The Winnipeg Jets have placed centre Mathieu Perreault on injured reserve and called up Kyle Connor from their AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose.

Perreault left the Jets' 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday early with a lower-body injury and did not return.

In five games for Winnipeg this season, the 29-year-old has one goal and two assists.

Perreault had 13 goals and 32 assists in 65 games for the Jets last season.