Blake Wheeler RW WPG 5 months ago

Wheeler (rest) will sit out Saturday's game against the Flames, Patrick Williams of NHL.com reports.

The Jets secured their spot in the playoffs earlier this week and will have the luxury of resting Wheeler, along with several other key regulars for a largely meaningless regular-season finale. Wheeler will finish the campaign with 26 goals, 61 points, and a plus-26 rating over 79 games.

Blake Wheeler RW WPG 5 months ago

Wheeler contributed a shorthanded goal on his seven shot attempts in Sunday's loss to the Blackhawks.

The shortie, Wheeler's fourth of the season, gives him goals in three consecutive games. He's poised to fall short of last season's career-best mark of 69 points, but with his plus/minus rating jumping from plus-4 to plus-24 in 2014-15, his fantasy value has held steady.

Blake Wheeler RW WPG 5 months ago

Wheeler scored a goal in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Canucks.

He also registered three shots on goal and delivered seven hits in Tuesday's contest. Wheeler now has tallied 57 points on the season, good for second most on the Jets behind teammate Andrew Ladd. He's racked up 13 points in his last 11 games alone, and will look to keep his hot streak going on Thursday against the formidable Canadiens.

Blake Wheeler RW WPG 5 months ago

Wheeler scored a pair of goals and chipped in a power-play assist Tuesday in a 5-2 win over the Sharks, pushing his point streak to five games.

It's quite the serious streak, as Wheeler's racked up five goals and four helpers over the Jets' last five contests. He's almost certainly going to fall short of last season's 69 points, but fantasy owners won't complain if and when he finishes somewhere in the mid-60s.

Blake Wheeler RW WPG 6 months ago

Wheeler scored his 20th goal of the season in Winnipeg's 2-1 win over Tampa Bay. The goal was the game winner.

His production is down slightly from last season, but his scoring has been clutch -- this was his fifth game winner of the season and that sets a career mark. And he's been ripping it of late -- he's riding a four-game, six-point (three goals, three assists) streak and he has 11 points, including five goals, in his last 10 games. Use with confidence.

Blake Wheeler RW WPG 6 months ago

Little (upper body) has been ruled out of Saturday's game against Tampa Bay, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

It isn't clear how serious Little's injury is, but at this point in time he should be considered day-to-day. He may be able to return to action Tuesday against the Sharks.

Blake Wheeler RW WPG 6 months ago

Wheeler scored a shorthanded goal and handed out a power-play assist Tuesday in a 5-4 loss to the Blues.

With that, Wheeler's now reached 50 points for the third time in his career. He's been rattling off consistent multi-point efforts of late, with six points and a plus-4 rating in his last four games.

Blake Wheeler RW WPG 6 months ago

Wheeler notched the game-winning goal and had an assist in Saturday's win over Nashville.

A clutch performance from Wheeler, who has racked up two goals and four points in his last three games. He's now up to 18 goals, 48 points and a plus-15 rating in 64 games on the season. While he likely won't match last season's 28 goals, the top-six forward is a lethal scorer and point producer who also helps fantasy owners with his whopping 67 PIM.

Blake Wheeler RW WPG 6 months ago

Wheeler finished with an assist and an empty net goal in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Kings.

Wheeler showed no signs of rust as he was activated from injured reserve earlier Sunday after missing a week with a knee injury. While his scoring pace is down from a career-best 69 points last season, the 28-year-old should top 50 points for the third time in his career, and also has a solid plus-14 rating.

Blake Wheeler RW WPG 6 months ago

Wheeler (knee) was activated from injured reserve Sunday, and he will likely play against the Kings.

Wheeler was placed on injured reserve retroactive to Feb. 21, meaning he will miss the minimum amount of time required in his return. The winger has 44 points in 61 games this season, adding another 67 penalty minutes and posting a plus-12 rating. He should be good to go Sunday with the activation, especially considering the team reassigned Carl Klingberg to AHL St. John's.