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Dustin Byfuglien | Defenseman | #33

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/27/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 260
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 8 (245) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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Dustin Byfuglien netted the winner with just 10 seconds left in Thursday's eventual 5-4 win over San Jose.
The tally was his 19th goal and sixth winner of the season. He also picked up a trio of assists during the game, raising his point total up to 53 on the season. Apr 8 - 1:33 AM

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Dustin Byfuglien did a bit of everything in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to Chicago.

Byfuglien picked up a goal and two assists with a block, a minor, plus four shots and hits. It'd be tough to find a fantasy owner disappointed in those results. The big defender now has 18 goals and 48 points.
Apr 2 - 1:07 AM

Dustin Byfuglien (flu) is taking part in Wednesday's practice.

Nothing is set in stone, but it seems likely that Byfuglien will end up playing in Wednesday's game against Calgary. He has 16 goals and 44 points in 68 contests in 2015-16.
Mar 16 - 1:39 PM

Dustin Byfuglien (flu) is expected to be a game-time decision on Wednesday night.

"Hopeful... we'll see," coach Paul Maurice said after Byfuglien got back on the ice Tuesday. "He's got to get through probably another 24 hours of keeping food down and feeling good. Then if he's strong (Wednesday), he'll go back in. But we'll wait and see." He wasn't able to play on Monday because of the illness.
Mar 16 - 9:16 AM

Dustin Byfuglien (flu) is skating on Tuesday.

He didn't play on Monday because of the flu, but it looks like he is on track to return to the lineup on Wednesday night.
Mar 15 - 3:18 PM

Dustin Byfuglien won't play in Monday's game against the Vancouver Canucks.

Byfuglien is dealing with an undisclosed injury and the Jets decided it was in his best interest to miss at least one game. It's a smart decision, as the Jets are all but eliminated from the playoff picture. Joel Armia, Anthony Peluso, Nikolaj Ehlers and Bryan Little are also sidelined with various injuries.
Mar 14 - 10:17 PM

Dustin Byfuglien will be a game-time decision Monday night against Vancouver.

He didn't take part in the morning skate because of an undisclosed ailment. Coach Paul Maurice said the issue is not related to the upper-body injury Byfuglien sustained against Detroit.
Mar 14 - 3:29 PM

Dustin Byfuglien will indeed play Saturday against Colorado.

It's been another fantastic season for Byfuglien. He's posted 16 goals, 43 points, 83 blocks, 97 PIMs, and 184 hits in just 67 games thus far. Suffice it to say, get him back in your lineup.
Mar 12 - 1:54 PM

Dustin Byfuglien is participating in Saturday morning's practice.

That is good news as Byfuglien had sustained an upper-body injury in Thursday's 3-2 loss to Detroit and missed a considerable amount of the third period as a result. Keep Byfuglien active for now.
Mar 12 - 11:18 AM

Dustin Byfuglien scored a goal in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Florida Panthers.

Byfuglien tied the game at one in the second period. He finished the game with a plus-2 rating, four shots on goal and one hit in 24:50 of ice time. The 30-year-old has 16 goals and 40 points in 62 games in 2015-16.
Mar 1 - 11:27 PM

Dustin Byfuglien didn't practice Wednesday after he took a skate to the groin area on Tuesday.

He was hit below the belt on the first shift against Carolina, but he still went on to play 26:35 of ice time. Byfuglien should be ready to play Thursday night, according to coach Paul Maurice.
Feb 18 - 9:42 AM

According to Sportsnet's John Shannon, the Winnipeg Jets will host the Edmonton Oilers in an outdoor game next season.

The game will likely take place in late October according to Shannon's report. The Jets have never played in an outdoor game, while the Oilers were the first team to host a Heritage Classic back in 2003.
Feb 13 - 6:16 PM

Dustin Byfgulien's new five-year contract extension has a no-movement clause in the first two years of the deal.

Byfuglien will have full control over a potential new destination in the first two years, but it becomes a no-trade clause as of year three. If the Jets want to move him between year three and year five, he'd have to provide them with a list of 14 teams he'd refuse to go to.
Feb 8 - 8:19 PM

Dustin Byfuglien has inked a five-year contract extension with the Winnipeg Jets.

His new deal has an annual average value of $7.6 million. Byfuglien's name has come up in trade rumors, but this will take him off the table. He would've been eligible for unrestricted free agency in the summer if something wasn't worked out with the Jets. Byfuglien has generated 15 goals, 32 points, 78 penalty minutes and 163 shots in 52 games this season.
Feb 8 - 3:37 PM

Dustin Byfuglien registered a pair of assists in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Byfuglien helped set up goals by Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler in the third period. He finished the game with four shots on goal, an even rating, four penalty minutes and one hit in 24:47 of ice time. The 30-year-old has seven points in his last four contests, and he now has 15 goals and 32 points in 51 games in '15-16.
Feb 5 - 11:16 PM

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C1Bryan Little
2Mark Scheifele
3Adam Lowry
4Andrew Copp
5Nic Petan
LW1Mathieu Perreault
2Nikolaj Ehlers
3Marko Dano
4Alexander Burmistrov
5Chris Thorburn
6Brandon Tanev
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Drew Stafford
3Joel Armia
4Anthony Peluso
5Matt Halischuk
6J.C. Lipon
D1Dustin Byfuglien
2Tyler Myers
3Jacob Trouba
4Toby Enstrom
5Mark Stuart
6Ben Chiarot
7Julian Melchiori
8Paul Postma
G1Ondrej Pavelec
2Michael Hutchinson