Winnipeg Jets forward Cole Perfetti playing against the Edmonton Oilers.
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Winnipeg Jets Reveal Star Player Is Dealing With An Injury

Published January 14, 2024 at 4:19 PM

Today during a press conference Winnipeg Jets head coach Rick Bowness let it slip that one of the team's star players is dealing with an injury. The injury is impacting how the Jets use this player according to Bowness.

Winnipeg Jets Reveal Star Player Is Injured

Rick Bowness spoke to the media this morning and talked about the state of the Winnipeg Jets. As part of his update, Bowness revealed that star forward Cole Perfetti is dealing with an injury.

Bowness revealed that Perfetti has a wrist injury that has limited him in recent games. The injury has let the Jets to limit how many faceoffs he takes so that it is not made worse.

Interesting comment from Rick Bowness today. Said Cole Perfetti's wrist isn't 100 per cent, so they're being cautious when it comes to him taking faceoffs right now. #NHLJets

Perfetti has started to break out and become a star at the age of 22. This injury is a bump in the road that the Jets hope does not turn into a serious issue.

Perfetti Breaking Out For The Jets

Cole Perfetti was the 10th overall pick in 2020. With any top-ten pick comes major expectations to produce. These are expectations that Perfetti is beginning to live up to.

Perfetti this season in 42 games has 29 points and 14 goals. He has split his time between center and wing and shown that he has some major upside as he continues to develop. As the season continues on Perfetti will be a key part of the Winnipeg Jets chances to contend.

The Winnipeg Jets and Perfetti will continue to proceed cautiously as they try and keep pushing forward towards the playoffs. The Jets next play Tuesday against the New York Islanders this will be the next opportunity to evaluate how effective Perfetti is despite his apparent injury.
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Winnipeg Jets Reveal Star Player Is Dealing With An Injury

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