The Winnipeg Jets have placed top-scoring ahead Kyle Connor on injured reserve with a knee harm. It was recently reported that Connor can be out for six to eight weeks, with the winger slated to bear an MRI to find the extent of his harm. Winnipeg has used an emergency recall to carry Dominic Toninato as much as the NHL roster in gentle of Connor’s transfer to IR.
Connor has been a significant focal piece of Winnipeg’s early season, with the winger tied for fourth in targets with 17 in 26 video games. He’s additionally managed 11 assists, bringing him as much as a team-high 28 factors. With the 27-year-old out for an prolonged interval, the Jets might want to look in direction of gamers like Mark Scheifele and Nikolaj Ehlers to hold further weight. The group has additionally benefited from NHL sophomore Cole Perfetti, who at the moment has 9 targets and 19 factors in 27 video games.
Toninato will function further ahead depth for the membership after scoring six factors by way of his first 9 AHL video games this season. The 29-year-old middle is in his fourth season with the Jets group, serving as a go-to further ahead for the group. He appeared in a single full season with the Jets in 2021-22, recording 14 factors and 22 penalty minutes in 77 video games. It was the primary full season of Toninato’s profession after making his debut within the 2017-18 season. He’s additionally appeared in 64 video games with Winnipeg’s AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose, scoring 24 targets and 45 factors. Toninato was initially drafted within the fifth spherical of the 2012 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs and is showing together with his third NHL franchise in Winnipeg.