Paul Postma hasn't had an easy season. He suited up for his 18th consecutive game on Sunday, but it was only his 23rd contest of the season; he had been a healthy scratch for the first 14 games of the year before playing in a lone game and being held on the press box for more.
And in 23 games, he barely averages more than 11 minutes per.
We're a far cry from 2012-13, when he played in 34 of 48 games and averaging 15 minutes per; he averaged 16 the following year, but blood clot issues limited him to 20 games.
I haven't watched the Winnipeg Jets as much as I would have liked this year, but I find it hard to believe that he's playing so little. I mean, sure, he's lanky and can drop the puck once in a while, and he'll never be as physical as some would have thought his 6'3" frame would have allowed, but if Patrice Brisebois carved out a 19-year career for himself, I thought Postma could as well.
Perhaps he just needs a new opportunity elsewhere - or better yet, an expansion.
Still, here he is wearing the #38 jersey he had in his first couple of seasons (first with the Atlanta Thrashers, then the Jets), on card #RE-PP from Upper Deck's 2011-12 SP Game-Used Edition collection and Rookie Exclusives sub-set: