Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Jets winger Miettinen out of lineup for opening game

  • Print

The grind that will be the 2013 National Hockey League season hasn’t even started yet and already the Winnipeg Jets are down a man.

Winger Antti Miettinen missed today’s training camp sessions after apparently suffering an ‘upper-body’ injury on Monday.

"He’s going to be out indefinitely," said Jets’ head coach Claude Noel after Day 3. "We’re doing some further testing on some things on him to assess the situation. It’s not day to day. He won’t be a player for Saturday."

The Jets open their condensed 48-game schedule Saturday at home to the Ottawa Senators, with puck drop at MTS Centre scheduled for 2 p.m. The team does hope to have an answer on Nik Antropov, who skated Saturday but apparently suffered an injury in the KHL, later this week. He could be back on the ice as early as Wednesday.

Miettinen’s absence meant that rookie Mark Scheifele was working on a line with Alex Burmistrov and Alex Ponikarovsky while the top two lines --- Olli Jokinen centering Evander Kane and Kyle Wellwood and Bryan Little between Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler – remained intact.

It also opens the door for another player to step up and possibly grab a bigger role.

"We don’t have a lot of numbers right here so there’s a lot of things that can transpire between today and Saturday," said Noel. "Antropov is a question. We’re making assessments and seeing what’s what. We’ll move people around and continue to do that with the next couple of days."

 

Ed.tait@freepress.mb.ca

Twitter: @WFPEdTait

default video player to use on WFP

default video player to use on WFP
Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Drew Willy says team couldn't get anything going

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • A gosling stares near water at Omands Creek Park-See Bryksa 30 day goose challenge- Day 25– June 21, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • Young goslings jostle for position to take a drink from a puddle in Brookside Cemetery Thursday morning- Day 23– June 14, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

What's your take on a report that shows violent crime is decreasing in Winnipeg?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google