Sport Nikolaj Ehlers injury update: Jets winger’s status unclear after sitting out Game 3 loss

16:35  17 may  2018
16:35  17 may  2018 Source:

NHL playoffs 2018: Jets, Predators couldn't get any closer entering Game 7

  NHL playoffs 2018: Jets, Predators couldn't get any closer entering Game 7 One of the most entertaining series of the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs will conclude on Thursday, when the Jets and Predators play Game 7 at Bridgestone Arena.They haven't disappointed so far, and perhaps unfortunately, the series will have to come to an end Thursday night when they play a Game 7 at Bridgestone Arena (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC).

Nikolaj Ehlers had 13:40 of ice time in the Jets ' 4-0 loss to the Predators on Monday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game . Ehlers (undisclosed injury ) will play in Game 1 against the Predators after sitting out last Friday when the Jets eliminated the Wild.

Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers was a surprise scratch from Friday' s series-clinching Game 5 win over the Wild. As Winnipeg skated out onto the Bell MTS Place ice for pregame warmups, Ehlers was not among his teammates — an unexpected absence after the winger practiced in full Thursday morning.

a man riding skis down a snow covered slope: Nikolaj Ehlers © (Getty Images) Nikolaj Ehlers

Will Nikolaj Ehlers return to the lineup in time to salvage his postseason scoring drought?

After being sidelined for the Jets' Game 3 loss to the Golden Knights on Wednesday, the forward's status for Game 4 remains uncertain.

Ehlers was held out of Wednesday's matchup with an undisclosed injury after also sitting out the team's optional morning skate, according to ESPN.

Ehlers, 22, is the team's third-leading points producer this season after finishing the regular-season with 29 goals and 31 assists, though he has yet to score a goal through 13 games in the playoffs.

The Golden Knights hold a 2-1 series lead over the Jets in the Conference Finals, with Game 4 scheduled for Friday at 8 p.m. ET.

Chris Paul injury update: Rockets guard's status for Game 7 'less likely than likely' .
Paul suffered a right hamstring injury in the final minute of Thursday's Game 5 win, but will re-evaluated before the deciding game.After being ruled out for the team's 115-86 loss to the Warriors in Game 6 on Saturday, the Rockets point guard is expected to sit out the deciding Game 7 with his hamstring injury.

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