Byfuglien finished fifth in goals (19) and eighth in points (53) amongst defensemen this campaign. Big Buff continued to play at a high level for Winnipeg this season, despite the team's 25th-place finish. While he put up scoring totals that we've come to expect, other facets of his game improved, especially considering how the team around him performed. Byfuglien set career-highs in time-on-ice per game (25:12), hits (222), and also finished with a plus-4 rating.
Byfuglien delivered three assists and netted the game-winning goal Thursday night, helping the Jets to a 5-4 win over the Sharks. In the waning moments of regulation, Byfuglien ripped a wrister from the point that deflected off the stick of Sharks defenseman Brent Burns to end the game. This was the second time in the past five games that Byfuglien cracked the scoresheet to the tune of three-plus points. Fantasy owners must love how the 31-year-old defenseman is still giving it his all despite the Jets having no shot at the postseason.
Byfuglien lit the lamp and added two assists against the Blackhawks on Friday. Byfuglien's scoring has dropped a bit recently, although he's been racking up penalty minutes with gusto, but this game gives him 18 goals and 30 assists on the season. He's still one of the better scoring blueliners you will find.
Byfuglien lit the lamp, adding a plus-2 rating and four hits in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Kings. Byfuglien had not found twine in 10 straight coming into Thursday's contest, but it hasn't been for a lack of effort, as the blueliner fired on net 33 times in that span. The 30-year-old has now equaled last season's 45 points, but he's also appeared in four more games, showcasing a better fortune of health despite recent complications.
As expected, Byfuglien (illness) will return to action Wednesday against the Flames, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Byfuglien's owners will be happy to have him back in their lineups Wednesday, as the big-bodied defenseman has been fantastic of late, notching 10 points (one goal, nine assists) in his last 12 games. The former eighth-round pick is expected to skate alongside Toby Enstrom on the Jets' top pairing and power-play unit in Wednesday's matchup with Calgary.
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