Doctors have told Bryan Little he should not play hockey during the upcoming season.
Little has been dealing with concussion-like symptoms since taking a puck to the head last November and hasn't played since. Doctors have advised Little not to play in the 2021 season, so unfortunately this could be the end of the 32-year-old's career. Paul Stastny was acquired to serve as the Jets' No.2 centre, a role typically filled by Little.
Little (head) will not be a part of the Jets' Return to Play roster.
Little has not played since taking a puck to the ear on November 5 and will miss the 2020 playoffs. With Little out, the Jets are left with Mark Scheifele, Cody Eakin, Adam Lowry and Nick Shore as their four centres.
Little (ear) will miss the remainder of the season.
The Jets have placed Bryan Little (head) on IR.
Little was taken to hospital for stitches and evaluation after being hit in the head by a Nikolaj Ehlers shot on Tuesday. There is no word on how long Little will be sidelined but his move to IR means he'll miss at least two games. Joona Luoto was recalled from Manitoba (AHL) to take his spot on the roster.
Source: Jason Bell 11/7/19, 11:24 am EST
Little was hospitaliZEd on Tuesday after being struck near the ear by a shot.
Little had to receive 25-to-30 stitches to close a laceration and had to stay overnight for further evaluation. This latest injury effectively rules Little out for Friday's game and will likely sideline him for at last a few games.
Source: @WpgJetsPR 11/6/19, 3:07 pm EST
Little (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision on Friday.
Little was listed as questionable for Friday's game but head coach Paul Maurice told reporters that Little was feeling better this morning and will be a game-time decision in San Jose. Little is on a three-game point streak, scoring two goals with two assists during that stretch.
Little (concussion) will return to the Jets lineup on Sunday.
Little has missed the first nine games of the year but will make his season debut on Sunday. Little, who had 41 points (15G / 26A) in 82 games a season ago, will centre the Jets’ second line with Kyle Connor and Nikolaj Ehlers on his wings.
The Jets have placed Bryan Little (concussion) on IR.
Little has missed the first three games of the season and has been moved to IR to open up a roster spot for the Jets to recall Nelson Nogier from Manitoba (AHL) for Tuesday's game in Pittsburgh.
Source: Ken Wiebe 10/8/19, 10:35 am EST
Little (concussion) will not play in the Jets season opener.
Little is making progress and is scheduled to skate on Thursday but will not be in the lineup against the Rangers. With Little sidelined to begin the season, Andrew Copp will get a chance to show what he can do as the team’s No.2 centre between Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor.
Source: Ken Wiebe 10/3/19, 1:06 pm EST
Little left Sunday’s preseason game with an upper-body injury and did not return.
Little was blindsided by Wild forward Luke Kunin and left the ice with an upper-body injury and did not return. The Jets did not have an update on Little’s status post-game, so look for an update prior to Thursday’s season opener in New York.
Little (undisclosed) is on the ice for warmups; expected to play on Tuesday.
Source: Ken Wiebe 02/5/19, 7:33 pm EST
Little (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
Little missed Tuesday’s morning skate and will be a game-time decision for Tuesday’s game vs. the Sharks. Nic Petan will play if Little is out.
Source: Brian Munz 02/5/19, 12:44 pm EST
Little (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Game 6.
Source: Ken Wiebe 05/7/18, 3:06 pm EST
The Jets have signed Bryan Little to a six-year extension worth $31.746M ($5.291M AAV).
Little was entering the final year of a five-year deal with a $4.7M AAV, so the 29-year-old centre gets a bit of a raise starting in 2018-19. Little has been a strong playmaker for the Jets, but has had some concerns over the years, missing 60 games over the last three seasons. If he can stay on the ice, Little has 25-goal, 40-assist upside.
Little missed the morning skate but will play on Monday.
Little was held off of the ice during the Jets’ morning skate, but head coach Paul Maurice said Little is “fine” and will play tonight. Little will centre the Jets’ top line with Blake Wheeler and Mathieu Perreault on his wings.
Little (lower-body) will return to the Jets lineup on Tuesday.
Little has been sidelined since the season opener, but will get back into the lineup tonight vs. the Devils. Little will centre the Jets’ second line with Blake Wheeler and Drew Stafford on his wings. He is worth a pickup if he made it to waivers in standard leagues.
Source: Ted Wyman 11/29/16, 7:09 am EST
Little (lower-body) says he is ready to return to the lineup on Tuesday.
Little has been out since the season opener, missing the last 23 games with a lower-body injury. On Monday, Little skated on a line with with Blake Wheeler and Drew Stafford and is also expected to skate on the second power-play unit. Monitor Little’s status during the Jets’ morning skate on Tuesday.
The Jets have placed Bryan Little (lower-body) on IR.
Little was injured in the season opener and is not expected to be in the lineup in November. With Little moved to IR, the Jets have recalled Marko Dano from Manitoba (AHL).
Source: Ken Wiebe 10/28/16, 7:17 am EST
Little is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury.
Little suffered the injury in the first period of the Jets' season opener on Thursday and will be out long-term. This is a tough break for the Jets' second line centre, who has missed 37 games over the last two years and finished last season on IR. Alex Burmistrov is expected to draw into the lineup for Little after serving as a healthy scratch yesterday. This will also elevate Mathieu Perreault to the second line.
Source: @NHLJets 10/14/16, 10:12 am EST
Little left Thursday’s game with a lower-body injury and did not return.
Little played just 2:48 in the first period before exiting the game with a lower-body injury. Little missed 25 games last year and a total of 37 games over the previous two seasons, so injuries are nothing new for the 28-year-old centre. After the game head coach Paul Maurice did not have an update on Little’s condition, so consider him day-to-day until more information is available.