Thursday, April 02, 2015

Byfuglien to Miss the Next Four Games

The NHL has decided to come down on Winnipeg forward/defenseman Dustin Byfuglien for his cross-check on Rangers forward J.T. Miller, but maybe not quite as hard as Byfuglien did on his cross-check.  Byfuglien has been handed a 4-game suspension on Thursday, which will leave him with only one more regular season game, the finale, at home against Calgary.

Byfuglien was named a forward at the beginning of the season for the Jets, but due to injury problems in the lineup, he had reverted back to defense and his numbers seemed to increase after the switch back to the defensive position.

In 68 games played this year, thanks to injuries through the year, Byfuglien has managed 18 goals and 45 points, which is good for 124th overall in pool scoring, going into Thursday's action.  Chosen as a forward, Tony took the hulking Winnipeg player with the 129th overall pick, so he was getting exactly the bang for his buck that he should have been expecting.  Unfortunately, there isn't much he can gain in the last five games, except for the last one.

An updated list of injuries can be found here.

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