Byfuglien shot shakes up Wheeler at Jets practice

Screen from Sportsnet footage

Dustin Byfuglien‘s shot ranks among the scariest in the league, and that’s something that teammates need to be aware of almost as much as opponents.

Friday presented a disturbing sight for Winnipeg Jets fans, as Blake Wheeler was hurt by a Byfuglien shot in practice.

Sportsnet has video of the unfortunate moment, which you can watch here.

According to the Jets’ team page, head coach Paul Maurice described Wheeler as “coherent” but an update isn’t likely to surface until Saturday.

It’s been a bumpy ride for the Jets at times this season – to say the least – but Wheeler’s continued climb up the star forward ranks has been an obvious bright side for Winnipeg. Now they need to keep an eye on the health status for their crucial American scorer.