Dustin Byfuglien

Dustin Byfuglien

Winnipeg Jets

Dustin Byfuglien is currently away from the Winnipeg Jets training camp and is reportedly pondering his future in the NHL. There is no timeline for a decision, though it sounds like the Jets will give him all the time he needs to figure it out. (Source: Bob McKenzie on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Losing Byfuglien on the Winnipeg Jets blueline would be a catastrophic loss for the team, especially after seeing Jacob Trouba traded to the New York Rangers in the offseason. In addition to losing Trouba, the Jets also lost Tyler Myers and Ben Chiarot via free agency. If Byfuglien does decide to retire, move Josh Morrissey way up your defense rankings as he would likely quarterback the Jets top powerplay unit.

 

The Winnipeg Jets announced on Friday September 13th that they have granted Dustin Byfuglien a personal leave of absence from the team. No timeline for his return has been announced. (Source: Sara Orlesky on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a wait and see scenario with Byfuglien. As always, the Jets are tight-lipped about what is going on, stating only that the issue is not related to Byfuglien's health. Assuming Byfuglien returns to the team prior to opening night, he should assume his place on the Jets top powerplay unit as well as log 25-30 minutes a night.

 

Dustin Byfuglien scored a goal and doled out an assist in Winnipeg's 6-3 win over the St. Louis Blues Sunday night.

Fantasy Impact: Byfuglien has been having a fantastic post-season with five points in three games played so far.

 

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Dustin Byfuglien dished out assists on Patrik Laine's and Mark Scheifele's goals in Winnipeg's 4-3 loss to the Blues Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Byfuglien is having a fine post-season with the Jets as he has tallied three assists and a minus-one rating through two games played so far. His physical presence will have to become even more pronounced for Winnipeg to overcome the 2-0 series deficit facing them.

 

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Dustin Byfuglien provided the secondary assist to Patrik Laine's lone goal of the night as the Jets would fall to the Blues 2-1 in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals.

Fantasy Impact: Byfuglien's playoff experience should benefit Winnipeg like it did last year as he racked up 16 points in 17 games played in 2018.

 

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Dustin Byfuglien was a plus one with five PIM and two SOG in 24:28 of ice-time in his second game after his long layoff.

Fantasy Impact: Byfuglien is needed by this Jets team that seems to need any help it can get on the blueline. He has four goals and 26 assists thru only 39 games. His season has been ravaged by injuries.

 

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Dustin Byfuglien is out until at least the All-Star game with a lower-body injury. (Source: Sports Centre on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Byfuglien has been a disappointment this season due to injuries. His fantasy owners can only hope for a speedy recovery.

 

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Dustin Byfuglien had three assists in the Jets 6-3 victory over his former team the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday. He had three assists, two PPP, two PIM and four SOG in 25:23 of ice-time.

Fantasy Impact: Byfuglien must enjoy beating up on his former team. They traded him away after their first Stanley Cup Championship in 2010. He now plays for the great team as his former team the Blackhawks are the worst team in hockey.

 

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Dustin Byfuglien scored a powerplay goal in the Jets 7-1 win over the Flyers on Sunday. He was a plus one with one PPG, 12 PIM and three SOG in 19:20 of ice-time.

Fantasy Impact: Byfuglien and the Jets came out flat in his return from a concussion. Now we can see that he had no ill affects from the concussion. He will be a top ten defenseman going forward.

 

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Dustin Byfuglien returned from a concussion in the Jets 1-0 loss to the Blues on Friday. Byfuglien contributed two SOG in the loss.

Fantasy Impact: The whole Jets team disappointed on Friday. So look for Byfuglien to rebound on Sunday against the Flyers.

 

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Dustin Byfuglien missed Thursday nights tilt against his former team the Chicago Blackhawks with a concussion. (Source: Brian Munz on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Byfuglien is not different than any other player there is no time table for his return. He is clearly worth holding onto in all leagues.

