Ugly-Looking Injury For Jets' Gabriel Vilardi

He was the biggest part of the return for the Winnipeg Jets from their blockbuster trade of Pierre-Luc Dubois to the Los Angeles Kings this past summer. But now the Jets' top-line winger won't be back on the ice for some time. 

Vilardi suffered a scary-looking knee injury Tuesday night after being wiped out against the boards in a match-up with his former team. 

Vilardi's leg awkwardly collapsed under him after he was tripped into the boards by Blake Lizotte. He was unable to put any weight on the right leg as he left the ice in obvious pain. 

It's now been confirmed that Vilardi will be out four-to-six weeks with a sprained MCL.

Vilardi is coming off a breakthrough 23-goal season with the Kings last year, with 41 points in 63 games, and a plus-10 rating.

This is a brutal blow for the Jets, and a double-whammy that it actually occurred against Vilardi's former team, who now have Dubois skating for them.