With just a couple weeks left in the regular season, the Winnipeg Jets will finish the year without defenseman Tyler Myers. He will require multiple surgeries to recover from a hip and a knee injury, the team announced Thursday.
Myers underwent knee surgery Thursday, a procedure that had to be done before he could have the necessary hip surgery.
Speaking with the press Thursday, coach Paul Maurice said that they knew he needed hip surgery after the season, but the knee surgery pushed up the timeline so that they can get him at full health to start next season.
The hip procedure will have a 16-20 week recovery timeframe.
“Tyler had his knee done this morning,” Maurice said. “He is done for the rest of the season. At the appropriate time when there is enough healing on the knee then he will have the hip done. Timing out hopefully that means mid August to September month that he will be cleared to get back to full training.”
The 6-foot-8 Calder Trophy winner will cap off his first full season in the Jets organization with nine goals and 27 points through 73 games. He finished with an essentially even — -.02% — relative Corsi For.
Coach Maurice's full comments on Myers, Stuart, Ehlers, and Armia ahead of tonight's game against Los Angeles.https://t.co/EqFmmSDD6P
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