Wheeler set to return from concussion Thursday vs. Leafs
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The Winnipeg Jets expect captain Blake Wheeler to play Thursday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs after missing the last six games with a concussion, according to NHL.com's Mitchell Clinton.

Head coach Paul Maurice said Wheeler was cleared prior to Saturday's game against the Edmonton Oilers, but with four days off before their next game, the Jets decided to give the forward more rest.

"Honestly, getting these four days in addition to the extra two days, in the long run, is going to make a world of difference," Wheeler said Tuesday. "I'm just happy to be feeling good, you know, feeling like myself."

The 34-year-old winger ranks fifth on the Jets with 32 points in 39 games this season.

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Wheeler set to return from concussion Thursday vs. Leafs
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