Just one day before the Heritage Classic between the Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames, the former is going in without one of their forwards.
Mason Appleton suffered a broken foot while playing some casual football on the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ field, Jets head coach Paul Maurice confirmed to TSN’s Darren Dreger.
Maurice confirms Mason Appleton broke a bone in his foot playing football on the field at Mosaic Stadium prior to today’s practice.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) October 26, 2019
Averaging just over 10 minutes of ice-time through nine games, Appleton has not scored a point yet this season and might have to wait until the calendar flips to 2020 to get one. In the 2018-19 season, the forward had three goals and 10 points in 36 games.
The Jets have a 5-6-0 record and will face the Flames on the very field where Appleton suffered his injury in the Heritage Classic Saturday at Mosaic Stadium in Regina.
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