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Letestu Out Six Months (Or More) With Myocarditis

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A heart inflammation will keep the veteran sidelined long-term.

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Mark Letestu #22 of the Winnipeg Jets looks on from the bench during the singing of the National anthems prior to NHL action against the Minnesota Wild at the Bell MTS Place on October 10, 2019 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images

Winnipeg Jets head coach Paul Maurice revealed today that Mark Letestu is being shut down for a minimum of six months as he recovers from myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle. It is not expected to affect Letestu’s long-term health, according to Maurice.

The news all but guarantees Letestu will not return this season, unless the Jets make a run into the playoffs and Letestu can get back into game shape. The veteran forward appeared in seven games with the Jets this season, but didn’t manage to find the score-sheet. The 34-year-old signed a one-year deal with the Jets back on July 2nd. Letestu had missed the last six games.

I don’t claim to be a medical professional, so you can find more information about myocarditis here.

We wish Mark a full and speedy recovery. We hope you’re back eating mustard soon.