Byfuglien will play forward against the Blue Jackets on Saturday.
The Jets have been struggling lately, they have lost four straight games and now sit at 19-22-5. They have moved Byfuglien onto the first line with Bryan Little and Andrew Ladd, while Blake Wheeler has been bumped to the third line. Byfuglien played forward during his days in Chicago and at 6-foot-5, 265 lbs. he makes one big power-forward. He has tallied 34 points (10G / 24A) in 46 games this season.
Dustin Byfuglien will be in the lineup for the Jets tonight, coach Claude Noel says.
Byfuglien left the Jets last game with a leg injury and did not return. However he participated in an optional skate yesterday and will be in the lineup tonight. Make sure you get him in your lineup, he has three goals and six assists in 13 games this season.
#nhljets Byfuglien will likely play tomorrow night against NYR.
Byfuglien left yesterday's game with a lower-body injury but was on the ice this morning for the Jets optional practice. It appears as if he will be in the lineup tomorrow which is great news for Winnipeg.
#NHLJets optional skate Sunday. Dustin Byfuglien back skating with the team.
This is good news for Byfuglien's fantasy owners because his presnese at practice means that he is nearing a return. The Jets next game isn't until Tuesday which gives Byfuglien a couple of more days to get healthy.
Byfuglien skated today but is still considered day-to-day.
Byfuglien was off to a good start to the season (3 G - 4 A in 7 games) but this injury has kept him out of the Jets last three games and he will miss tonight. He should be returning in the near future.
#NHLJets head coach Claude Noel officially rules out Dustin Byfuglien (day-to-day).
Byfuglien (lower body) will miss his third consecutive game tonight. This is unfortunate for the the Jets and his fantasy owners as he was off to a great start to the season with 3 G and 4 A in 6 games. Consider him day-to-day.
#nhljets Dustin Byfuglien will not be in the lineup tonight against Tampa Bay.
There's no word on what Byfuglien injured other than "he aggravated something". He missed yesterday's game and will be out again today. This is a big loss for the Jets as Byfuglien is one of their most important pieces.