Jets' Dustin Byfuglien: Ruled out for Thursday

Byfuglien (lower body) won't dress for Thursday's tilt against Vancouver, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

The imposing defenseman is reportedly battling a soft-tissue ailment in his lower body, and will remain day-to-day. After averaging 23:40 of time on ice during the first two regular-season games and notching an assist, Byfuglien showed once again how important he is to the Winnipeg defense, and will likely return to being a workhorse as soon as he's cleared to play. His next opportunity to play will come Saturday against Carolina.

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