 

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Dustin Byfuglien has three assist in the Jets 4-2 victory over the Panthers on Thursday in Helsinki. He was a plus one with three assists, two PPP and five SOG in 23:42 of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: Byfuglien has continued to contribute at a high level this season. He now has 10 points through 11 games. He is someone you can never bench. He now has two games this season with three points.

 

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Dustin Byfuglien scored the game-winning-goal in the Jets 2-1 victory of over the Red Wings. Byfuglien was a plus one with five SOG.

Fantasy Impact: Not to take anything away from the amazing accomplishment of Byfuglien reaching 500 career points, he did not get all of those points as a defenseman. If he did not play forward early in his career as a Blackhawk the 500 points would be even more amazing. Byfuglien has been a top five fantasy defenseman throughout his career and that is not going to change in the foreseeable future.

 

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Dustin Byfuglien had an assist in the Jets 5-4 overtime win over the Blues on Monday. He was a plus two, with an assist, two PIM and a SOG.

Fantasy Impact: Byfuglien is not one of the best defensemen in his own zone. He is clearly one of the best fantasy defenseman because of his ability to fill up a box-score.

 

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Dustin Byfuglien had a three point night in the Jets 4-1 victory over the Canucks on Thursday. He had one goal, two power-play assists, was a plus one and three SOG.

Fantasy Impact: Byfuglien missed two games with and upper-body injury and came back with a vengeance. There should be no concern of a lingering injury after his performance on Thursday.

 

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Dustin Byfuglien missed his second consecutive game on Tuesday against the Oilers. (Source: Sara Orlesky on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Byfuglien has an upper-body injury and figures to return to action in Thursdays tilt with the Canucks.

 

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Dustin Byfuglien got his first assist on the season in the Jets 2-1 win over the Kings on Tuesday. Byfuglien registered three SOG.

Fantasy Impact: Byfuglien is a great source of categorical help. There is no category that Byfuglien will not help his owners in and should be considered a top five defenseman.

 

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Dustin Byfuglien was a plus one, with four PIM and one shot in the Jets 5-1 loss to the Stars on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Dustin Byfuglien has yet to put up a single point on the young season but he should benefit greatly from being on one of the leagues top offenses.

 

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Dustin Byfuglien had an assist and four hits during Winnipeg's 5-2 loss to Columbus.

Fantasy Impact: In four games played, Byfuglien has three assists and is still looking for his first goal as well as his first power-play point of the season.

 

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Dustin Byfuglien scored a goal and had two assists during the Jets 5-3 preseason win versus Ottawa.

Fantasy Impact: He played a strong overall game and was very involved with not only his three points but also getting off four shots and three hits in 23:17 minutes of ice time. He will be a top ranked defenseman in all fantasy formats this season once again.

 

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Dustin Byfuglien played 80 games this season and scored 13 goals and had 39 assists with a plus-10 rating.

Fantasy Impact: He started the season as the Fantasypros.com consensus 24th ranked player overall and the fifth-ranked defenseman. While his season totals placed him as the sixth highest scoring defenseman in the NHL, there still feels like there is more offense in Byfuglien's game, especially with the high-powered Jets offense. Look for him to be one of the top drafted defensemen once again in next years drafts.

 

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Byfuglien had three shots on goal but finished with a minus-two rating during Winnipeg's 3-2 loss to San Jose. He did not record a point in 24:53 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: He has six assists with no goals scored in his last five games and has a total of 18 shots on goal in that span.

 

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Byfuglien had an assist and finished with a minus-two rating in the Jets 5-2 loss to Colorado. He played 29:05 minutes in the game and also had one shot and one block.

Fantasy Impact: He now has four assists and no goals in his last five games with ten shots in that span while playing close to 30 shifts each game.

 

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Byfuglien had two assists and was a plus-three in the Jets 6-3 win versus Arizona. He also had three shots in 25:33.

Fantasy Impact: He now has one goal and two assists in his last five games with 17 shots on goal in that span.

