Dustin Byfuglien RUMORS & NEWS

  • Byfuglien remains the NHL’s most enigmatic force

    TSN "Pick a side, any side. There seem to be endless choices when it comes to Dustin Byfuglien, who just might be the most misunderstood player in the NHL today. He’s Big Buff, one of the most offensively talented defencemen in hockey. He’s the malcontent who would prefer to give media the..." November 05

  • Jets glad Byfuglien can keep his physical presence in their lineup

    Vancouver Province "Dustin Byfuglien wasn't sure what kind of day was in store as he awaited word from the NHL on whether he was getting suspended for a hit on Brendan Gallagher. "I was just kind of wondering what kind of afternoon it could turn (out) to be: a grumpy one or one that you're just getting prepared..." November 04

  • Jets' Dustin Byfuglien avoids suspension for hit on Brendan Gallagher

    CBS Sports "Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien had a hearing with the NHL department of player safety on Tuesday morning regarding a hit he delivered on Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher on Sunday night. The incident happened when both players were involved in a race for a loose puck and..." November 03

  • Jets' Byfuglien to have Player Safety hearing

    NHL.com "Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien will have a hearing Tuesday with the NHL Department of Player Safety for an illegal check to the head of Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher during a 5-1 Montreal win Sunday at Bell Centre in Montreal. Byfuglien received a minor penalty for..." November 02

  • Byfuglien expected to have hearing for hit on Gallagher

    Pro Hockey Talk "Dustin Byfgulien is expected to have a disciplinary hearing for his hit on Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety hasn’t confirmed the news, but multiple reports around the league have mentioned that Byfgulien will be contacted in the near future." November 02

  • 'It’s terrible. It’s a terrible part of hockey,' Byfuglien criticizes 3-on-3

    Winnipeg Free Press "Their first experience in the NHL’s regular season with three-on-three overtime didn’t end well for the Winnipeg Jets. And they were sour about it today. "It’s terrible. It’s a terrible part of hockey. It’s not hockey," Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien said this morning after his team lost..." October 25

  • Report: Defense (maybe Byfuglien?) is on Boston’s shopping list

    Pro Hockey Talk "Imagine, for a moment, a blueline featuring two super-heavyweights in Zdeno Chara and Dustin Byfuglien. (You may also imagine the ice cracking when they’re on it at the same time.) It’s not a situation that is imminent, yet the rumor is at least being batted around regarding the Boston..." September 27

  • Jets seem hesitant to lock up Byfuglien, Ladd

    Pro Hockey Talk "True to form, Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff was careful not to show his hand when asked yesterday about the futures of pending unrestricted free agents Dustin Byfuglien and Andrew Ladd. “At different points and times, you try to move the process along,” Cheveldayoff told the Winnipeg Sun...." September 10

  • Report: Dustin Byfuglien avoids suspension for Corey Perry incident

    CBS Sports "After the Winnipeg Jets suffered a crushing loss to the Anaheim Ducks in overtime in Game 3, there was concern that the Jets could suffer another loss after the game. Dustin Byfuglien received a two-minute minor when he punched or shoved (or both) Ducks forward Corey Perry in the back of the..." April 21

  • Byfuglien suspended four games for hit on Miller

    North Jersey "Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien may have just cross-checked his team out of the NHL playoffs. He received a four-game suspension from the NHL Department of Player Safety, announced this afternoon, for what coach Alain Vigneault described as a “violent” and “deliberate” hit on J.T...." April 04

  • Jets' Dustin Byfuglien to have hearing for cross-check on J.T. Miller

    CBS Sports "Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien will have a hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety Thursday following an unpenalized cross-check to the back of New York Rangers forward J.T. Miller's neck. Miller was already on the ice when Byfuglien delivered the blow. The Rangers forward..." April 01

  • Buff returns to lineup against Habs tonight

    Winnipeg Free Press "The Winnipeg Jets will get some big help back in the lineup tonight when they play host to the storied Montreal Canadiens... ‘big’ being the key word here. Dustin Byfuglien, the 6-5, 260-something-pound defenceman, returns to the lineup after missing nine games due to injury. The Jets are 6-3..." March 26

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    Winnipeg Jets @NHLJets

    Dustin Byfuglien won't return to tonight's game (upper body injury). #OTTvsWPG

  • Kane skipped game after incident with teammates

    Sportsnet "Evander Kane failed to show up in time for Winnipeg’s game in Vancouver earlier this week following an incident with Dustin Byfuglien and other teammates, Sportsnet has learned. It was previously believed the Jets had made Kane a scratch for the game in his hometown. Following the 3-2 overtime..." February 06

  • Dustin Byfuglien moves back up into Jets top-six forwards with injury to Kane

    Winnipeg Sun "It certainly didn’t take Dustin Byfuglien long to work his way back into the top-six forward mix. After Evander Kane suffered a knee injury early in the first period of Thursday’s 6-2 triumph over the Phoenix Coyotes, there was Byfuglien taking the majority of minutes alongside Mark Scheifele..." October 11

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    Ken Wiebe @WiebeSunSports

    #NHLJets HC Paul Maurice says Dustin Byfuglien will start next season as a forward

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    Winnipeg Jets @NHLJets

    Maurice confirms Kane is in. Byfuglien has a muscle tear and is done for the season. Ladd considered "doubtful."

