Report: Scheifele likely avoided major Achilles damage
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Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele seems to have avoided a major injury scare.

All indications suggest Scheifele did not suffer any damage to his Achilles tendon after he appeared to sustain a devastating injury during Game 1 of Winnipeg's qualifying-round contest against the Calgary Flames on Saturday, according to TSN's Frank Seravalli.

Though his injury may not be as serious as originally anticipated, Scheifele remains doubtful to play in Game 2 on Monday, according to TSN's Sara Orlesky. He was seen in a walking boot inside the Edmonton bubble on Sunday, reports TSN's Ryan Rishaug.

The 27-year-old got tangled up along the boards with Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk early in the first period before Tkachuk's skate nicked the back of Scheifele's leg. Scheifele was in obvious pain and was unable to put pressure on his leg as he left the ice.

Jets winger Patrik Laine is also doubtful to play Monday after leaving Game 1 in the third frame with an apparent hand injury, Orlesky added.

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