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Mark Scheifele has sprained MCL

Updated: March 5, 2014, 5:42 PM ET
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The Winnipeg Jets announced that center Mark Scheifele will miss time with a sprained MCL.

Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice said Scheifele and the team are lucky "there's not going to be any surgery required."

Although Maurice did not give an official timeline, he indicated that Scheifele will miss more than "three or four weeks."

Maurice acknowledged it will be tough to go without Scheifele as he "was playing some really, really important minutes."

The 20-year-old has 13 ...

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