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Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler won’t play vs Avalanche (out day-to-day with UBI)

Jets lose their captain for at least their next game.

One of the hallmarks of Blake Wheeler’s career has been his durability as the Jets captain doesn’t miss very many games. This season has been a bit different with covid and then his significant lower-body injury he suffered against the Canucks back in December, although that didn’t cost him as many games as it could have with covid causing a number of games during that time to be postponed.

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In the Jets loss to the Wings on Wednesday night the Jets captain had a few mishaps and he wasn’t on the ice for skate yesterday which interim head coach Dave Lowry labelled as “maintenance” and then he wasn’t on the ice again today for morning skate.

When asked about Wheeler the Jets bench boss indicated during his media availability that 26 would not play tonight against the Avalanche and that he was out day-to-day with an upper-body injury.