After getting eliminated from the postseason by the Calgary Flames, Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice offered some encouraging news about some of his injured stars.
"No, we don't think there's any long-term concerns. Mark (Scheifele) finished with a second opinion today. We don't think there is any Achilles damage so he'll heal," Maurice said postgame. "Patrik (Laine) sprained his hand and it's the top hand on his stick, so he couldn't hold his stick, and Mason Appleton suffered a shoulder injury. None of those are long term, but they're all two-to-three weeks minimum."
Maurice offered some caution with his description of Scheifele's injury, saying the forward needs to "get more imaging done."
Scheifele and Laine were both injured in Game 1 and never returned to the ice during the series. Winnipeg managed to win Game 2 without them, but their absence proved to be too much to overcome in Game 3 and 4.
With the 2020-21 season not expected to begin for several months, the Jets will have plenty of time get healthy.