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Dustin Byfuglien | Defenseman | #33

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/27/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 260
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 8 (245) / CHI
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Dustin Byfuglien scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Kings.
Byfuglien picked up the primary assist on Blake Wheeler's power play goal in the first period (1-0) before scoring the game-tying goal (2-2) in the second frame. The Jets blue liner now has four goals and 30 points in 48 games this season. Feb 21 - 8:03 AM

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Dustin Byfuglien has been handed a $5,000 fine for slashing the Capitals' Jay Beagle.

That incident occurred during Tuesday's contest. Byfuglien has 25 points and 67 penalty minutes in 45 games in 2017-18.

Dustin Byfuglien scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Arizona Coyotes.

Byfuglien had a productive night in his 800th career NHL game. He helped set up Jack Roslovich's goal 30 seconds into the first period before adding one of his own less than 7:30 later. The Jets blueliner finished the night with two shots and plus-2 rating in 23:45 of ice time. The 32-year-old has three goals and 23 points in 42 games this season. He managed to put his nine-game goal drought to bed.
Feb 7 - 12:01 AM

Dustin Byfuglien is expected to play Tuesday night despite skipping the morning skate for maintenance.

This will be Byfuglien's 800th career NHL contest. He has contributed four assists in his last nine outings. Byfuglien's defense partner, Toby Enstrom, also missed the morning skate and will play against Arizona.
Feb 6 - 2:25 PM

Dustin Byfuglien may be paired with Josh Morrissey following Jacob Trouba's injury.

Trouba and Morrissey were playing well as a shutdown duo for the Jets. Byfyglien is expected to take on an expanded role with Trouba out for a while due to an ankle problem.
Jan 29 - 10:08 AM

Dustin Byfuglien finally got his first goal of the season on Friday night in a 4-3 win over Buffalo.

Byfuglien opened the scoring with a power-play marker at the 9:27 mark of the first period. He has 16 points in 30 games this season. Byfuglien didn't get a shift during the final 2:50 of the contest when the Jets were protecting a one-goal lead.
Jan 6 - 12:10 PM

Dustin Byfuglien made up for lost time with 25:11 of ice time in Tuesday's overtime loss to Colorado.

Byfuglien missed 10 games with a lower-body injury before making his return to the lineup against Colorado. He had a breakaway chance to win it in the extra session, but came up short. Byfuglien has no goals and 15 assists in 29 matches this season. He was credited with three shots on goal on eight attempts Tuesday night. He also had three hits and two blocks in the game.
Jan 3 - 10:56 AM

Dustin Byfuglien (lower body) will return to the lineup on Tuesday night.

Byfuglien sat out 10 games with a lower-body injury. He will take Tucker Poolman's spot against Colorado. Get Byfuglien back in your lineup.
Jan 2 - 2:15 PM

Dustin Byfuglien (lower body) may be back in the lineup on Tuesday night.

Coach Paul Maurice expects Byfuglien to play if there are no setbacks and he feels ready to return. The Winnipeg defender has missed the last 10 games with a lower-body injury.
Jan 1 - 5:13 PM

Coach Paul Maurice hopes to have Dustin Byfuglien back from a lower-body injury in the next five days.

If that actually turns out to be the timetable then Byfuglien could be available to return on Jan. 5 against Buffalo. Byfuglien hasn't been in the lineup since Dec. 9.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 02:11:00 PM

Dustin Byfuglien (lower body) was apparently able to skate on his own Wednesday morning.

It wasn't previously known if Byfuglien had resumed skating yet. Jets coach Paul Maurice said that Byfuglien has been making progress and might be able to return in early January.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 01:21:00 PM

It doesn't look like Dustin Byfuglien (lower body) has resumed skating yet.

Byfuglien last played on Dec. 9 and given that he hasn't been seen on the ice, it seems fair to believe that he's not close to returning. He had gotten off to a solid start before getting hurt with 15 assists in 28 games while averaging 23:40 minutes.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 12:01:00 PM

Dustin Byfuglien (lower body) has been moved to the injured reserve list.

Byfuglien is regarded as week-to-week, so placing him on the IR makes sense. The move is presumably retroactive to Dec. 9.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 11:49:00 AM

Dustin Byfuglien is week-to-week with a lower-body injury, according to coach Paul Maurice.

Byfuglien was injured in Saturday's game against Tampa Bay and he didn't participate in Monday's morning skate. The Jets blueliner has no goals and 15 assists in 28 games this season.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 12:26:00 PM

Dustin Byfuglien participated in Thursday's practice.

This is just an FYI because Byfuglien skipped Wednesday's skate for maintenance reasons. He should be fine to play on Friday.
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 12:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mark Scheifele
2Bryan Little
3Adam Lowry
4Matt Hendricks
5Nic Petan
6Jack Roslovic
LW1Nikolaj Ehlers
2Kyle Connor
3Mathieu Perreault
4Andrew Copp
5Shawn Matthias
6Brandon Tanev
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Patrik Laine
3Joel Armia
4Marko Dano
D1Dustin Byfuglien
2Jacob Trouba
3Tyler Myers
4Josh Morrissey
5Dmitry Kulikov
6Toby Enstrom
7Ben Chiarot
8Julian Melchiori
9Tucker Poolman
G1Connor Hellebuyck
2Steve Mason
3Michael Hutchinson