Ehlers out indefinitely with eye injury


There’s concern in Winnipeg, where 20-year-old Nikolaj Ehlers is out indefinitely with an eye injury.

“Ehlers took a puck on the visor and the visor broke, which caused an injury,” Jets coach Paul Maurice said today, per the Winnipeg Free Press. “He has some blood in the eye chamber. We don’t know the extent of it. We’ll know in the next 24 hours once he sees specialists and he’s tested.”

Ehlers, the ninth overall pick in the 2014 draft, suffered the injury last night in overtime against the Islanders.

“We have no expectation of anything long-term,” Maurice said. “But the longer we think it takes to dissipate, that’s going to extend that injury because he won’t get on a bike or go for a brisk walk until it’s completely gone.”

Maurice said a further update could come tomorrow.

Ehlers, a rookie, has 13 goals and 18 assists in 63 games for the Jets this season.