WINNIPEG - Blake Wheeler may have felt the rust early, but by the end of Friday's preseason game against the Calgary Flames, the Jets captain looked to be back in midseason form.
Wheeler scored once, then in overtime, last season's NHL assist leader threaded a beauty cross-ice pass to Dustin Byfuglien, who tapped home the winner.
After his two-point night, and a 4-3 Jets win, Wheeler reflected on his preseason debut.
"It was okay. It was the first game a lot of us had played in a long time. You could definitely see it," said Wheeler. "Some things to work on, some things to get better on. Ultimately, regardless of the situation, you gut one out, you'll take it."