Jets' Scheifele, Wheeler remain in COVID-19 protocol, won't play vs. Predators

Jets forward Adam Lowry says you'll never be able to replicate what their two elite players in Blake Wheeler and Mark Scheifele do on the ice and in the locker room, but it's just about finding ways to get it done without them.

Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler remain in the NHL's COVID-19 protocols and will not be available for the Winnipeg Jets against the Nashville Predators on Saturday.

On Thursday, the Jets confirmed that Scheifele was asymptomatic after receiving a positive test, and has since returned a negative test. Scheifele was held out of the team's home opener against the Anaheim Ducks.

Wheeler was put into the league's protocol after testing positive for COVID-19 and was symptomatic. According to the NHL's rules for the 2021-22 season, Wheeler must isolate from the club for at least 10 days and will require a doctor's approval to return once he's symptom-free.

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