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Jets Suspend Veteran Defenceman Byfuglien in Move to Free Up Cap Space

Jets Suspend Veteran Defenceman Byfuglien in Move to Free Up Cap Space

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

 

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Winnipeg Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien (33) handles the puck as St. Louis Blues’ Jaden Schwartz defends during the second period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in St. Louis. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jeff Roberson)

WINNIPEG — Veteran defenceman Dustin Byfuglien has been suspended without pay by the Winnipeg Jets in a move that frees up space under the salary cap.

Byfuglien has been on a personal leave of absence since training camp began on Sept. 13, with no timeline for his return.

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Winnipeg Jets Defenceman Dustin Byfuglien Granted Leave of Absence

Winnipeg Jets Defenceman Dustin Byfuglien Granted Leave of Absence

 

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Winnipeg Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien (33) handles the puck as St. Louis Blues’ Jaden Schwartz defends during the second period in Game 6 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in St. Louis. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jeff Roberson)

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien has been granted a leave of absence from the team.

The Jets didn’t provide a reason for Byfuglien’s absence, but the made the announcement Friday just prior to the start of training camp.

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Jets Coach Maurice: Byfuglien ‘Out for a While’ with Lower-Body Injury

Jets Coach Maurice: Byfuglien ‘Out for a While’ with Lower-Body Injury

By The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien (33) checks St. Louis Blues’ Alexander Steen (20) during third period NHL action in Winnipeg on Friday, December 7, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice says defenceman Dustin Byfuglien will be “out for a while” after leaving Saturday’s game with a lower-body injury in the third period.

Maurice, speaking to reporters on Sunday, said Byfuglien will not need surgery but likely will not play until after the all-star break at the end of January.

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Jets Defenceman Byfuglien Fined for Slashing Flames Forward Gaudreau

Jets Defenceman Byfuglien Fined for Slashing Flames Forward Gaudreau

By The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien (33), scores the game-winning goal in overtime on Calgary Flames goaltender Jeff Glass (31) during pre-season NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Friday, September 21, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

NEW YORK — The NHL has fined Winnipeg defenceman Dustin Byfuglien US $2,500 for slashing Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau.

The incident occurred late in the Flames’ 4-1 win at Winnipeg on Thursday night.

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Jets Sign Byfuglien to Five-Year Extension Deal

Jets Sign Byfuglien to Five-Year Extension Deal

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Winnipeg Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien (33) laughs after scoring from just inside centre ice against the Arizona Coyotes during second period NHL hockey action, in Winnipeg, Tuesday, January 26, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Dustin Byfuglien to a five-year contract extension worth an average of $7.6 million annually.

The 30-year-old Roseau, Minnesota native has recorded 32 points (15G, 17A) so far this season while appearing in all 52 games and sits in a tie for second amongst all NHL defencemen with his 15 goals.

Byfuglien represented the Central Division at the 2016 all-star game, scoring a goal and adding an assist.

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Jets Defenceman Byfuglien Facing Suspension After Cross Check on Rangers Miller

Jets Defenceman Byfuglien Facing Suspension After Cross Check on Rangers Miller

By The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien (33) celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during second period NHL action in Winnipeg on Saturday, January 3, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Winnipeg Jets may be without defenceman Dustin Byfuglien for key games in their drive for the playoffs.

Byfuglien is facing a suspension of up to five games after delivering a vicious cross-check to the back of New York Rangers centre J.T. Miller on Tuesday night.

The play occurred late in the second period of Winnipeg’s 3-2 loss to New York. Miller had fallen to the ice near the crease after taking a swipe at a rebound off the pads of Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec. The 260-pound Byfuglien looked down at the prone Miller and drove his stick in to the back of the Rangers forward’s head, also falling to his knees.

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Jets’ Byfuglien Gets Two Days Community Service

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All but one of the charges were dropped against the Winnipeg Jets’ defenceman Dustin Byfuglien in a Minneapolis courtroom Monday.

Byfuglien pleaded guilty to dangerous operation of a motorboat in a plea deal that saw all drug and alcohol related charges dropped.

Judge Ronald Abrams gave Byfuglien 30 days of community service, but suspended all but two of them for a year.

Byfuglien apparently did not talk to media after leaving the courtroom, except to say “Yeah” when asked if he was glad the ordeal was over.

Byfuglien was charged last year with dangerous operation of a motorboat, boating while intoxicated and refusing to submit to a police blood or urine test. He was charged after police stopped him on Lake Minnetonka on August 31, 2011.

Jets’ GM Kevin Cheveldayoff released the following statement after the ruling: “After allowing the legal process to play out, we are thankful to see this matter resolved to the satisfaction of all parties involved. As an organization, the Winnipeg Jets are happy this is behind Dustin and he can look forward to the upcoming hockey season, along with the rest of the team and their passionate fan base.”

— Staff

Jets’ Byfuglien Tapped to Play in NHL All-Star Game

Jets’ Byfuglien Tapped to Play in NHL All-Star Game

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien in pre-season action against the Columbus Blue Jackets at MTS Centre on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. (JAMES TURNER / METRO WINNIPEG FILE)

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien has earned a spot in the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game.

The game — set for Sunday, January 29 at Ottawa’s Scotiabank Place — will be Byfuglien’s second straight appearance in the All-Star line-up. The 26-year-old leads all Jets defencemen with 24 points (6g, 18a) in 35 games played this season. Byfuglien also led the team with 149,405 fan votes, helping him secure his position on the elite roster.

The Jets will meet the San Jose Sharks tonight at MTS Centre in their first home game since December 31. Puck drop is 7:30 p.m. (TSN Jets, TSN Radio 1290). Watch for reporter Darrin Bauming’s post-game report on ChrisD.ca later tonight.

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