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Jets defenseman Enstrom assaulted, robbed

06/29 11:17 AM

Police have arrested three men after Winnipeg Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom was assaulted and robbed in his home town of Ornskjoldsvik, Sweden, on Friday night.

Police have arrested three men after Winnipeg Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom was assaulted and robbed in his hometown of Ornskjoldsvik, Sweden, on Friday night.

A witness told the the Ornskjoldsviks Allehanda newspaper that he saw Enstrom withdrawing money from a cash machine just before midnight, and when the witness returned five minutes later, Enstrom was lying on the ground with a cut on his forehead.

The Jets are aware of the assault, general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said Saturday at his media conference in advance of Sunday's NHL draft.

"Apparently Toby was out for dinner with his family and went to pick up the cheque and went to the ATM to get some money and was robbed by three people," Cheveldayoff said, according to the Winnipeg Free Press. "Supposedly, to the best of our knowledge those people have been apprehended by police. Toby is fine. He received a minor cut above the eye. He's putting it behind him."

Police spokesman Stefan Edin told the Allehanda that three men were in custody following the attack.

"They're like your kids and when they go away for the summer you're always worried about different things like that," Cheveldayoff said, according to the Free Press. "Toby's such a good guy and to have it happen to him is unfortunate, but it just goes to show you're never safe and you always have to be on guard."

Enstrom scored four goals in 22 games for the Jets last season.


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