Jets’ Little gets 25-30 stitches after taking slap shot to head

Winnipeg Jets forward Bryan Little needed 25-30 stitches after taking a teammate's slap shot to the ear area during Tuesday's contest against the New Jersey Devils, the team announced.

Little was taken to the hospital to have the laceration closed before being transferred to the neurological unit for further observation. He was alert at all times.

The Jets did not provide an update on his status moving forward.

Here's a look at the incident:

Little, 31, has a history of concussions, including one that caused him to miss the first nine games of the season.

The veteran center has proven to be an important player for Winnipeg. The Jets are 4-2-1 with him in the lineup this season and 4-5-0 without him. He's registered a pair of goals and three assists in seven games.

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