You can call off the search party, there were a few more Mark Scheifele sightings for Team Canada on Thursday.
The Winnipeg Jets rookie centre had been used sparingly by Dave Tippett during the previous two games (playing just over two minutes against Slovakia and the Czech Republic), but he took on a slightly larger role in Canada’s 6-1 win over Denmark, playing just over seven minutes as he was used mostly with Jonathan Huberdeau and Sean Monahan.
Scheifele was a perfect nine-for-nine in the circle, managed four shots on goal and started the play that led to Huberdeau’s goal.
Although some Jets’ fans have been up in arms over Scheifele’s limited participation, there’s no reason to be feeling angst over what’s transpired so far.
First and foremost, Scheifele is a rookie on what’s mostly a young team and let’s not forget that he hadn’t played since suffering that knee injury on the collision with New York Islanders defenceman Calvin de Haan back on Mar. 4.