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Western Central Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
30-8-3 63
27-14-3 57
25-12-5 55
25-10-3 53
22-16-2 46
17-15-7 41
16-20-7 39
10-27-4 24

2021 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 17 19 -2 19:20 14

Top Blake Wheeler News

  • Jets' Blake Wheeler: Contributes pair in return

    Wheeler had a goal and an assist in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Penguins on Sunday.

    Wheeler also had three hits in this one. The 35-year-old had missed the previous nine games with a knee injury before immediately coming back and contributing. Prior to the injury, Wheeler had been held to just one goal and 16 assists in 23 games, so hopefully he can continue to push his goal total up in the second half.

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  • Jets' Blake Wheeler: Activated off IR

    Wheeler (knee) was activated off injured reserve Saturday.

    Wheeler could make his first appearance in nine games as soon as Saturday's contest against Boston. The 35-year-old is a major piece of the Jets offense. He has averaged 19:24 of ice time -- 3:23 during the power play -- and contributed 17 points over 22 appearances this season. Adam Lowry is likely to see a reduction in even-strength minutes upon Wheeler's return.

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  • Jets' Blake Wheeler: Game-time call Saturday

    Wheeler (knee) was ruled a game-time decision for Saturday, Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.

    Wheeler has missed the last nine games while recovering from a knee injury he suffered against Vancouver on Dec. 10. The 35-year-old tallied 10 points through the five games leading up to his placement on injured reserve. Check back for another update on Wheeler's status prior to Saturday's game versus Boston.

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  • Jets' Blake Wheeler: Practicing in regular jersey

    Wheeler (knee) wore a regular jersey during Tuesday's practice, indicating he's been cleared for contact, Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

    Wheeler has been recovering from a knee injury since Dec. 10. The 35-year-old has 17 points over 22 appearances in 2021-22.

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  • Jets' Blake Wheeler: Practicing in non-contact jersey

    Wheeler (knee) participated in Monday's practice wearing a non-contact jersey, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports.

    Wheeler suffered a knee injury Dec. 10 against Vancouver, resulting in him missing the last seven games. The 35-year-old has averaged 19:13 of ice time -- 4:25 during the power play -- and tallied 12 points over his last 10 appearances. It may still be some time before he returns to play, but the 35-year-old is now eligible since the minimum timeframe of absence for an LTIR designation elapsed Jan. 6.

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  • Jets' Blake Wheeler: Shifts to LTIR

    Wheeler (knee) was placed on long-term injured reserve Sunday.

    Now that he's on LTIR, Wheeler will be forced to miss Winnipeg's next eight games at a minimum, which means he'll be sidelined until Jan. 6 versus Colorado at the very least. The 35-year-old winger has been limited to just 22 games due to injury this season, picking up 17 points over that span.

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  • Jets' Blake Wheeler: Heads to injured reserve

    Wheeler (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, per CapFriendly.

    Wheeler's move to IR comes as no surprise given that he's likely to need weeks to recover from the injury. The Jets will likely call up a forward from AHL Manitoba ahead of Sunday's game versus the Blues, as the team currently has only 10 healthy forwards on its roster. A definitive timeline for Wheeler's return has not been established.

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  • Jets' Blake Wheeler: Facing multi-week absence

    Wheeler (knee) is expected to miss "weeks not days" according to head coach Paul Maurice, Mitchell Clinton of the Jets' official site reports.

    Wheeler finally got his first goal of the season against the Canucks on Friday before suffering his knee injury. Despite the lack of goals, the veteran winger has still put together a productive season with 16 assists in 22 contests. With Wheeler on the shelf, the Jets will elevate Paul Stastny to a top-six role while Andrew Copp steps into a first-line spot. Once the team has a clearer timeline, Wheeler will almost certainly be designated for injured reserve.

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  • Jets' Blake Wheeler: Injured in Friday's contest

    Wheeler (knee) is expected to be out a while after a net-front collision in Friday's game versus the Canucks, Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.

    Wheeler was seen grabbing his knee as he left the ice after the collision. Prior to the injury, Wheeler scored his first goal of the season and added two assists to extend his point streak to five games. The 35-year-old will undergo more testing, with news on his timeline expected in the coming days. The Jets will likely need to call up a forward from AHL Manitoba, while Nikolaj Ehlers is most likely to move into a top-line role during Wheeler's absence.

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  • Jets' Blake Wheeler: Adds power-play assist

    Wheeler notched a power-play assist in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Hurricanes.

    Wheeler has found his playmaking lately, picking up eight helpers in the last five games. He's still searching for his first goal of the year, but the Minnesota native has 13 assists in 20 contests overall. The 35-year-old has added 43 shots on net, 25 hits, 12 PIM and a minus-3 rating.

