Winnipeg Jets place defenseman Tucker Poolman on injured reserve list

Defenseman Tucker Poolman has landed on the injured reserve list for the Winnipeg Jets ahead of Saturday’s match-up against Montreal.

The Jets recalled defenseman Logan Stanley in his place.

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Poolman didn’t play in the Jets’ first meeting with the Canadiens on Thursday, after leaving Sunday’s win over Vancouver early with an upper-body injury.

Coach Paul Maurice said after that game there wasn’t a specific moment that led to the blue-liner’s exit that night.

“There was no mechanism of injury,” Maurice told reporters Sunday night. “There wasn’t an event that happened on the ice — he just didn’t feel he could continue in the third. We’ll say it’s upper-body, and we’ll see how he feels in a couple of days.”

Sportsnet.ca’s Ken Wiebe says Poolman was on the ice with the Jets for a heavily-attended optional skate Saturday morning.

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Poolman missed 11 games earlier this season after landing on the team’s COVID/Reserve list.

The 27-year-old from East Grand Forks, Min., hasn’t recorded a point in his seven appearances with the Jets this season.

The Jets continue a four-game homestand Saturday night against Montreal — Kelly Moore brings you the pre-game show at 7 p.m., and Jamie Thomas and Paul Edmonds have the call of the game beginning at 9 p.m. on 680 CJOB.

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