Maple Leaf looked good on Jets' Mark Scheifele

Canada's Joel Ward (left) celebrates his goal against Italy with teammates Mark Scheifele (middle)...

Canada's Joel Ward (left) celebrates his goal against Italy with teammates Mark Scheifele (middle) and Jonathan Huberdeau during the world championship at Chizhovka Arena in Minsk May 16, 2014. (REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:23 PM ET

Mark Scheifele won’t have to spend the off-season wondering when he will be back to full health.

After suiting up for Team Canada at the 2014 World Hockey Championship in Belarus, the Winnipeg Jets centre already has his answer.

Playing for the first time in roughly two months after suffering a sprained knee, Scheifele started slowly in the international event but found his form and looked like himself in the final few games before Canada was eliminated with a loss to Finland in the quarterfinal.

“It’s tough to not play a lot. Every hockey player wants to be playing the most minutes. But I was on a team where there were a lot of good players and the coaches are just trying to find the right combinations. I was the odd-man out, but when you get on the ice you just want to work your hardest and do what you can to help the team and hopefully capitalize when you do get that chance,” Scheifele said in a telephone interview. “Obviously it took a little bit to get my legs


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