 

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Byfuglien scored a goal and had four blocks in the Jets 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings. He also had three shots on goal in 27:18 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: He now has two goals in his last four games. This season he has seven goals and 19 assists with a minus-one rating.

 

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Byfuglien did not record a point but did get off four shots on net in the Jets 4-3 loss to Buffalo. He finished with a minus-two rating and recorded 18 penalty minutes after getting an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against Sabre's goalie Robin Lehner.

Fantasy Impact: In 42 games played he has five goals and 19 assists with a minus-three rating. He still plays close to 30 minutes per game but he is a long way off from the 19 goals he scored last season.

 

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Dustin Byfuglien scored a goal and added an assist in Tuesday's loss to the Red Wings. He had a whopping eight shots on goal and finished with a +1 rating.

Fantasy Impact: Byfuglien now has points in each of his last five games and seven of eight. He has 14 shots on goal in his last two played. His time on the ice remains extremely high, and he remains one of the top defenseman and players in the NHL.

 

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Byfuglien had an assist and seven shots on goal in the Jets 3-1 loss to Buffalo. He also had three hits in 29:56 of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: In nine games this season he is still looking for his first goal of the year after scoring 19 a year ago. He does have six assists this season and plays close to 30 minutes a game every night so his goal drought this season should end fairly soon with all the shots he is taking.

 

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Byfuglien had two assists in the Jets 5-4 overtime win versus Toronto. He also had seven hits and one shot on goal in 27:02 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: In four games he has four assists and has a plus-two rating to go with seven shots on goal in the young season.

 

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Byfuglien finished with no points and a minus-two rating in the Jets 4-1 loss to Boston. He did have four shots on goal, five hits and two blocks in the game.

Fantasy Impact: After managing just two shots on goal in the first two games he managed to fire four on net in this game. Hopefully it is a sign he's becoming more assertive after posting just two assists and no goals in his first three games while playing around 30 minutes a game.

 

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Byfuglien had two assists in 30:35 minutes of ice time in the Jets 4-3 loss to Minnesota. He finished with a plus-two rating in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Once again he logged over 30 minutes and will likely see this kind of a workload all year. Last season in 81 games he posted 19 goals and 34 assists with 247 shots on goal.

 

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Dustin Byfuglien scored his eighth goal of the season and added two helpers in a 6-4 win over the Blue Jackets.

Fantasy Impact: Byfuglien has 20 points in 29 games played this season. He is a must start in all fantasy hockey leagues.

 

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Byfuglien scored a goal and had five shots in 25 minutes played in the Jets 3-2 loss to St. Louis.

Fantasy Impact: He now has five goals and five assists in 19 games for the Jets.

 

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Byfuglien scored at 0:26 of the third period that gave the Jets a 2-2 temporary tie with Ottawa. Winnipeg would eventually go on to lose in the shootout 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: Byfuglien's goal was his fourth of the season and he has scored in back-to-back games for the Jets. Byfuglien has taken his place as one of the top blue-liners in the game and showed his physical side with five more hits against Ottawa.

 

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Byfuglien scored the first goal of the game at 3:41 of the first period in the Jets 4-2 win against Toronto. He played 21 minutes and registered two shots and five hits.

Fantasy Impact: The goal was his third of the season for a total of seven points in 13 games.

 

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Winnipeg Jets D Dustin Byfuglien scored a goal and recorded 10 hits in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Islanders.

Fantasy Impact: It was his first goal of the season and although Byfuglien hasn't been healthy enough to make it through the a full season over the last two, he's averaged 19 goals and 31.5 assists over that span. The 6-foot-5 bruiser has 17 hits in three games already this year. He's a top defenseman for endless reasons.

 

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Byfuglien played over 21 minutes and had an assist, three shots and four hits in the Jets 6-2 win against Boston.

Fantasy Impact: Byfuglien is one of the best defensemen in the league coming off a season where he posted 18 goals and 45 points last season. With the Jets showing goal scoring balance with all four lines, he should be in line for even bigger numbers this year.

 

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