The Winnipeg Jets fell 3-0 to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday
The Winnipeg Jets lost more than just the game on Tuesday night in Pittsburgh.
Falling 3-0 to the host Penguins on Tuesday, the Jets also finished the game without defenceman Brenden Dillon, who was tossed from the contest thanks to a heavy hit on Pittsburgh forward Noel Acciari.
Catching the short forward with his head down along the boards in the neutral zone, Dillon finished his check, which resulted in Acciari catching air and falling to the ice, headfirst.
He was helped off the ice by teammates, while Dillon was sent to the box. The referees took a second look at the play and then proceeded to boot Dillon from the game on a match penalty, due to the potential severity of Acciari's injury.
The injured party never returned to the game, while Dillon hit the showers early.
The Penguins put two goals past Hellebuyck on that five-minute power play, which essentially did Winnipeg in. The game ended at a 3-0 deficit for the Jets, to which the club has now lost four-straight.
On Wednesday, it was announced that Dillon would have a hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety for his hit, meaning he could face a suspension up to five games. The hearing will be done via telephone at some point on Wednesday. Next up for Winnipeg is a stop in Philadelphia on Thursday night. The team is expecting not to have Dillon available, so Logan Stanley will likely draw into the lineup in his place.