Jets’ Mark Letestu out six months with heart virus


Columbus Blue Jackets' Mark Letestu, right, starts a breakaway as Detroit Red Wings' Gustav Nyquist, of Sweden, defends during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (Jay LaPrete / AP)

Winnipeg Jets centre Mark Letestu will be sidelined at least six months with myocarditis, a virus that attacks the heart, coach Paul Maurice told reporters Thursday.

The 34-year-old from Elk Point, Alta., will be limited to light activity during that period. He is expected to make a full recovery.

The 11-year-old veteran of the NHL is pointless in seven games with the Jets this season.

He has recorded 210 points across 567 games with the Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets and Jets.


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