Jets' Stastny misses Game 2 vs. Canadiens

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The Winnipeg Jets are now missing two key centers.

Paul Stastny wasn't available for Game 2 of the Jets' second-round series against the Montreal Canadiens, his team confirmed before puck drop Friday.

The 35-year-old is dealing with an undisclosed injury. Winnipeg head coach Paul Maurice said he didn't think it was a long-term issue when asked about it after Game 1 on Wednesday. Stastny also missed that contest.

Stastny, who played all four of the Jets' opening-round games against the Edmonton Oilers, skated briefly Friday but left the team's optional practice early, according to The Athletic's Murat Ates.

Pierre-Luc Dubois moved up to the Jets' top line between Kyle Connor and Blake Wheeler in pregame line rushes, according to Sportsnet's Ken Wiebe.

Winnipeg's top center, Mark Scheifele, was suspended four games for charging Canadiens forward Jake Evans in Game 1. Evans suffered a concussion on the play and was stretchered off.

The Canadiens defeated the Jets 1-0 on Friday night to take a 2-0 series lead.

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