Jets’ Mark Scheifele leaves game vs. Flames with apparent leg injury

Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele collided awkwardly with Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk and was forced to leave the game with an injury.

Winnipeg Jets star Mark Scheifele had to be helped off the ice after suffering an apparent leg injury in the first period of Game 1 of their Stanley Cup Qualifiers series with the Calgary Flames.

Just over five minutes into the game, Scheifele and Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk got tied up while chasing the puck near the Flames’ blue line. As the two slid into the boards, Scheifele’s left skate got stuck in the ice and he immediately began writhing on the ice in pain.

It is not immediately clear if the contact or Tkachuk’s skate blade was responsible for the injury. The Jets announced early in the second period that Scheifele will not return to the game.

After trainers from both teams came out to take a look, Scheifele was escorted off the ice with the help of teammate Nathan Beaulieu. He didn’t put any weight on his leg while leaving the ice.

Shortly after Schiefele left the game, Jets captain Blake Wheeler fought Tkachuk.

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