November 04, 2011
In the first 11 games of the season for the new version of the Winnipeg Jets, defenseman Tobias Enstrom(notes) has one goal and five assists. But it is looking like it will be some time before the 26-year-old native of Sweden gets to add any numbers to those stats.
The Winnipeg Free Press reports that the Jets' best defenseman has a broken collarbone that will keep him out indefinitely. The injury came in Monday's game against the Florida Panthers when Enstrom was taken down by a hit from forward Jack Skille(notes). Enstrom headed back to Winnipeg after the game rather than to the team's next matchup against the New York Islanders.
Enstrom leads the Jets in minutes played and in scoring among defensemen as well as playing pivotal roles on the team's power-play and penalty-kill units, the Free Press points out.