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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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