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Winnipeg Jets

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
95%39%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
4273146924:01

Player Updates

April 20, 2019 11:20 PM
Jets' Dustin Byfuglien: Big effort not enough
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byfuglien scored a goal and tallied an assist Saturday in a 3-2 Game 6 loss to St. Louis, ending the Jets' 2018-19 season.

Byfuglien came to play Saturday, finishing with a pair of points (one coming shorthanded), but it ultimately wasn't enough to keep the Jets' season alive. The larger-than-life blueliner finishes his playoffs having found the scoresheet eight times in six games.

April 14, 2019 11:28 PM
Jets' Dustin Byfuglien: Busy in Game 3 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byfuglien scored a goal, added an assist, and delivered two hits, a plus-3 rating and three shots on goal in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Blues in Game 3.

Byfuglien has been strong for the Jets with five points, seven hits and nine shots through three games in the series. The 34-year-old's combination of physicality and lofty point production makes him attractive to fantasy owners, many of whom would like the Jets to overcome the 2-1 deficit they currently face.

April 13, 2019 01:32 AM
Jets' Dustin Byfuglien: Banks two power-play helpers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byfuglien picked up two assists on the man advantage as well as three shots, three hits and two blocked shots in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Blues in Game 2.

Byfuglien has three assists in the series so far, as well as six each of shots and hits. He's averaged 25:58 in the two postseason contests. Despite an injury-plagued campaign, Byfuglien is a highly desired fantasy asset, having accumulated 45 points (19 goals, 26 assists) in 62 playoff appearances in his career, including 16 points over 17 outings last spring.

April 11, 2019 07:24 PM
Jets' Dustin Byfuglien: Grabs helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byfuglien notched an assist in Wednesday's 2-1 defeat to St. Louis.

Since returning from an ankle injury, Byfuglien has recorded two helpers and 13 shots, but he's still trying to find the back of the net for the first time since Dec. 20 versus San Jose. Despite the goal drought, the blueliner should continue to eat up big minutes on a game-to-game basis, similar to the 25:30 he logged in Game 1.

March 30, 2019 11:04 PM
Jets' Dustin Byfuglien: Logs heavy minutes in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byfuglien (ankle) played 24:24 Saturday against Montreal in his return from injury. He did not record a point.

He laid three hits and had three giveaways. The most important part, though, is that he has a few games to get his skates under him in preparation for the postseason. Get Byfuglien back in your lineup if you held onto him this long. This is what you waited for.

March 30, 2019 12:00 PM
Jets' Dustin Byfuglien: Activated from injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byfuglien (ankle) has been activated off of injured reserve, per the NHL media site.

Byfuglien had already been declared a go for the evening's contest, so his activation from injured reserve was the last thing needed to pave the way for his return. The veteran blueliner will look to knock off the rust over the final five regular-season games after missing 34 of the last 39 contests dating back to Dec. 29.

March 30, 2019 11:16 AM
Jets' Dustin Byfuglien: Activation from IR pending
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

As expected, Byfuglien (ankle) will return Saturday against the Canadiens, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

Byfuglien will need to be lifted from injured reserve, but it appears that such a move is imminent. The Jets have already clinched a playoff spot, but they're tied with the Predators at 94 points in the standings, meaning we should expect Big Buff to reprise his top-four role with a spot on the No. 1 power-play unit. Injuries have limited the imposing blueliner to 37 games this season, but he's been quite effective when healthy, adding four goals and 26 assists -- complemented by 16 power-play points -- over that span.

March 29, 2019 03:04 PM
Jets' Dustin Byfuglien: Expected back Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byfuglien (ankle) is expected to rejoin the lineup for Saturday's game against the Canadiens, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.

Barring a setback in the next 24 hours, look for Byfuglien to draw back in against the Canadiens. The star blueliner should reinforce an already electric Winnipeg offense that ranks seventh in the league in scoring (3.35 goals per game). Although multiple extended absences have led to a disappointing fantasy season from Byfuglien, he should assist owners still in contention down the stretch.

