Bryan Little C WPG 3 months ago

Little played with a dislocated rib in the Jets' playoff series against the Ducks, 680 CJOB Sports reports.

Little finishes the 2014-2015 campaign having registered 24 goals and 28 assists in 70 games with the Jets this season. He should be ready for the start of next season.

Bryan Little C WPG 3 months ago

Little tallied an assist and a power-play goal in Wednesday's series-ending loss to the Ducks.

Playing in the postseason for the first time in his career, Little acquitted himself well despite the Jets being on the receiving end of a series sweep. The 27-year-old found twine twice on his 10 shot attempts, while picking up an assist and supplying five hits.

Bryan Little C WPG 3 months ago

Little registered a goal in Monday's Game 3 loss to the Ducks.

Little's goal was the ultimate score during a second period in which both the Jets and Ducks combined to find twine five times. The center put a game-high six shots on net in the loss, earning first-star honors for his efforts.

Bryan Little C WPG 4 months ago

Little will not play in Saturday's regular-season finale against the Flames, Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

Little may be a bit banged up, but the Jets are likely just giving him a game off to get some rest before the playoffs. He finishes his 2014-15 regular season with 24 goals and 28 assists in 70 games.

Bryan Little C WPG 4 months ago

Little, who had missed 11 games with an upper-body injury, returned to action Tuesday against the Rangers, recording worth 19:41 of ice time.

Though Little -- who recorded three shots Tuesday -- did not notch a point in his return to action, he's in line to man the middle on the Jets' top line moving forward, which restores his fantasy utility in both daily and standard formats.

Bryan Little C WPG 4 months ago

Little (upper body) is slated to play Tuesday against the Rangers.

Little, who has missed the Jets' last 11 games, is slated to return to the team's top line on Tuesday. Prior to being sidelined, Little had recorded 24 goals and 51 points in 65 games for the Jets.

Bryan Little C WPG 4 months ago

Coach Paul Maurice said that he's tentatively expecting to have Little (upper body) back from injury by the April 4 game against the Canucks, Sara Orlesky of TSN reports.

Little didn't skate Thursday morning and will need at least a couple more practices with the team before drawing back into the lineup. He's taken longer to recover from the upper-body injury than anticipated, but so long as he can return in time to help the Jets solidify a playoff berth, the team is likely inclined to take things slowly with him. Adam Lowry has been the primary fill-in for Little, who has accumulated 24 goals and 27 assists over 65 games this season.

Bryan Little C WPG 4 months ago

Little (upper body) won't play on the Jets' two-game road trip, which starts Monday against the Oilers, according to Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun.

The same applies to Dustin Byfuglien, with both players having skated briefly at the end of Monday's morning practice. Little's next chance to play will arrive Thursday against Montreal.

Bryan Little C WPG 4 months ago

Little (upper body) isn't on track to play Saturday against the Capitals, Kirk Penton of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

Little was aiming for a return to action Saturday, but his absence from the Jets' morning skate suggests he won't be able to play quite yet. The Jets' top-line center was able to resume practicing earlier this week, but may need to get some additional contact work in before the team feels comfortable slotting him back into the lineup.

Bryan Little C WPG 5 months ago

Little (upper body) took part in Wednesday's practice.

It's Little's first practice with the Jets since suffering the injury about two weeks ago. The center apparently was pleased with how the session went and suggested he might be ready to play Saturday against the Capitals, but coach Paul Maurice was unwilling to confirm as much. The Jets will see how Little progresses over the next couple of days before identifying a return date.