WASHINGTON (AP) Winnipeg Jets top center Mark Scheifele remains out with an upper-body injury and is expected to miss Tuesday night’s game at Nashville.
Coach Paul Maurice says he’s going to be cautious with Scheifele with the playoffs a month away. Scheifele is missing his third and fourth consecutive games – Monday night at Washington and Tuesday at Nashville.
The team has not said if this is the same injury that kept him out 16 games earlier this season.
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Maurice says backup goaltender Steve Mason is out two to three weeks after having a knee scoped, and defenseman Dmitry Kulikov has been sent back to Winnipeg with his upper-body injury.