Wheeler (face) will play Saturday against the Coyotes, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Wheeler owners were given a scare Friday when the star forward exited practice after taking a puck to the face from teammate Dustin Byfuglien. Head coach Paul Maurice told reporters Saturday that Wheeler is "100 percent," and will suit up for Saturday's tilt against Arizona. The 29-year-old winger has had a fantastic start to the season, tallying 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) in just 20 games.
Wheeler left practice Friday after getting hit in the face with a puck and is in serious pain, Paul Friesen of Sun Media reports. Further updates regarding Wheeler's status will likely come later on Friday, but it appears that the right wing is in a lot of pain and this could be a meaningful injury.
Wheeler is "fine" despite leaving Wednesday's practice early, according to head coach Paul Maurice, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Wheeler has been the Jets' top forward for the past few seasons, and has really lit it up in 2015-16 with 19 points in 16 games. Even if he is dealing with a minor ailment, Wheeler has produced more than enough this year to remain in fantasy lineups as long as he is healthy enough to play.
Wheeler recorded a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Wild. The winger now has five points in his last four games, and continues to be a consistent and productive fantasy winger. With seven goals and 12 assists on the year, he currently ranks fourth in the entire league with 19 points.
Wheeler dished out a pair of assists in Sunday's win over the Wild. Wheeler's streak continued, as he's now registered a point in all eight games to start the season. The first line of Andrew Ladd, Bryan Little, and Wheeler has been extremely effective thus far, and all three look like strong fantasy options as the line continues to click.
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