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Jets' Postma out indefinitely after blood clot discovered in leg

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Paul Postma (right) is out indefinitely after a blood clot was discovered in his leg.

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DENVER – Winnipeg Jets defenceman Paul Postma has been shelved indefinitely by the team after it was discovered he has a blood clot in his leg.

Postma, 24, played in Saturday night’s 2-1 shootout victory over the Dallas Stars and was with the team this morning at the Pepsi Center doing some off-ice workout stuff at an optional skate. He played 15 minutes and 10 seconds against the Stars, blocking three shots and registering one of his own.

"We just learned of it today so we're doing some follow-up stuff on that as we speak," Jets coach Claude Noel said Sunday afternoon. "It's longer than week-to-week. It's unfortunate.

"He sensed that something was up, he just didn't know it was of that magnitude."

Postma doesn’t need to be hospitalized, but will be taking blood thinners and will remain with the team through the rest of the road trip before returning to Winnipeg after Tuesday’s game to be further evaluated by the team’s doctors.

Adam Pardy will draw into the lineup for the Jets for tonight’s game against the Colorado Avalanche and there are no immediate plans to call anyone up from St. John’s.

Ed.tait@freepress.mb.ca

Twitter: @WFPEdTait

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Updated on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 5:36 PM CDT: Updates medical details.

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