According to former NHL defenseman turned TSN analyst Shane Hnidy, Toby Enstrom has left the Winnipeg Jets and returned to his home in Sweden for a personal family matter. The team has no timetable for his return, and has not released any details.
Enstrom, 32, has long been a staple on the back end for the Jets/Thrashers, logging over 20 minutes a night in every year of his career. This season, the former eighth-round pick has put up 7 points in 22 games skating mostly alongside Tyler Myers when the big defender has been healthy.
For his career Enstrom has 295 points in 638 games, breaking in way back in 2007-08. A career +5 player on some very bad teams, he’s signed for one more season at $5.75MM before becoming an unrestricted free agent.
Hopefully all is well for Enstrom back home, and the trip is to celebrate something instead of grieve. A big part of the Jets, they’ll need him if they’re to turn around their slow start.