The Winnipeg Jets could be missing some important players in the second half of their Florida road swing.
Defenceman Josh Morrissey and centre Adam Lowry are doubtful to play in Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning after both suffered lower-body injuries against the Florida Panthers.
Morrissey left the game in the second period against the Panthers but did return for the third but only took one shift before going back to the locker room. Lowry left late in the third period and did not return.
Jets coach Rick Bowness told reporters that both players would be re-evaluated on Sunday but doesn’t expect either one to play.
Morrissey has been crucial to Winnipeg’s success this season sitting second on the team with 67 points in 65 games while leading all Jets players in ice time averaging 24:06 per game.
Lowry was well on his way to registering a career-high season with the Jets scoring 27 points in 65 games, the most he’s had since recording 29 points in 82 games during the 2016-17 season. The 29-year-old is also second on the team with 462 faceoff wins.