Byfuglien underwent ankle surgery and is expected to miss at least four months.
There hasn't been a lot of news surrounding Byfuglien's potential return but this effectively ends his 2019-20 season. Byfuglien's career remains in question and if you were holding onto him in the hope of a mid-season return, you can drop him now.
Byfuglien is taking a personal leave of absence to “ponder his NHL future.”
Bob McKenzie of TSN is reporting that Byfuglien is using the time to ponder his future. McKenzie did not explicitly say that Byfuglien is retiring or gaming back to play, just that he’s contemplating his options and there’s “no timetable” for a decision.
Byfuglien (ankle) has returned to Winnipeg to receive treatment.
Byfuglien has no timetable to return to the Jets lineup and will go back to Winnipeg to receive treatment on his ankle. Nathan Beaulieu and Sami Niku will continue to play fairly large roles on the Jets blueline while Byfuglien and Josh Morrissey are out.
Source: Ken Wiebe 03/8/19, 3:05 pm EST
Byfuglien (lower-body) will not travel on the Jets upcoming three-game road-trip.
Byfuglien missed Saturday’s game vs. the Senators and will miss at least three more games with a lower-body injury. Monitor Big Buff’s status when the Jets return home to face the Wild on February 26th (next Tuesday).
Source: Brian Munz 02/19/19, 1:54 pm EST
Byfuglien (lower-body) will not play on Saturday.
Byfuglien was missing from the Jets morning skate and will be held out of the lineup on Saturday due to a lower-body injury. Sami Niku will draw into the Jets lineup to replace big-bodied defenseman.
Byfuglien (ankle) will return to the Jets lineup on Thursday.
Byfuglien, who has been out since December 29th, is set to return to the lineup against the Canadiens on Thursday. Byfuglien was enjoying a terrific season before getting hurt, tallying four goals and 25 assists (29 points) in 32 games. Kook for him to re-claim his spot on the top power-play unit in Montreal.
Byfuglien (ankle) will miss at least one more game.
Byfuglien is nearing a return to the Jets lineup on Tuesday. Byfuglien got rid of the no-contact jersey on Monday and was on the ice for the morning skate on Tuesday but will sit out for one more game.
Source: Brian Munz 02/5/19, 12:39 pm EST
Byfuglien (ankle) won’t play Saturday; could play Tuesday vs. San Jose.
Byfuglien was on the ice for the Jets morning skate but will not play Saturday vs. the Ducks. His availability this morning suggests that Byfuglien will play Tuesday after missing 15 games with an ankle issue.
Source: Brian Munz 02/2/19, 10:41 am EST
Byfuglien (ankle) will miss at least two more games.
Coming out of the All-Star break, Byfuglien remained in Winnipeg to receive treatment while the team headed east. Byfuglien will not play Monday in Philadelphia or Tuesday and Boston but head coach Paul Maurice was also non-committal about him playing when the team returns home to face the Blue Jackets on Thursday.
Source: Ted Wyman 01/28/19, 9:00 am EST
Byfuglien (ankle) will be out until at least the All-Star break.
Source: Murat Ates 12/30/18, 5:57 pm EST
The Jets have activated Dustin Byfuglien from IR; he is expected to play on Friday.
Byfuglien has missed the last three games but is expected to be back in the lineup on Friday vs. the Blues. Byfuglien will replace Cam Schilling on the blue line and likely take his spot back on the top PP unit. Byfuglien has 17 points (2G / 15A) in 21 games this season.
The Jets have placed Dustin Byfuglien (concussion) on IR.
Byfuglien was stunned in a heavy collision with Jamie Oleksiak on Tuesday, eventually returned to the lineup. Byfuglien was eventually diagnosed with a concussion and missed Thursday’s game and will miss at least a few more contests after being placed on injured reserve. Sami Niku could remain in the Jets lineup while Byfuglien is out.
Source: Ken Wiebe 11/30/18, 8:57 am EST
Byfuglien (concussion-like symptoms) is questionable for Thursday.
Byfuglien was stunned by a hit on Thursday but eventually returned to the game. This morning he remained off the ice and is questionable for Thursday’s game because of concussion-like symptoms. Cam Schilling will play if Byfuglien is unavailable.
Byfuglien (upper-body) will be back in the Jets lineup on Thursday.
Byfuglien has missed the last two games with an upper-body injury, but will be back in tonight vs. the Canucks. Byfuglien will replace Dmitry Kulikov on the blueline and comes in with just one assist and seven shots on goal in four games this season.
Byfuglien (upper-body) will miss a second straight game.
Byfuglien was back on the ice for Monday’s practice but is not ready to re-join the lineup tonight. With Byfuglien out, Dmitry Kulikov will remain in the lineup and Josh Morrissey figures to run the top power-play unit like he did on Sunday.
Byfuglien (undisclosed) will not play Sunday vs. the Hurricanes.
Source: Ken Wiebe 10/14/18, 11:31 am EST
Byfuglien will not be in the Jets lineup on Monday.
There’s no word on why Byfuglien isn’t playing tonight, but it is probably just rest. Tucker Poolman will draw in to replace Byfuglien in Ottawa.
Source: Ken Wiebe 04/2/18, 12:31 pm EST
Byfuglien (lower-body) will be back in the Jets lineup on Tuesday.
Byfuglien has missed the last 10 games with a lower-body injury but will return tonight in Colorado. Byfuglien is shockingly still searching for his first goal of the season, but has picked up 15 assists, a plus-4 rating and 49 PIMS as he contributes in other areas. He will replace Tucker Poolman in the lineup.
Source: Ken Wiebe 01/2/18, 9:15 am EST
Byfuglien (lower-body) should be back in early-January.
Paul Maurice said that Byfuglien is “progressing well” and is on track to be back in early-January. Byfuglien missed the Jets morning skate but was on the ice prior to the skate so he should join his teammates in the coming days/weeks.
Source: Ken Wiebe 12/27/17, 8:01 am EST
The Jets have placed Dustin Byfuglien (lower-body) on IR.
Byfuglien was listed as week-to-week so his move to IR simply opens up a roster spot to recall an insurance defenseman. Julian Melchiori was brought up to be their seventh blueliner. There’s no firm timetable on when Byfuglien is expected to return.