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Jets send messages offering support for health care workers and fans

Wheeler, DeMelo, and Beaulieu post videos on social media

by Mitchell Clinton @MitchellClinton /

WINNIPEG - As the pause in the NHL season continues, a few members of the Winnipeg Jets have checked in from where they're practicing social distancing.

Dylan DeMelo, Nathan Beaulieu, and captain Blake Wheeler have all given their support for health professionals and workers on the front lines, while also reminding hockey fans to do their part to help 'flatten the curve.'

"I want to thank everyone in the hospitals here, everyone in our medical system for doing an unbelievable job trying to keep everyone healthy, and everyone safe," said Wheeler, who says he and his family have been at their house since the team arrived back from Calgary on Friday.

"We've been inside trying to keep our kids active, keep them involved in school a little bit. Right now we're outside on our backyard skating a little bit. We're trying to stay sharp as well."

View Wheeler's full message here:

Tweet from @NHLJets: ���Stay safe Winnipeg ��������� - #NHLJets Captain @BiggieFunke

That was followed up by fellow defenceman Nathan Beaulieu on Wednesday morning.

"It's been a weird time for a lot of people and obviously very scary," said Beaulieu. "I wanted to send a quick message expressing my gratitude to all the hospital workers in Winnipeg, Canada, and all around the world."

Tweet from @natebeaulieu: . @NHLJets

DeMelo, acquired at the trade deadline, sent along his video message on Tuesday. 

"It's our turn now to do our part and do our jobs," said DeMelo. "I think we can all get through this. We can all come together. There is nothing more that we all want than to get back to our daily lives. I know everybody is being affected by this. There is nothing more than we want than to play in front of our great fans in Winnipeg."

Here is DeMelo's full message.

Tweet from @NHLJets: ���Everybody be safe, everybody be healthy and hopefully see everybody soon��� #NHLJets defenceman Dylan DeMelo (@ddems2)

They aren't the only ones sending in messages, either. See more from the Jets below!

Tweet from @NHLJets: ���Stay safe, stay strong, stay healthy��� - #NHLJets forward @ALowsyPlayer17

Tweet from @Copp94: In a time of isolation & social distancing make sure you assess your mental health. Depression/anxiety can be exacerbated during these periods of quarantine. Keep communicating with friends/family & give yourself goals to achieve throughout the day. Hope everyone is staying safe!

Tweet from @NHLJets: #NHLJets defenceman Josh Morrissey has some tips to stay healthy while staying at home!

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