Scheifele leaves Game 1 of Cup Qualifiers for Jets with injury

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Mark Scheifele left Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers for the Winnipeg Jets against the Calgary Flames on Saturday with an apparent lower-body injury.

The center was injured on a play along the right boards in the Flames zone in the first period after dumping the puck behind the net while being pursued by Calgary forward Matthew Tkachuk.

Schiefele was helped off the ice at 5:39 and was not putting any weight on his left leg.

Entering Saturday, Scheifele had 26 points (16 goals, 10 assists) in 27 Stanley Cup Playoff games. He tied Kyle Connor for the Jets lead in points (73) and led them in assists (44) and power-play goals (10) this season. He scored 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in the final 11 games before the NHL paused the season March 12 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus.

The best-of-5 series will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton, the Western Conference hub city. The winner will advance to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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