March 27, 2019 01:32 PM
Jets' Dustin Byfuglien: Not quite ready to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byfuglien (ankle) won't play Thursday against the Islanders, Mike Sawatzky of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.

Still, the hulking defenseman was in full-contact garb for the latest practice, suggesting that his return could be right around the corner. Byfuglien is about to miss his 19th straight contest, but there's reason to believe it's all about getting the 34-year-old up to snuff from a conditioning standpoint.

March 25, 2019 11:40 AM
Jets' Dustin Byfuglien: Won't play Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byfuglien (ankle) will be out of the lineup against Dallas on Monday, but did take part in the game-day skate, Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg reports.

Byfuglien was sporting a non-contact sweater, yet the fact that he was able to join his teammates on the ice is a step in the right direction. As soon as the blueliner is cleared to play, he figures to get back to eating up big minutes for the Jets, he is currently averaging 24:26 of ice time, including on the power play, where he is logging 3:20 of ice time per game and notched 16 of his 30 points this year.

March 12, 2019 01:32 PM
Jets' Dustin Byfuglien: No timeline for return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byfuglien (ankle) has been limited primarily to off-ice work and remains without a timeline to get back into the lineup, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

At this point, fantasy owners should consider Byfuglien out indefinitely as he works his way back from an ankle issue. The Jets' primary concern will be the postseason, so there is no reason to rush the blueliner into the lineup. Before he can suit up, Byfuglien will need to be activated off injured reserve, which will likely relegate Sami Niku to a spot in the press box.

March 8, 2019 12:48 PM
Jets' Dustin Byfuglien: Returning to Winnipeg
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byfuglien (ankle) is back in Winnipeg to continue his recovery, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

There was some optimism that Byfuglien would be able to return soon since he's traveled with the team, but clearly, the blueliner is not progressing as well as the team hoped. With the brawny skater heading back home, he will for sure miss the next two road games, yet remains without a timeline to return. At this point, the Jets may have to consider shutting the 33-year-old down for the rest of the regular season in the hopes of having him available for the playoffs.

March 3, 2019 01:32 PM
Jets' Dustin Byfuglien: Progressing from injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byfuglien (ankle) is planning on a return to skating later in the upcoming week, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

Byfuglien hasn't suited up in game action since Feb. 14 and was transferred to injured reserve Feb. 23. This news should come as a positive for the Jets, as they are missing out on the 33-year-old's 30 points in 37 games this campaign. Expect the Minnesotan to resume his normal role logging major minutes when he returns.

February 23, 2019 06:04 PM
Jets' Dustin Byfuglien: Transferred to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byfuglien (lower body) has surfaced on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

It's already been decided that Byfuglien will miss a fourth straight game with the Jets taking on the Coyotes in Arizona on Sunday. This has opened up playing time for touted rookie Sami Niku on the third defensive pair alongside Ben Chiarot. The Jets still have plenty of towering skaters at their disposal without the 6-foot-5, 260-pound Byfuglien patrolling the blue line, but none that can replicate his 24-plus minutes of ice time with consistent point production to boot.

February 19, 2019 02:08 PM
Jets' Dustin Byfuglien: Will skip three-game trip
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byfuglien (lower body) will not make the three-game, west coast road trip that extends through Sunday's game against the Coyotes, Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg reports.

Byfuglien's absence will leave a gaping void on the back end for the Jets. It's not a new occurrence, as the veteran blueliner has missed varying lengths of time on three other occasions this season, dressing for just 37 of the team's 59 games. His next opportunity to retake the ice arrives next Tuesday against the Wild. In a corresponding move, the Jets added Tucker Poolman from AHL Manitoba to give them seven healthy defensemen for the trip.

February 16, 2019 12:40 PM
Jets' Dustin Byfuglien: Scratched with injury Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byfuglien is dealing with a lower-body injury that will keep him out of Saturday's game against the Senators, Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg reports.

Suspicion was raised about a Byfuglien injury once the Jets took to the ice for morning skate and the brawny defenseman was a no-show. Look for Jacob Trouba and Josh Morrissey to form the top pair against Ottawa on Saturday, with Byfuglien sure to be evaluated further ahead of Wednesday's road clash with the Avalanche.

