Jets’ Mathieu Perreault might miss rest of regular season with injury

Jets forward Mathieu Perreault has 18 goals and 18 assists this season.

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The Winnipeg Jets will likely have to continue their drive to the postseason without Mathieu Perreault, while Drew Stafford is considered day to day.

Both forwards were injured in Winnipeg’s 5-4 shootout win over Edmonton on Monday.

Coach Paul Maurice said Perreault had a ”significant lower-body injury.”

”We would be hopeful that he’ll return by the end of the regular season,” Maurice said after practice on Wednesday. ”If he does, it won’t be much sooner than that.”

That means Winnipeg will have to continue its playoff push without Perreault, a key forward. The Jets entered Wednesday’s games in contention for a playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Maurice said Stafford is day to day with an upper-body injury and will skate before Winnipeg’s game in Washington on Thursday.