Scheifele making progress

Winnipeg Free Press - Section D - - JETS REPORT - By Tim Camp­bell

MARK Scheifele would like to be in a rush but he knows bet­ter.

And the Win­nipeg Jets wouldn’t al­low it, any­way.

That said, the team’s sec­ond­line cen­tre is making progress in his re­cov­ery from a con­cus­sion suf­fered at prac­tice Satur­day.

Scheifele took an im­por­tant step Wed­nes­day, par­tic­i­pat­ing in the team’s prac­tice be­fore de­part­ing for a five-game road trip. He wore an or­ange jer­sey to re­mind team­mates of his no­con­tact sta­tus.

Scheifele suf­fered a con­cus­sion in the 2013 On­tario Hockey League play­offs in which he scored 41 points. It occurred in the sec­ond-to-last game of the sea­son and has been an ed­u­ca­tion on how he might bet­ter deal with the in­jury this time around.

“Ob­vi­ously. And ob­vi­ously our train­ers are un­be­liev­able,” Sscheifele said. “They know what to do and how to keep it in check. They’re al­ways on me and I’ve been feel­ing bet­ter ev­ery day.”

Scheifele’s re­turn is still un­known be­cause he has more tests to pass, in­clud­ing a full­con­tact prac­tice.

“The progress is good,” coach Paul Mau­rice said. “He will have to get through a num­ber of skates and then a full-con­tact prac­tice that in our minds, we can say it sim­u­lates game ac­tiv­ity and then he has to come off that and feel right and not have any symp­toms at all, and then he can play.”

The best-case sce­nario is Scheifele could be el­i­gi­ble for Sun­day’s game in Ana­heim.

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