TSN reported Scheifele would miss six-to-eight weeks after sustaining the injury in a loss to the New York Islanders on Tuesday in Winnipeg. He was injured 11:18 into the second period after a collision with Islanders defenseman Calvin de Haan, left the game and did not return.
The Jets medical staff evaluated Scheifele on Wednesday morning.
"It's all in how [quickly] this thing heals. You can check back with me in two or three weeks, and I'll give you a general idea of where we think it's at," Jets coach Paul Maurice said Wednesday at the team's practice rink. "There is a wide spectrum of [timelines] in terms of when [players] come back from these injuries, but it's never in three or four weeks, so you don't need to check back too soon."