Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler hit by puck from Dustin Byfuglien at practice
Winnipeg Jets winger Blake Wheeler had to leave practice early on Friday morning after taking a puck to the head from defenceman Dustin Byfuglien.
Coach not sure if Wheeler can make Saturday's game against Arizona Coyotes
Winnipeg Jets winger Blake Wheeler had to leave practice early on Friday morning after taking a puck to the head.
He was in "considerable pain" after being hit on the side of the head by a shot from defenceman Dustin Byfuglien during the team's practice at the MTS Centre, according to the Jets' website.
Wheeler skated off the ice on his own, holding a towel to his head.
"He got off the ice under his own power and he was coherent, so he's going to get checked out," Jets coach Paul Maurice told reporters after practice.
Maurice said he won't know if Wheeler will be healthy enough for Saturday's game against the Arizona Coyotes until later on Friday or sometime on Saturday.
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