Jets' Alex Burmistrov in coach Claude Noel's doghouse

Alex Burmistrov was benched for much of Sunday's game and all of last night's game against the...

Alex Burmistrov was benched for much of Sunday's game and all of last night's game against the Maple Leafs.

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:56 AM ET

WINNIPEG - Alex Burmistrov went from getting his most ice time of the season to being a healthy scratch in the span of a few days.

The forward’s last seven days have been quite the roller-coaster. He got benched for a few shifts in Winnipeg’s 4-1 loss to Florida last Tuesday, and the TV cameras caught him sharing a chuckle with Nik Antropov during his timeout.

The optics were not good.

That didn’t seem to bother head coach Claude Noel, though, because Burmistrov played a season-high 19 minutes and 54 seconds in Winnipeg’s 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday.



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