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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 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. Oct 19 - 12:04 PM

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Dustin Byfuglien took a maintenance day on Wednesday.

Byfuglien missed the Jets' games on Oct. 9 and Oct. 12 due to a lower-body injury, but Jets coach Paul Maurice said Byfuglien is resting for reasons unrelated to that issue. It's a little concerning to see Byfuglien taking a maintenance day so soon after returning for an injury, but as things stand he's still projected to play on Friday.
Oct 18 - 3:03 PM

Dustin Byfuglien is ready to return to game action Saturday against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Byfuglien has missed the last two games due to a lower-body injury. He has one point in two games this season and should be started in every fantasy format.
Oct 14 - 12:38 PM

Dustin Byfuglien (lower body) won't be available on Thursday.

That's not too surprising given that Byfuglien didn't practice on Wednesday. This will be his second straight game on the sidelines.
Oct 11 - 6:26 PM

Dustin Byfuglien (lower body) didn't take part in Wednesday's practice.

Byfuglien wasn't available for Monday's game due to the injury. Consider him questionable for Thursday's contest as well.
Oct 11 - 5:48 PM

Dustin Byfuglien was a scratch for Monday's game in Edmonton due to a lower-body injury, head coach Paul Maurice said.

With Byfuglien sidelined it was Tucker Poolman drawing in and making his NHL debut. The veteran rearguard Byfuglien hadn't skated in the past two days, and now you know why. Officially he is considered day to day. He'll have two full days to rest before the team takes to the ice Thursday in Vancouver.
Oct 10 - 12:13 AM

It looks like Dustin Byfuglien will be scratched on Monday.

Byfuglien wasn't taking part in the Jets' pregame warmup. It's not clear if he's dealing with an injury or not, but it wouldn't be surprising if he is hurt given that he also missed the Jets' last two skates. With Byfuglien out, Tucker Poolman is projected to draw into the lineup.
Oct 9 - 8:51 PM

Dustin Byfuglien is projected to see less ice time in 2017-18.

Byfuglien averaged a league-leading 27:26 of playing time per game last season. The Jets were missing plenty of defenders, mostly due to injuries, so Byfuglien had to take on more ice time. If Jacob Trouba, Josh Morrissey, Toby Enstrom, Tyler Myers and Dmitry Kulikov can stay healthy then there won't be as much pressure on Byfuglien and he can get a breather during penalty kill situations.
Sep 18 - 10:06 AM

Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien is hoping his team will go a lot further than they went last year.

That shouldn't be too difficult considering the Jets didn't make the playoffs last year. "Every season you get to start from zero," Byfuglien said. "All you've got to do is just go out there, work hard and you build your own luck. You start from zero at the beginning of the season and just keep building to see how far you can go. We're hoping and planning that this year it's a lot further than we've gone [in recent seasons]." If the Jets make the playoffs, Byfuglien will be one of the big reasons why. He had 51 points in 76 games last season.
Source: NHL.com
Aug 15 - 7:24 PM

Dustin Byfuglien scored a goal and two assists in Thursday's 4-3 OT win over the Anaheim Ducks.

Byfuglien picked up the only assist on Joel Armia's first-period goal, he scored the game-tying goal with 12 seconds remaining in regulation and he helped set up Mark Scheifele's game-winning marker in the extra frame. The Jets defenseman finished the game with a plus-2 rating and six shots on goal in 29:53 of ice time. Byfuglien has 13 goals and 51 points in 76 games. He continues to be one of the top offensive defensemen in the game.
Mar 30 - 11:46 PM

Dustin Byfuglien will return to the lineup from a lower-body injury on Tuesday night.

He is projected to be paired with Julian Melchiori after missing the last two games. Byfuglien has racked up 12 goals, 48 points and 103 penalty minutes in 74 games this season. Get him back in your lineup.
Mar 28 - 1:02 PM

Dustin Byfuglien (lower body) will not play Sunday night against the Canucks.

He is still nursing a lower-body injury and won't be able to suit up for Sunday's contest. Consider Big Buff day-to-day.
Mar 26 - 12:55 PM

Dustin Byfuglien is dealing with a lower-body injury.

He was injured during Thursday's game against the Kings after he collided with Jeff Carter, and he was unable to suit up in Friday night's tilt against the Ducks. Byfuglien is considered day-to-day for now. With Winnipeg all but eliminated from playoff contention, there's no point in them rushing him back into the lineup.
Mar 25 - 9:52 AM

Dustin Byfuglien won't play against the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.

He hit the ice for the pre-game warmup, but he obviously wasn't feeling good enough to suit up. Byfuglien left Thursday's game against Los Angeles after he collided with Jeff Carter. We'll consider him day-to-day for now.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 24 - 10:01 PM

Dustin Byfuglien had to leave the Jets' tilt with Los Angeles with an apparent injury.

Byfuglien left the game late in the third period with an undisclosed injury following a collision with Kings' forward Jeff Carter. It was not before he picked up an assist in the game. The hulking blue-liner has 48 points in 74 games played.
Mar 24 - 4:48 AM

Depth Charts

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