BREAKING: Young Jets First Rounder Injured

Published October 5, 2023 at 9:21 PM
BY TOM BANKS
     
The Winnipeg Jets have made some solid moves this summer, and while their veteran core remains full of talent, they'll be relying on some young names to step up in a big way in 2023-24.

An unfortunate injury



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One of those players expected to compete for a key spot on the blue line is former first-round pick Ville Heinola, but unfortunately, on the eve of the season, he's been taken off the ice after a scary incident.



According to the Jets social media, Heinola won't return to this game after what's being described as a lower body injury, and now, they'll be crossing their fingers that he can return for the season opener in Calgary.


The 22-year old played in 10 games a season ago, notching just one assist in 13 MPG of ice time, but now, the pressure is on for him to step into a key role in 2023-24, so hopefully this isn't an injury that keeps him out a long time.
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