Jets player’s return from frightening injury part of NHL DNA

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A day after a skate blade , Winnipeg Jets forward Morgan Barron was given Wednesday off.

“I would say that’s well-deserved, but we expect him to play (Thursday),” Jets coach Rick Bowness said.

The Jets will try to take a 2-0 lead in the first-round NHL playoffs series against the Golden Knights when the teams meet Thursday night in Las Vegas.

Barron didn’t even miss much of the series opener, getting cut by Vegas goalie Laurent Brossoit’s skate blade during a first-period scramble in front of the net. After going to the locker room, Barron returned a period later with more than 75 stitches and a full cage.