Opponent Delivers A Dirty Hit That Injures A Top Jets Prospect

Published September 30, 2023 at 6:06 PM

Top Jets prospect Elias Salomonsson was injured in last night's preseason game after he took a hit from Angus Crookshank.

Salomonsson Injured In Preseason Game

Elias Salomonsson is arguably the Jets' best prospect on defense and while he was not going to make the NHL this season, the beginning of his year may be ruined as he left yesterday's preseason game with an apparent injury and did not return.

Senators Prospect Crosses The Line

Salomonsson was hit by Angus Crookshank, a Senators prospect and former fifth-round draft pick. Crookshank was given a minor penalty for roughing following the hit. Crookshank has not earned a reputation as a particularly dirty of even physical player to this point in his career. In fact, he has had several seasons where he posted single digit penalty minutes. This hit did not appear to be malicious but it could be considered a little much for preseason hockey.

Salomonsson is signed with Skellefta of the SHL through the 2025-26 season. He is expected to come over to North America full-time following the expiration of this contract.
September 30   |   114 answers
Opponent Delivers A Dirty Hit That Injures A Top Jets Prospect

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