The Jets have signed Dustin Byfuglien to a five-year, $38 million dollar extension.
Byfuglien was set to become an unrestricted free-agent at the end of the season and was expected to be traded as we approached the trade deadline, but that doesn’t appear to be the case anymore. Byfuglien is locked up through the 2020-21 season. He has 15 goals and 17 assists (32 points) in 52 games this season.
Byfuglien had a dislocated rib that never healed properly, but he was able to play through it vs. Anaheim. After posting 45 points (18G / 27A) in the regular season, he had just one assist and a minus-4 rating in the four-game sweep.
Byfuglien is eligible to return from suspension on Saturday.
Byfuglien has finished serving his four-game suspension and is expected to be in the lineup on Saturday vs. the Flames. While a lot of players will be getting the night off across the league, the Jets will want to get Byfuglien back into the lineup to get him back up to speed before the playoffs.
Byfuglien (upper-body) will be back in the lineup on Thursday.
Byfuglien has missed the last nine games with an upper-body injury, but he will be back in the lineup tonight vs. Montreal. Byfuglien will play on the third pairing with Adam Pardy and he will likely see some power-play time as well. Byfuglien has 15 goals and 27 assists (42 points) in 65 games this season.
Byfuglien (upper-body) was held out of Tuesday’s game; possible for Thursday.
Byfuglien was listed as a game-time decision, but was not quite ready to return to the lineup. He was believed to be close last night, so it seems like a safe bet that he will be back tomorrow vs. the Blues.
The Jets are in the thick of the playoff race in the Western Conference, but were dealt a major blow today. Byfuglien, who has 15 goals and 27 assists (42 points) in 65 games this season, will miss at least two weeks. If it is two weeks, he will likely miss 6 or 7 games at least.
Byfuglien left Wednesday’s game with an upper-body injury and did not return.
Byfuglien was injured in a collision in the second period. He finished the shift, but then immediately went to the room. Jets coach Paul Maurice did not have an update on on Byfuglien after the game, saying “we’ll know more [Thursday].”