Winnipeg Jets F Mathieu Perreault leaves game against Chicago after hit

Saturday January 17th, 2015

The Winnipeg Jets announced that center Mathieu Perreault would not return after being helped off the ice during Winnipeg's game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night.

According to the team, Perreault needed the assistance of the team's training staff to leave the ice with just under 10 seconds remaining in the second period, after sustaining a cross check from Chicago left wing Daniel Carcillo. Carcillo received a minor penalty for cross-checking.

The Jets Twitter account announced several minutes after the penalty was issued that Perreault would not return to the ice.

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Perreault, a 27-year-old with six years in the league, has 15 goals and 29 points in 44 games this year with the Jets. He joined Winnipeg this year after a one-year stint with the Anaheim Ducks and four years with the Washington Capitals.

Carcillo, 29, known as a fighter, has amassed 1,209 penalty minutes in his career. In his first two full seasons, he led the league in penalty minutes. He was suspended 10 games for shoving a linesman during the playoffs two years ago, but had the punishment reduced to six games.

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Winnipeg defeated the Blackhawks 4-2 to move to 24-15-8. The Jets face the Coyotes at home on Sunday at 7 pm EST, while Chicago (28-14-2) hosts the Dallas Stars on Sunday at 6 pm EST.

- Christopher Woody
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