In the midst of a solid sophomore season, it’s easy to understand why there would be anxious moments for Jets fans after forward Nikolaj Ehlers was hurt Friday.
The 21-year-old Ehlers, with 49 points in 64 games, was hurt midway through the second period versus the St. Louis Blues after he was on the receiving end of a massive open-ice hit from Ryan Reaves.
Ehlers jumped up to glove the puck ahead and was promptly knocked to the ice by Reaves. He remained down, while the hit drew a reaction from the crowd and from his Winnipeg teammates.
Reaves received a minor penalty for roughing, while Ehlers went to the dressing room for further evaluation before eventually returning.