As expected it was maintenance day for Blake Wheeler. Claude Noel said he took a shot the other day and some swelling was still there.
Noel said Wheeler should be OK and he expects him to be a player Sunday against San Jose. This is good news for the Jets, Wheeler broke a 4 game pointless streak with 2 assists on Friday against Nashville.
And for a Winnipeg Jets franchise that is expecting several players to elevate their games to the next level, Wheeler just might be the poster boy for a breakout season.
Wheeler is entering his fourth NHL season and should be motivated after watching the Bruins win the Stanley Cup. Last season he scored seven goals and 17 points over 23 games while with the Atlanta Thrashers and skating on the top line. Over a full season those stats project for 25 goals and 61 points.