Bryan Little
C WPG
4 months ago

Little notched a helper in Sunday's 2-1 defeat to the Golden Knights.

EDGE Analysis

Little's helper may have ended an eight-game pointless streak, but he still finished the season on a 12-game goal drought. The lack of production from Jets' third line was a significant factor to their inability to make it to the Stanley Cup Finals. The 30-year-old's productivity during the regular season was far superior, as he cracked the 40-point mark for the fifth consecutive season and eight time overall. If Paul Stastny doesn't re-sign with Winnipeg, Little is a near lock to rejoin the second-line alongside Patrik Laine and Nikolaj Ehlers, which will provide increased opportunities to rack up points during the 2018-19 campaign.

Bryan Little
C WPG
4 months ago

Little (undisclosed) took part in warmups before Monday's Game 6 against the Predators and is expected to play, Joshua Clipperton of The Canadian Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Little is expected to center Winnipeg's third line nestled between Nikolaj Ehlers and Joel Armia. The veteran didn't miss a game with this injury, although he was limited to 13:29 in Game 5. Nevertheless, it looks like the Jets will have their same lineup as they try and eliminate the Predators.

Bryan Little
C WPG
4 months ago

Little will be a game-time decision against the Predators for Game 6 on Monday with an undisclosed ailment, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

In the event Little is unable to give it a go, he will be replaced in the lineup by Matt Hendricks. The 29-year-old Little was limited to 13:29 of ice time in Game 5, which may have been the result of his mystery issue when you consider he was averaging 14:54 of ice time prior to that contest. The center provided assists in the first three outings of this second-round matchup with Nashville, but has been absent from the scoresheet in the last two.

Bryan Little
C WPG
5 months ago

Little set up a goal and had a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 7-4 win that saw the Jets take a 2-1 lead in their series against Nashville.

EDGE Analysis

The career-long Thrasher/Jet has now gotten his name on the scoresheet in four consecutive contests, having recorded a goal, three assists, and a plus-4 rating in that span. Though he's not utilized as a top-two pivot any longer, Little remains a highly effective player who makes Winnipeg a serious Stanley Cup contender while skating on its third line.

Bryan Little
C WPG
5 months ago

Little snagged a helper against the Predators in Sunday's Game 2 loss.

EDGE Analysis

Little has produced points in three consecutive contests, despite filling a bottom-six role for the club. The center's productivity comes even as his minutes have dropped compared to his regular-season average (14:35 versus 16:56). If the Jets are going to steal the series away from Nashville, the 29-year-old will be critical to the team's success by providing scoring depth.

Bryan Little
C WPG
5 months ago

Little collected an even-strength assist Friday in a 4-1 road win over the Predators to take Game 1 of the conference semifinals.

EDGE Analysis

Little played well in the first-round series against the Wild, as he collected a goal and an assist to complement a plus-3 rating over five games. However, it's a bit concerning that he didn't get a shot off in the opener against the Preds after registering only seven shots in the conference quarterfinals. Take what you can get from Little in playoff settings; he's a proven playmaker, but his third-line role isn't conducive to churning out the fantasy points.

Bryan Little
C WPG
5 months ago

Little found twine in a series-clinching win over the Wild on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Little only hoisted two shots on goal but was involved on one of the four scoring plays in the first period. He's finished with 42, 47 and 43 points, respectively, over the past three regular seasons to earn the reputation of a consistent year-over-year contributor.

Bryan Little
C WPG
6 months ago

Little registered a goal and a power-play assist in Sunday's 5-4 shootout win over the Predators.

EDGE Analysis

Little is incredibly consistent on a year-to-year basis, as he's bestowed 40-plus points on fantasy owners for three straight seasons. The 30-year-old is no longer counted on for 19-plus minutes of ice time like he was in the thick of his prime (he's averaging 17:11) but the rate of offensive production remains steady for Little.

Bryan Little
C WPG
6 months ago

Little scored a goal on three shots and added an assist in a 6-2 win over the Blackhawks on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

With Mark Scheifele banged up, Little was moved up to center the number-one line for the Jets in this one. It paid off for him, as he was able to end a six-game pointless streak. On top of that, this was his first goal in 11 contests.

Bryan Little
C WPG
7 months ago

Little (illness) was back at practice Thursday, Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg reports.

EDGE Analysis

Little -- who was under the weather Wednesday -- appears to be good to go for Friday's clash with the Red Wings. The 2006 first-round pick is currently bogged down in a four-game goal drought, during which he has managed a lone helper and a meager seven shots. Getting bumped from a line with Patrik Laine and Nikolaj Ehlers won't improve the center's chances of ending his goalless streak.