Winnipeg Jets Jacob Trouba out with Concussion

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Jacob Trouba
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 23: Jacob Trouba #8 of the Winnipeg Jets skates against the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center on December 23, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Islanders defeated the Jets 5-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Winnipeg Jets have announced that defensemen Jacob Trouba has suffered a concussion and will be out indefinitely.

Jacob Trouba Injured

Trouba was injured during Wednesday’s game after taking a hard hit from Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn. He didn’t return to the game afterwards.

So far this season, Trouba has scored three goals and 19 assists for 22 points in 52 games. He also added 32 minutes in penalties. His possession numbers were 50.5% Corsi and a relative Corsi of 0.1%.

Over his five-year NHL career, Trouba has only played for the Winnipeg Jets. He has put up 34 goals and 93 assists for 127 career points in 323 career games. He was originally drafted in the first round, ninth overall of the 2012 NHL Entry by the Winnipeg Jets.

What This Means for the Future

Trouba and the Jets have had a rough year on the injury front. For Trouba, This is his second injury this year, as he missed 20 games earlier in the season with an ankle injury. For the Jets, they have lost other players to concussions this year including goaltenders Steve Mason and Michael Hutchinson. They have also lost defenseman Dmitry Kulikov for the year who is out for the year with back surgery.

With the NHL Playoffs set to begin in a few weeks, this injury could end up being crucial to the Jets. Trouba has been playing on the first defensive pairing this year with Josh Morrissey and is averaging close to 22 minutes of ice time per game. The Jets will look to Dustin Byfuglien to take over on the top line during Trouba’s absence. Expect Tucker Poolman to get more minutes down the stretch.

The Jets currently sit in second place in the Central Division behind the Nashville Predators, who have already punched their ticket to the playoffs.

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