Winnipeg Jets middle Bryan Little was hospitalized after being escorted off the ice within the third quarter Tuesday night time in a sport in opposition to the New Jersey Devils.

With greater than 12 minutes left within the sport, Little took a slap shot close to the ear from his teammate Nikolaj Ehlers. He collapsed to the ice and blood might be seen earlier than he left the ice.

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The Jets stated Wednesday that Little was taken to an area Winnipeg hospital earlier than being taken to the Well being Sciences Centre in Winnipeg for additional commentary within the neurological unit. The workforce stated he was alert and in “good spirits” as he was being checked out.

Little wanted 25-30 stitches to shut up the lower, in accordance with USA Right this moment.

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Little missed the primary 9 video games of the season with a concussion.

The 31-year-old Canadian has been with the Jets because the workforce was nonetheless the Atlanta Thrashers in 2007. He performed all 82 video games final yr, scoring 15 targets and recording 26 assists.

Winnipeg Jets’ Bryan Little (18) is helped after getting hit within the head with the puck in opposition to the New Jersey Devils through the third interval of an NHL hockey sport, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 
(Canadian Press through AP)

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The Jets misplaced the sport vs. the Devils in a shootout. The workforce performs the Vancouver Canucks on Friday.