Byfuglien skated with the team today and is expected to play on the top pairing alongside Tobias Enstrom.
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Dustin Byfuglien left last night’s game during the first period after blocking a shot in the Atlanta Thrashers’ 2-1 loss to the Florida Panthers. For the time being the Thrashers’ offensive defenseman has been listed as day-to-day with a lower body injury.
Through his first 19 games as a Thrasher, Byfuglien has failed to disappoint with five goals and 16 points on the year– tied for fourth amongst defenseman.