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  • Jets' Blake Wheeler: Two helpers in 1,000th game

    Wheeler registered a pair of power-play assists, two shots on net, two blocked shots and two PIM in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Maple Leafs.

    It was a fitting scoring line for Wheeler in his 1,000th career game, as he's long been one of the league's better playmakers. He helped out on tallies by Pierre-Luc Dubois and Kyle Connor in this contest. Wheeler has racked up 279 goals and 540 assists in his career, though he's been limited to 12 helpers (three on the power play) in 19 contests this year.

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  • Jets' Blake Wheeler: Sets up three goals in victory

    Wheeler supplied three assists in Friday's 8-4 win over the Devils.

    Wheeler has four career seasons in which he's finished in the top 10 across the league for assists. The Jets captain currently has 10 helpers through 18 games, but fantasy managers need more offense from him since he's still looking for his first goal of the season after 40 shots on goal.

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  • Jets' Blake Wheeler: Sends pair of assists

    Wheeler recorded two assists, three shots on net, a pair of hits, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Flames.

    Head coach Paul Maurice reunited Wheeler with center Mark Scheifele and left wing Kyle Connor. The trio's old chemistry sparked the offense in Saturday's game, with Wheeler setting up both of Connor's goal. Through 16 appearances, Wheeler has not looked like himself this year. He has seven helpers, 20 hits, 37 shots on net and a minus-2 rating. It's possible Father Time is simply catching up with the 35-year-old, especially given his physical playing style.

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  • Jets' Blake Wheeler: Sets up empty-netter

    Wheeler logged an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Tuesdays' 5-2 win over the Oilers.

    Wheeler set up Kyle Connor for the empty-net goal in the third period. In his last eight games, Wheeler has produced modestly with four helpers and 18 shots on net. The 35-year-old is up to five assists, 21 shots, 14 hits and a minus-2 rating in 10 contests overall.

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  • Jets' Blake Wheeler: Ready to rock

    Wheeler (not injury related) will return to the lineup Saturday versus the Sharks, Mitchell Clinton of the Jets' official site reports.

    Wheeler will be eased back into action, as he's expected to work on the third line at even strength after a stint in the COVID-19 protocols. His return will be a significant boost to the Jets' offense against a Sharks team dealing with its own virus outbreak Saturday.

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  • Jets' Blake Wheeler: Game-time call

    Wheeler (not injury related) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's matchup with San Jose, Mitchell Clinton of the Jets' official site reports.

    Coach Paul Maurice expects Wheeler to play against the Sharks, but he'll still wait until pregame warmups to make his final decision. If Wheeler gets the green light, he should return to a spot on the Jets' top line and first power-play unit Saturday.

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  • Jets' Blake Wheeler: Not ready to return

    Wheeler (not injury related) won't play Thursday versus the Kings, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports.

    Unsurprisingly, the 35-year-old Wheeler will need a little more time to get back into game fitness after a bout with COVID-19. Per Wiebe, Wheeler could be in the lineup Saturday against the Sharks.

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  • Jets' Blake Wheeler: Practicing Wednesday

    Wheeler (COVID-19) has cleared the NHL's protocols and returned to practice Wednesday, Jamie Thomas of Radio 680 CJOB reports.

    Given his four-game absence and inability to practice, there is a chance Wheeler won't be ready in time to play versus the Kings on Thursday. Still, the 35-year-old winger has reached the 60-point threshold eight times in his NHL career and likely doesn't need a lot of time to ramp back up. If given the green light to play, Wheeler should immediately take his spot on the top line.

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  • Jets' Blake Wheeler: Tests positive for COVID-19

    Wheeler has tested positive for COVID-19 and is dealing with symptoms, Mitchell Clinton of the Jets' official site reports. As such, the winger will not play against Minnesota on Tuesday.

    The fact that Wheeler does have COVID-19 symptoms will lengthen the amount of time that he is out of action, including a minimum 10-day quarantine, which means he'll miss at least the next four games. Without Wheeler in the lineup, Andrew Copp will move into a first-line role with Kyle Connor and Mark Scheifele and should also jump up to the top power-play unit.

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  • Jets' Blake Wheeler: Enters COVID-19 protocols

    Wheeler was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Monday.

    While Wheeler hasn't been officially ruled out versus Minnesota on Tuesday, he should probably be considered questionable at best. Through two games this year, the 35-year-old center has recorded one assist, three shots and two hits while averaging 20:36 of ice time. If Wheeler is deemed unavailable against the Wild, Pierre-Luc Dubois is the most likely candidate to fill in on the first line while Paul Stastny moves back to the center position in a top-six role.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 225 lbs
Birthplace: Plymouth, MN
Age: 35
Experience: 13
Shoots: Right