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Winnipeg Jets Mark Scheifele remains in COVID-19 protocol with Blake Wheeler, won’t play vs. Predators

55 remains on the sidelines with 26 for now.

While it was known that Blake Wheeler would remain in the NHL covid-19 protocol there was more uncertainty surrounding Mark Scheifele‘s status and whether he could play for the Jets when they took on the Predators this evening in Winnipeg.

Wheeler and Scheifele

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He would have needed two negative tests on Friday and Saturday (separated by 24 hours) to be an option but this morning Jets PR indicated:

Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele remain in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol and will not play in tonight’s game.

Tough start for 55 having only played a pair of games so far for the Jets.