February 16, 2019 11:12 AM
Jets' Dustin Byfuglien: Omitted from morning skate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byfuglien was curiously absent from morning skate ahead of Saturday's home game versus the Senators, according to Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun.

While it's strange that Byfuglien wasn't on the ice Saturday morning, we advise against reacting too heavily to this news until the team has a chance to issue an official update. According to Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun, the hulking defender "got tangled up" with Mikko Rantanen in Thursday's game against the Avalanche, but ultimately returned to the contest.

February 9, 2019 08:32 PM
Jets' Dustin Byfuglien: Back on scoresheet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byfuglien picked up an assist in Saturday's 5-2 loss to Ottawa.

It's just his second game back after missing 15 games, so it's nice to see him back on the board. Byfuglien is a stud defender. Make sure he's in your lineup.

February 7, 2019 12:48 PM
Jets' Dustin Byfuglien: Taken off IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byfuglien (ankle), as expected, was activated off injured reserve prior to Thursday's matchup with Montreal.

Byfuglien will pair up with Ben Chiarot on the blue line and could rejoin the team's top power-play unit, where he is logging 3:22 of ice time per game. The Minnesota native will likely be eased back into action following his 15-game stint in the press box, but should get back to playing over 24 minutes per game soon.

February 6, 2019 01:32 PM
Jets' Dustin Byfuglien: Will suit up Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Byfuglien (ankle) will return to the lineup against the Canadiens on Thursday, Sara Orlesky of TSN.ca reports.

Byfuglien -- who will need to be activated off injured reserve -- should get back to logging over 24 minutes per game. The 33-year-old should still be able to challenge for the 40-point mark this season, despite having been out of action for the previous 15 games. With Byfuglien ready to go, Sami Niku is a lock to be sent back down to the minors in order to create space on the 23-man roster.

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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2005-06Chicago25325-6001000
2006-07Chicago9123-2000000
2007-08Chicago67191736-7704001
2008-09Chicago771516317304029
2009-10Chicago82171734-7603011
2010-11ATL81203353-2806000
2011-12Winnipeg66124153-8403000
2012-13Winnipeg4382028-1402000
2013-14Winnipeg78203656-20801002
2014-15Winnipeg691827455503003
2015-16Winnipeg811934534316000
2016-17Winnipeg8013395210101000
2017-18Winnipeg698374515401000
2018-19Winnipeg42427314101000
869177348525-8541360316
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2005-06Chicago456.7433:0655062:1820:50240012
2006-07Chicago185.6155:4519128:5911:0110005
2007-08Chicago16311.71141:031379261:1512:02591027
2008-09Chicago2027.41145:131548214:251:38815123
2009-10Chicago2118.11346:281673223:046:06942231
2010-11ATL3475.81887:402057326:517:49931329
2011-12Winnipeg2235.41591:361683230:2728:09720131
2012-13Winnipeg1425.61049:201103154:0722:02340017
2013-14Winnipeg2567.81800:421978269:44127:09860138
2014-15Winnipeg2098.61565:281721265:2183:091242342
2015-16Winnipeg2477.72041:272224271:51162:451191247
2016-17Winnipeg2415.42195:342327264:17187:321173240
2017-18Winnipeg1934.11679:231728211:2787:561122336
2018-19Winnipeg1153.51023:04991128:3375:39691127
26126.819055:49211532912:39833:4710941819405
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2008-09Chicago17369-2100001
2009-10Chicago2211516-4505012
2014-15Winnipeg4011-4000000
2017-18Winnipeg17511162001000
2018-19Winnipeg62684000000
66212950-4606013
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SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2008-09Chicago407.5292:0340245:380:2526018
2009-10Chicago4524.4357:5050557:550:25200010
2014-15Winnipeg120.092:0110615:323:464002
2017-18Winnipeg559.1450:2447152:1425:4120015
2018-19Winnipeg1216.7154:0716715:2313:484002
16412.81346:251651186:4244:05740227
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/260
Birthdate:
3/27/1985
Age:
34
Hometown:
Roseau, MN
Team:
Winnipeg Jets
School:

NHL Experience: