Dustin Byfuglien Injury: Updates on Jets Star's Upper Body and Return

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist

Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien (33) skates during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien has been recovering from an upper-body injury, but is active vs. Montreal. He had been out since March 4. 

Continue for updates.


Byfuglien to Return vs. Montreal

Thursday, March 26

The Jets' official Twitter feed reported that Byfuglien is active for the team as they take on the Montreal Canadiens.

On March 6, the Jets announced that Byfuglien would miss two-to-four weeks due to injury, according to the team's official Twitter feed.   


Byfuglien Will Not Return Against Senators

Wednesday, March 4

The Jets announced Byfuglien will not return to Wednesday’s contest against the Senators because of an "upper body injury."

Byfuglien is a physical enforcer on the back end of the Jets defense, but he also has 42 points on the season (15 goals and 27 assists). His ability to get involved in the scoring department as well as get back on defense is critical in Winnipeg’s attack.

The Jets are battling for postseason position in the daunting Western Conference, although they may have to find a way to replace Byfuglien's production for the time being. That may prove difficult considering it is the stretch run of the season.

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