Myers held back: Jets D-man skates in smaller group

Myers held back: Jets D-man skates in smaller group

When Tyler Myers wasn’t on the ice with the rest of the regulars on Saturday morning, it raised a few eyebrows.

Although Myers is coming off his first fully healthy season in quite some time, it was natural to wonder if the towering blue-liner had suffered an injury – especially since he was limited to only 11 games during the 2016-17 season.

But between sessions, Myers made his way onto the ice with goalie Eric Comrie and fellow defencemen Leon Gawanke and Giovanni Valatti.

When he met with the media, Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice was quick to point out there was nothing to be concerned about when it comes to Myers’ health.

“He’s fine. He skated. He just didn’t skate with first group, so (it’s) minor,” said Maurice. “All of these guys train and push hard all summer and sometimes, a couple days before, there will be something they don’t like and then we go through that full fitness testing. I’m not talking about the grinding part of it, the doctors take a look at it. I don’t have him in the game Monday, but he may be on the ice full (on Sunday) If he isn’t, he’s not that far off.”

The only player on the training camp roster that didn’t skate on Saturday was defenceman Declan Chisholm, who was chosen by the Jets in the fifth round of the 2018 NHL Draft.

None of the ailments the blue-liners are dealing with are considered serious.

“I’m not hiding any injuries right now, people,” said Maurice. “Not yet.”



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