The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jeremy Rutherford reported the 19-year-old was attempting to hit Jordan Leopold along the boards, only to miss and hit head-first against the boards.
Rick Ralph of TSN 1290 reported that Trouba had movement in his legs, but the spinal board was brought out as a precaution.
Trouba had been moving his legs while laying on the ice. Spinal board out followed by stretcher. Precautions being taken.— Rick Ralph (@RickRalphTSN) October 19, 2013
Mike G. Morreale of NHL.com has an update on Jacob Trouba's status:
"I'm not hiding the fact that Jacob Trouba is going to play," Jets coach Claude Noel said after his team's morning skate.
Trouba has missed the past 17 games with a neck injury. To make room for the 2012 first-round pick (No. 9), the Jets will likely list Adam Pardy as a healthy scratch.
Trouba likely will be paired with Grant Clitsome.
"I'm excited to get back into things and it'll take some time to get some timing back so I just have to keep it simple," Trouba said. "I just know I can't really get running around at the start, just stay in control and not get too excited I guess."