Byfuglien rifled the puck into the back of the net against Dallas on Tuesday. Byfuglien extended his goal streak to three games with Tuesday's marker. Over his last seven contests, the defenseman has averaged a point a game, including two multi-point showings. During that stretch, the 30-year-old has not been hesitant to fire the puck, as he's peppered opposing netminders with 24 shots on net.
Byfuglien tallied two goals -- one shorthanded -- and picked up an assist and two penalty minutes in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Coyotes. After breaking a three-game pointless drought Saturday, Byfuglien delivered yet again with a three-point performance and was also a plus-3. The Minnesota native now has five goals in his last six games and is on pace for his third straight 40-point season.
Byfuglien (undisclosed) scored the Jets' only goal in a 3-1 loss to the Devils on Saturday night. It was his 12th goal. Twelve goals are enough to sit him squarely in fourth spot for goal scoring from the blue line. Byfuglien is a free agent at season's end and there has been plenty of speculation about where he'll be after the trade deadline. But CBC's Hockey Night in Canada reported Saturday night the Jets are making a big push to re-sign him. Good news for Winnipeg fans if it comes to pass.
Byfuglien (undisclosed) will be in the lineup for Friday's tilt in Minnesota, Shane Hnidy of TSN reports. Big Buff left Thursday's game in Nashville after an awkward collision in the neutral zone, and it looked as though he had his leg twisted up. Byfuglien is one of the Jets' most important players, and the news that he won't miss any games with this injury sounds even better than usual after he snapped a five-game pointless streak by scoring two goals Thursday. Look for Byfuglien to keep rolling if he's fully healthy.
Byfuglien exited Thursday's game against the Predators with an undisclosed injury and did not return. Coach Paul Maurice indicated after the game that Byfuglien is "going to make the trip to Minnesota," and said he will re-evaluated Friday. With the short turnaround before Friday's game against the Wild, it wouldn't be surprising if he ends up missing, but more on his availability should come at some point Friday.
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