Global News has learned Winnipeg Jets forward Bryan Little’s head injury is more serious than a concussion.
Little received 25-30 stitches on a laceration near his ear after taking a puck to the side of his head during Tuesday night’s game against the New Jersey Devils, according to the team.
The 31-year-old forward was struck by a shot from teammate Nikolaj Ehlers in the third period of the game. He was helped off the ice by Ehlers and Jets training staff.
After receiving stitches at St. Boniface Hospital, he was brought to the Health Sciences Centre’s neurological unit for observation, the team says.
He remains in hospital.
Little missed time earlier in the season due to a concussion.
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