Jets captain Blake Wheeler tests positive for COVID-19, is symptomatic

Edmonton Oilers' Tyson Barrie (22) tries to stop Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler (26) during third period NHL Stanley Cup playoff action in Edmonton on Friday, May 21, 2021. (Jason Franson/CP)

Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler has tested positive for COVID-19 and is symptomatic, the team announced Tuesday.

All other players who underwent testing returned negative results at this time.

Wheeler entered the NHL's COVID-19 protocol on Monday, and must now isolate for at least 10 days before he's eligible to re-join the team.

Wheeler could be eligible to return as early as Oct. 28, which would rule him out for at least four games.

The 35-year-old has registered one assist in two games so far this season.

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