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Brenden Dillon cut in Jets-Avalanche NHL playoffs scrum

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Brenden Dillon got some good news after suffering a bloody cut on his hand during a scrum at the end of the Colorado-Winnipeg game on Friday night.

“We know the cut was there, but our doctors did a fantastic job of sewing it up. There’s no damage and that’s the most important thing,” Jets coach said Rick Bowness told reporters on Saturday.

Bowness said Dillon is day to day.

The final minute of the 6-2 Avalanche win had already gotten spicy as Winnipeg’s Adam Lowry and Colorado’s Miles Wood battled with 27 seconds left.

As the final seconds ticked down, a scrum broke out in front of the Colorado net and many of the skaters on the ice got involved.

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Dillon received two minor penalties for first-degree offense and Colorado’s Brandon Duhaime and Joel Kiviranta received major penalties against Dillon.

Duhaime and Dillon finished at the bottom of the pile, and Dillon suffered a cut on the hand, apparently from a skate. When the players parted ways, he quickly stood up and skated to the locker room, holding his hand.

“It didn’t look good, so it’s a big sigh of relief that no damage was done,” Bowness said. “You have to give our doctors credit. They got to work on it right away and nailed it.”

Dillon is averaging over twenty minutes per game in the playoffs and has three points in three games.

The Jets entered the third period with a 2–1 lead, but the Avalanche scored five straight goals to take a 2–1 lead in the series.

Game 4 is Sunday.