Tyler Myers made his debut for the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday, and it … could have gone better.
For one thing, the Nashville Predators beat his new team 3-1 tonight. Even worse, Nashville’s own really large, hard-shooting defenseman Shea Weber sent a shot that connected with Myers’ knee, leaving him in obvious pain late in the third period.
On the bright side, it might not be the absolute worst-case scenario. Puck Daddy’s Josh Cooper sheds a little light on his situation right after the contest:
So, maybe a bullet was dodged, although Myers would probably say that Weber’s shot didn’t feel a lot better.
While there were flashes of brilliance – or at least Winnipeg taking advantage of Myers’ powerful shot on a team that already boasts Dustin Byfuglien’s bomb – it had to be a bit of an empty feeling tonight.
The Jets are probably just hoping they only lost the game and not their shiny new defenseman, though.