Jets go their separate ways for Olympic break

Jets centre Mark Scheifele celebrates his opening goal against the Leafs during NHL action in...

Jets centre Mark Scheifele celebrates his opening goal against the Leafs during NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. (Kevin King/QMI Agency)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:14 PM ET

WINNIPEG - A rare late-season break has begun for the Winnipeg Jets.

But what will essentially amount to a second training camp isn't too far down the line.

Since the Jets' players made their way home or were off to various warm-weather locales across the globe, they were encouraged to enjoy the time off.

However, for those outside of the four Olympians -- Blake Wheeler, Olli Jokinen, Michael Frolik and Ondrej Pavelec -- they'll have to report back to work on Feb. 19 while returning to game action on Feb. 27 against the Phoenix Coyotes, one of the teams the Jets are chasing in the hunt for a playoff spot.

Jets head coach Paul Maurice was heading back to Dublin, Ohio to spend some time with his family after living out of a suitcase since taking over as head coach on Jan. 12.


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