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WORLDS AWAY: The list of Jets on the radar screen for their respective countries for the upcoming world championships in Minsk, Belarus from May 9-25 doesn't appear to be particularly long.

Olli Jokinen is a possibility for Finland, while the Jets would be keen on having Jacob Trouba (United States) and Mark Scheifele (Canada) extend their seasons if asked.

Blake Wheeler said no thanks to the U.S., Ondrej Pavelec talked to the coach of the Czech Republic last week and wasn't among the three goaltenders named to their squad, Toby Enstrom will not represent Sweden and Bryan Little will soon be getting married and likely wouldn't be available for Canada.

 

OUCH UPDATE: Scheifele, who injured his knee last month, is back on the ice and cleared to play. Al Montoya said he missed the last week or so of the regular season with a bad hamstring while Zach Bogosian was hobbled by back spasms.

And Grant Clitsome, who missed the last 46 games of the regular season -- while having surgery on the herniated disc in his back doctors also removed a bone fragment -- has been skating every other day.

"It's frustrating because you never want to miss that many games, obviously," Clitsome said. "Being a professional athlete and priding yourself on being fit and being active and then having to sit on the couch for four weeks is not a lot of fun. At least it's fixed now and it will be good for next year.

"We've got a good group of guys. I really like what Paul's (Maurice) been able to do. Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to play for him yet, but I really like how he runs the dressing room and how he is around the guys."

More on the injury front: Evander Kane said this about the hand injury that became infected this winter and cost him some games: "I don't know if my hand will ever be 100 per cent, but it's good enough where I'm able to play and doesn't bother me and I can what do what I need to do."

 

GOOD EXAMPLE: Jokinen gave a glimpse of what his off-season will look like and, in so doing, also evidence of why he's been able to play in 1,169 NHL games.

"Usually I train until the playoffs are over," he said. "This year I have to let my body heal a little bit, but usually I start right away when the season is cut short and you take the rest when the season is over. That's the way I've done my summer training in the past. There was one older guy who I played with earlier in my career and he said you should be working because there are still teams playing and that's what you have to aim for, that you will be playing in the middle of June."

ed.tait@freepress.mb.ca Twitter: @WFPEdTait

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 14, 2014 C5

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