Winnipeg Jets Young Forward Out Long-Term After Awkward Injury

Winnipeg Jets forward Rasmus Kupari is encountering a significant setback in his young NHL career due to a shoulder injury sustained during a recent game against the New Jersey Devils.

The 23-year-old Finnish player, acquired from the Los Angeles Kings in a trade last summer, had been striving to find his footing with the Jets, recording just one assist in 15 games this season while averaging limited ice time.

His struggles were compounded when he fell awkwardly into the boards during the first period of the Devils game, ultimately leading to an estimated four to six weeks on the sidelines, as confirmed by interim head coach Scott Arniel.

This injury adds to the challenges Kupari has faced in transitioning to his new team, and it leaves the Jets with a void to fill in their forward lines.

Winnipeg will be eager for his swift recovery and a return to form once he heals from his shoulder injury.

Over his three-year career, Kupari has scored nine goals and 30 total points across 145 games played.

Despite these early setbacks, Kupari's potential, as a former first-round pick (20th overall) in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, remains promising, and fans remain hopeful that he will play a significant role in the Jets' future success. Photo Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports