Jets put Dano on IR after scary end boards crash


Winnipeg’s had its fair share of major injuries this season, and suffered another one on Thursday night.

Marko Dano, the former first-round pick acquired in the Andrew Ladd-to-Chicago trade, has been placed on IR after a nasty crash in last night’s loss to Columbus.

“It’s not good,” Jets head coach Paul Maurice said of Dano’s lower-body injury, per the Winnipeg Sun. “We’re talking about weeks, easy.”

Dano went feet-first into the end boards behind the Columbus goal during the second period, and immediately began writhing in pain. He had to be helped off the ice by teammates and, obviously, did not return to the game.

The 22-year-old opened the year with Winnipeg’s AHL affiliate, but has been fairly productive since being recalled in early November. Dano had 10 points through 28 games, while averaging 11:28 TOI per night.

With Dano out, the Jets recalled Andrew Copp from Manitoba. Winnipeg is still without injured forward Alexander Burmistrov and blueliner Tyler Myers.