes, the Jets recalled blueliners Sami Niku and Nelson Nogier from the AHL's Manitoba Moose.

The Jets (1-2) also announced forward Bryan Little (concussion) has been placed on injured reserve.

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