Participating in a conditioning camp in Minnesota only days before the end of the lockout, Jones was struck in the eye with a puck and will miss at least a month. He is expected back sometime in February.
Jones, who doesn’t wear a visor, was considered lucky in the injury, as he won’t lose any vision nor have permanent damage to his eye.
Jones was among one of only a handful of the young Edmonton Oilers roster who did not sign and play elsewhere during the lockout, although he did skate with other NHLers.
Last season Jones had 17 goals and 16 assists for the Oilers.