February 25th, 2024

Jets activate centre Scheifele from IR begore game at Pittsburgh

By The Canadian Press on February 6, 2024.

Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele (55) and Chicago Blackhawks' Jaycob Megna (24) go for the loose puck during first period NHL action in Winnipeg on Thursday, January 11, 2024. The Jets activated Scheifele from injured reserve hours before their game Tuesday night at Pittsburgh. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

PITTSBURGH – The Winnipeg Jets activated centre Mark Scheifele from injured reserve hours before their game Tuesday night at Pittsburgh.

Scheifele entered the contest leading the Jets with 41 points (14 goals, 27 assists) in 41 games despite missing Winnipeg’s last six games with a lower-body injury

He was expected to centre Winnipeg’s first line between Kyle Connor and Gabe Vilardi according to a post by the Jets on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Forward Axel Jonsson-Fjällby was placed on waivers in a corresponding move.

The Jets entered the game in third place in the NHL’s Central Division.

Scheifele is in the first year of a seven-year, US$59.5 million contract.

Forward Sean Monahan, who Winnipeg acquired from Montreal on Friday, was expected to make his Jets debut centring the second line between Cole Perfetti and Nikolaj Ehlers.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 7, 2024.

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