Forward Mason Appleton also did not participate.
Word of Scheifele and Laine being absent does not come as a surprise after both players suffered injuries in Saturday’s Game 1 loss to the Calgary Flames. During his post-game comments, Jets head coach Paul Maurice said both players would see specialists on Sunday.
Scheifele’s injury occurred in the first period after a collision against the boards with Matthew Tkachuk. The Jets’ star centre was in visible pain immediately and was unable to put any weight on his left leg as he was helped off the ice.
The injury occurred behind the Flames net when the Jets winger collided with both Gioradno and Bennett in quick succession. Laine finished his shift, was caught on camera speaking to a trainer about his hand, and then went back to the Jets’ locker room and didn’t return.
No further information on the severity of their injuries has been made available by the team at this time.
Winnipeg’s series against the Flames resumes Monday.