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Health News: Winnipeg Jets Nikolaj Ehlers will have sports hernia surgery next week

An update on 27.

It has been an unusual situation with Nikolaj Ehlers who has missed the last 13 games for Winnipeg. He last played on October 17th and was initially seen as day-to-day (including being a game-time decision for the game against the Avs on the 19th) but which has since morphed to almost a month without the dynamic winger.

A few days ago Jets bench boss Rick Bowness gave a rather ominous answer with respect to Ehlers:

“Nothing’s off the table with Nikolaj right now. That’s a decision that other people will make. Right now as we speak we’re not there. I know I’m talking around the question but I can’t give you the definitive answer on that. I can’t.”

This led to some speculation on TSN about Ehlers.

Today this is what Rick Bowness had to say as per Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press:

Nikolaj Ehlers will have sports hernia surgery next week, per #NHLJets coach Rick Bowness. No timeline at all for return.

If you want a silver lining this via John Lu via TSN:

Bowness emphasizes that Ehlers will play again this season.

Tough news for 27.