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Scheifele to miss second straight game for Jets

Forward won't play against Flyers because of upper-body injury; Mason, Kulikov also out @NHLdotcom

Mark Scheifele will miss his second straight game for the Winnipeg Jets because of an upper-body injury when the Jets play the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday (1 p.m. ET; NBCSP, TSN3, NHL.TV).

The center is day to day, Jets coach Paul Maurice said Friday. He said the injury is not related to the upper-body injury that kept Scheifele out for 16 games from Dec. 29-Feb. 6.

Scheifele has 51 points (21 goals, 30 assists) in 50 games this season for the Jets, who have won four straight games and are second in the Central Division, six points behind the first-place Nashville Predators.

The Jets will be without goaltender Steve Mason (lower body) for a second straight game, and defenseman Dmitry Kulikov (upper body), who did not play in the third period of a 3-2 win against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday.

Mason, who left the morning skate at Prudential Center on Thursday, is day to day. Maurice said Connor Hellebuyck will make his second straight start, and Michael Hutchinson, recalled from Manitoba of the American Hockey League on Thursday, will be the backup. 

Defenseman Joe Morrow, who was a healthy scratch against the Devils, will replace Kulikov on Saturday.

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