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Jets’ Blake Wheeler enjoyed late-season resurgence in 2021-22

For any skater north of 30-years-old, a slow start can easily translate into a miserable season. And that’s exactly what Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler endured to begin the 2021-22 season. In one instance, he found himself on a 14-game goalless slump, in another, he battled COVID-19 and an...
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Jets' Blake Wheeler: Misses 20-goal mark again

Wheeler failed to reach the 20-goal threshold for the second straight season. After a pair of 90-point campaigns from 2017-19, Wheeler managed just 60 points this year, in part due to the fact that injuries limited him to a mere 65 outings. If the Jets' captain can stay healthy next year, he should be able to get back to those previous levels of production and should be an elite fantasy target.
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Jets' Blake Wheeler: Goals in four straight games

Wheeler scored a goal on six shots and added two PIM in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Kraken. While it was a sometimes difficult season for Wheeler, he was able to finish on a high note with goals in each of the last four games. The 35-year-old closed the season at 17 tallies, 60 points, 167 shots on net, 62 hits and 36 PIM in 65 appearances. The offense hasn't dropped off yet, though his minus-15 rating was his second year in a row in the red.
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Jets' Blake Wheeler: Goal streak now at three games

Wheeler scored a goal Friday in a 3-1 win over Calgary. Wheeler finished the season on a three-game goal streak (three goals, one assist). And after no goals and five assists in his first 15 games, Wheeler had 16 goals and 38 assists (54 points) in 49 games. He can add to his totals with one more contest Sunday against the Kraken. Wheeler could provide underrated fantasy production in 2022-23, even if he turns 36 in August.
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Jets' Blake Wheeler: Two-point night in win

Wheeler had a goal and a power-play assist in Wednesday's 4-0 win over the Flyers. Wheeler helped set up Nikolaj Ehlers' power-play tally in the second period, and Ehlers returned the favor at even strength later in the middle frame. This was Wheeler's first multi-point game since March 22, and it raised his season point total to 58 in 63 appearances.
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Jets captain Blake Wheeler discusses 'really disappointing' season

It wasn’t the season the Winnipeg Jets had in mind, something their captain Blake Wheeler made very clear in a press conference on Thursday. Wheeler spoke with the media after the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Washington Capitals 4-3 in overtime on Wednesday night, officially eliminating the Jets from the playoffs.
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Jets' Blake Wheeler: Good to go

Wheeler (upper body) will return to the lineup for Friday's game against Florida, Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press reports. Wheeler should return to his usual featured role, skating on the top line and the No. 1 power-play unit versus the Panthers. The 35-year-old winger has racked up 12 goals and 54 points through 57 contests this campaign.
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Jets' Blake Wheeler: Sits out Monday

Wheeler (upper body) will not play in Monday's game against Montreal, NHL.com reports. Wheeler's absence will extend to three games due to an upper-body injury. Despite missing 16 contests this season, the 35-year-old has still managed to total 12 goals and 42 assists, the latter of which placing him in a tie for sixth among all right wingers across the NHL. The Jets front office hope he can return Wednesday against Seattle, as the veteran coupled one goal with an assist in the previous matchup.
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Jets' Blake Wheeler: Bows out for morning skate

Wheeler (undisclosed) did not take part in Sunday's morning skate, Mitchell Clinton of the Jets' official site reports. Wheeler sat out Friday's game after being injured in Winnipeg's previous contest, and it's looking like he will remain sidelined Sunday.
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Jets' Blake Wheeler: Out Sunday, doubtful Monday

Wheeler (undisclosed) will not play Sunday in Ottawa and is doubtful for Monday's game in Montreal, Jeff Hamilton of The Winnipeg Free Press reports. Wheeler has already missed one game with the issue. With 33 points in his last 27 games, the 35-year-old has turned things around after a sluggish start to the season, so hopefully -- for Jets fans and fantasy managers -- he's able to return to the lineup soon.
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Jets' Blake Wheeler: Won't play Friday

Wheeler (undisclosed) won't play Friday versus the Avalanche, Ken Wiebe of Sportsnet reports. Wheeler evidently suffered an undisclosed injury when he tumbled into the boards awkwardly during Wednesday's loss to Detroit. With Wheeler on the shelf, look for Adam Brooks to draw into the lineup against Colorado.
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Blake Wheeler delivers for Jets in shootout win over Sabres

Blake Wheeler scored in regulation and added the decisive goal in the third round of the shootout to lift the visiting Winnipeg Jets to a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night. Pierre-Luc Dubois and Mark Scheifele scored in the first two rounds, while Victor Olofsson and Alex...
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Jets' Blake Wheeler: Sets up game-winner

Wheeler logged an assist and four shots on goal in Sunday's 2-1 overtime win over the Coyotes. Wheeler set up Mark Scheifele's game-winning goal with 10 seconds left in overtime. The assist extended Wheeler's point streak to five games (one goals, six helpers). The 35-year-old forward continues to be a regular presence on the scoresheet with 52 points, 129 shots on net, 50 hits and a minus-4 rating through 53 contests.
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Jets' Blake Wheeler: Contributes power-play helper

Wheeler recorded a power-play assist and three shots on goal in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Blue Jackets. Wheeler helped out on Josh Morrissey's goal late in the second period. The 35-year-old Wheeler has gotten on the scoresheet in nine of the last 10 games, posting three goals and 10 assists in that span. The veteran forward has 51 points (18 on the power play), 125 shots on net, 50 hits and a minus-4 rating through 52 contests while playing mainly in a top-line role.
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Jets' Blake Wheeler: Posts pair of points in win

Wheeler scored an empty-net goal on six shots and added a power-play assist in Sunday's 6-4 win over the Blackhawks. Wheeler has multiple points in four of 10 games in March, amassing three goals and nine helpers in that span. His offense hasn't been as explosive as it was in February, but the 35-year-old continues to put up solid scoring numbers in a top-line role. Wheeler has 10 tallies, 47 points, 120 shots on net and a minus-6 rating in 49 contests, surpassing the 46-point campaign he posted last year in 50 outings.
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Jets' Blake Wheeler: Two-point night against Knights

Wheeler scored a goal and added a power-play assist in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Golden Knights. Wheeler opened the scoring in the opening frame and added a helper on Winnipeg's sixth goal, which was scored by Josh Morrissey on a third-period power play. The 35-year-old winger still has plenty of gas left in the tank, as Wheeler has seven points over a five-game point streak and 45 points in 47 appearances this season.
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Jets' Blake Wheeler: Finds twine in loss

Wheeler scored a goal on four shots and added two PIM in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Islanders. Wheeler tallied just 20 seconds into the third period to get the Jets within a goal, but their offense went quiet after that. The 35-year-old has been very solid in a top-line role lately with two goals and six assists in his last seven outings. The winger is up to eight tallies, 42 points, 106 shots on net, 47 hits and a minus-10 rating through 45 appearances.
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Jets' Blake Wheeler: Generates helper Friday

Wheeler notched an assist and three shots on goal in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Stars. Wheeler set up Paul Stastny's second goal of the game at 12:19 of the third period. This continued a good run for Wheeler, who has five goals and 12 helpers in his last 11 outings. The 35-year-old's resurgence on offense has him up to 38 points, 100 shots on net, 46 hits and a minus-13 rating through 41 contests this season. His work on the top line and first power-play unit maintain his status as a quality forward for fantasy.
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