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Winnipeg Jets

Position
D
 
Jersey
33
Name  Dustin Byfuglien
Born  3/27/1985
Height  6-5
Weight  265
Shoots  R
4/7/2014 7:21:00 PM
Description: Winnipeg LW/D Dustin Byfuglien has been diagnosed with a torn muscle and will the rest of the 2013-14 season. SOURCE: Jets on Twitter
Insight: There are only three games left in the season so it makes sense to shut him down. Byfuglien produced 56 points this season while holding dual forward and defenseman eligibility.
 
4/7/2014 12:05:00 PM
Description: Jets D Dustin Byfuglien left Saturday's game due to an upper-body injury and is doubtful for Monday's game against Minnesota.
Insight: Byfuglien (20 G, 36 A) is a must start when healthy, but that's unlikely for Monday.
 
4/6/2014 10:47:00 AM
Description: Jets D Dustin Byfuglien left Saturday's game due to an upper-body injury, according to nhl.com.
Insight: Byfuglien (20 G, 36 A) is considered day-to-day and is iffy for Monday's game against the Wild.
 
Hot3/22/2014 5:04:00 PM
Description: Winnipeg defenseman Dustin Byfuglien (lower body) is expected to play Saturday against Carolina, according to Patrick Williams of nhl.com.
Insight: Byfuglien played through his injury Monday before he missed Wednesday's game. The big defenseman has racked up six goals and two assists his last six games.
 
Hot3/22/2014 1:21:00 PM
Description: Winnipeg defenseman Dustin Byfuglien (lower body) sat out Wednesday and is questionable for Saturday's game against Carolina.
Insight: Byfuglien was a game-time decision Monday but ended up playing. He collected six goals and two assists over his last six games, before sitting the Jets last game.
 
Hot3/19/2014 2:16:00 PM
Description: Winnipeg defenseman Dustin Byfuglien (lower body) will sit out Wednesday, according to Patrick Williams of nhl.com.
Insight: Byfuglien was a game-time decision Monday but ended up playing. He's collected six goals and two assists over his last six games.
 
Hot3/17/2014 7:53:00 PM
Description: Winnipeg defenseman Dustin Byfuglien is participating in pre-game warmups and will play Monday, according to Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun. He was a game-time decision after leaving late in Sunday's game.
Insight: Byfuglien has accumulated six goals, two assists and 22 SOG over his last five games and is one point away from tying his career high of 53, a mark he reached in both 2010-11 and 2011-12. His 19 goals and 236 SOG lead all defensemen.
 
Hot3/17/2014 5:40:00 PM
Description: Winnipeg defenseman Dustin Byfuglien has accumulated six goals, two assists and 22 SOG over his last five games.
Insight: Byfuglien is one point away from tying his career high of 53, a mark he reached in both 2010-11 and 2011-12. His 19 goals and 236 SOG lead all defensemen.
 
3/8/2014 6:25:00 PM
Description: Winnipeg defenseman Dustin Byfuglien had two points Saturday, giving him 46 this season.
Insight: Byfuglien had a goal, an assist and six SOG against the Senators. His 220 SOG rank first among defensemen and fifth in all of the NHL.
 
2/8/2014 9:11:00 PM
Description: Winnipeg defenseman Dustin Byfuglien scored his 14th goal of the season Saturday at St. Louis.
Insight: Byfuglien scored two goals and took 14 SOG the last two games. He leads all blueliners with 205 SOG.
 
1/14/2014 6:41:00 PM
Description: New Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice said he is leaving Dustin Byfuglien at forward for now, according to nhl.com.
Insight: Byfuglien has put up three assists while skating at forward the last two games. He's third among defensemen with 37 points and first with 162 SOG this season.
 
1/10/2014 9:09:00 PM
Description: Here's a new one. The Jets are going to try defenseman Dustin Byfuglien out at forward Saturday against the Blue Jackets. SOURCE: Winnipeg Sun
Insight: Why not, right? He's leading the team in scoring with 34 points this season. If Byfuglien can get more scoring opportunities as a forward while still serving fantasy owners as a defenseman, his value will be off the charts.
 
1/2/2014 10:09:00 PM
Description: Winnipeg defenseman Dustin Byfuglien came up with a goal and an assist Thursday against the Senators.
Insight: Byfuglien only had one goal in December after scoring six in November, but he still has eight goals, 31 points, 143 SOG and 46 PIM in 43 games. If only he could do something about that -11.
 
Hot11/21/2013 10:46:00 PM
Description: Winnipeg defenseman Dustin Byfuglien has scored six goals over his last six games.
Insight: Byfuglien didn't have a goal in his first 18 games but he has exploded recently. He has six goals, 19 points, 84 SOG and 36 PIM after posting two points, six SOG and two PIM Thursday against the Blackhawks, his former team.
 
11/16/2013 9:54:00 AM
Description: Winnipeg defenseman Dustin Byfuglien notched a pair of goals Friday in a shootout win over Philadelphia.
Insight: Byfuglien seems to be heating up. After going the first 18 games of the year without scoring, he's lit the lamp three times in his last three appearances. The 31 and a half minutes he logged in Friday night's victory were a season-high.
 
9/28/2013 12:40:00 PM
Description: Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien left Friday's preseason game with a lower-body injury but coach Claude Noel said Byfuglien is "fine." SOURCE: Winnipeg Sun
Insight: Byfuglien had some cramping but that appears to be the extent of his injury. The 28-year-old scored eight goals with 28 points in 43 games last season. He's one of fantasy's top blueliners.
 
4/11/2013 10:38:00 PM
Description: Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien had a goal and an assist, five SOG and a +4 Thursday against the Panthers.
Insight: Byfuglien's numbers are down from last season, when he had 12 goals and 53 points in 66 games. He has seven goals and 17 assists in 37 games this season.
 
3/5/2013 6:51:00 PM
Description: Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien will play Tuesday against the Panthers after returning home to Minnesota for a personal matter. SOURCE: Gary Lawless, Winnipeg Free Press
Insight: It was uncertain if Byfuglien would make it back to Winnipeg in time due to the winter storm in the Midwest. The 257-pound blueliner has 10 points and 47 SOG in 16 games this season.
 
2/26/2013 6:17:00 PM
Description: Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien is likely to play Tuesday against the Rangers. Byfuglien suffered a lower-body injury Sunday.
Insight: Byfuglien is a top-five fantasy defenseman when healthy but he has missed 20 games over the last two seasons.
 
2/25/2013 8:45:00 PM
Description: The Winnipeg Sun reports that Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien suffered a lower body injury Sunday against the Devils.
Insight: Byfuglien (three goals, six assists) was on hand for Monday's optional skate so it's possible he'll be able to play Tuesday against the Rangers. Fantasy owners should have a backup defenseman ready just in case.
 

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