Ehlers week-to-week with MCL sprain

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Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers is week-to-week with an MCL sprain after taking a knee-on-knee hit from Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov during Tuesday's contest, according to TSN's Darren Dreger.

The Jets placed the 25-year-old on injured reserve earlier Thursday.

The incident occurred in the third period of the Jets' 4-3 overtime loss. Ehlers was slow to get up and had to be helped off the ice.

There was no penalty called on the play, but Orlov was suspended for two games Wednesday.

Ehlers was initially expected to miss Winnipeg's next three games, according to the Winnipeg Free Press' Mike McIntyre.

The native of Denmark has 25 points in 34 games this season.

The Jets are set for a busy weekend with back-to-back matchups against the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins.

Ehlers week-to-week with MCL sprain
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