Draw your own conclusions from this nugget of information, Winnipeg Jets fans:

Defenceman Dustin Byfuglien, who exited Sunday's 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils in the third period after crashing into the boards awkwardly, was one of seven skaters who participated in Monday's optional practice at Madison Square Garden. According to team officials -- Byfuglien was not available to media afterward -- the big man will "see how he feels (Tuesday) but he looks like a player for tomorrow."

The question now is: What kind of player will he look like when the Jets wrap up their longest road trip of the season against the New York Rangers?

Even before he left Sunday's game Byfuglien, who missed five games earlier this year with a lower-body injury -- he jokingly referred to it as ear-wax buildup -- looked like a man playing in pain.