  • Jets' Byfuglien leaves game with upper-body injury

    NHL.com "Winnipeg Jets forward Dustin Byfuglien left the game Saturday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs with an upper-body injury and will not return. Byfuglien's final shift ended with 4:55 remaining in the second period. " April 06

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    Winnipeg Jets @NHLJets

    Maurice says Byfuglien will not play tonight. Day to day with a lower body injury.

  • Buff does right stuff

    Winnipeg Free Press "Paul MAURICE is starting to dig this Dustin Byfuglien -- part D-man, part forward -- a hybrid. The Winnipeg Jets' big man, playing his seventh game as a forward who drops back to the point on the power play, brought the MTS Centre crowd to its feet Saturday night by scoring the winner in a 5-4..." January 26

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    Ed Tait @WFPEdTait

    #NHLJets Dustin Byfuglien up front this morning with Andrew Ladd and Bryan Little #bn

  • Buff may look leaner, quicker but there was no secret diet

    Winnipeg Free Press "DUSTIN BYFUGLIEN won't ever reveal the number. His weight -- listed at 265 pounds in the Winnipeg Jets training camp guide -- will remain between him and the club. But he does look leaner and quicker for what it's worth. And when he was asked if he was down in weight after the first official..." September 13

  • Byfuglien at practice, looking in better condition

    Winnipeg Free Press "Dustin Byfuglien’s arrival to Jets training camp is always a major happening and this year is no different. The all-star defenceman arrived in Winnipeg sometime over the weekend and reported for captain’s practice this morning looking slimmer and fitter than he has in his time with the..." September 09

  • Should the Jets cut bait on Byfuglien?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Winnipeg Jets boast some polarizing players such as Evander Kane and Ondrej Pavelec but none of them are quite like Dustin Byfuglien. Really the NHL has seen few – if any – specimens who resemble Big Buff. The Jets franchise’s recent track record of moves suggests that they’re happy to..." August 23

  • Bigger Byfuglien in no shape for a trade

    Winnipeg Free Press "Dustin Byfuglien is going to be mentioned in trade talks as the NHL draft draws closer and the talking point that will be raised again and again is his weight. It was evident Byfuglien grew heavier this season as the games moved on and according to accredited Jets blogger Pete Tessier, the..." June 11

  • Buff takes a shine to playing wing

    Winnipeg Free Press "Desperate measures... meet your Winnipeg Jets. And Jets fans, meet your new power forward -- Dustin Byfuglien. It might be temporary, it might be permanent -- Claude Noel isn't sure yet -- but the Jets coach made the dramatic move of moving Byfuglien from defence to right wing in Tuesday's loss..." April 03

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    Gary Lawless @

    Just hearing now from Jets dressing room that Dustin Byfuglien will play tonight. There you have it, Buff is in

  • Dustin Byfuglien away on personal matter; Meech will play if snowstorm hits

    Winnipeg Sun "Dustin Byfuglien was attending to a personal matter in Minnesota Monday and was not with the Winnipeg Jets for their practice at BB&T Center. But coach Claude Noel says the big defenceman is expected to travel to Florida tomorrow and be in the lineup when the Jets take on the Florida Panthers..." March 04

  • Wear, tear could be taking toll on Big Buff

    Winnipeg Free Press "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..." February 26

  • Miettinen & Byfuglien the latest Winnipeg Jets in sick bay

    Winnipeg Sun "The Winnipeg Jets list of walking wounded has grown by a couple of members. Right-winger Antti Miettinen saw his comeback stopped after one brief shift, while defenceman Dustin Byfuglien went into the boards awkwardly during the third period and was unable to finish the game. Jets head coach..." February 25

  • Al Montoya to start in goal, Dustin Byfgulien replaces Grant Clitsome on blue-line

    Arctic Ice Hockey "Though it was speculated days in advance, it's now official that goaltender Al Montoya will get his second consecutive start for the Winnipeg Jets as Ondrej Pavelec still isn't in game shape after suffering from the flu these past few days. PATRICK WILLIAMS @pwilliamsNHL Noel: Montoya played..." February 12

  • When Byfuglien and Bogosian return, Winnipeg will have decisions to make

    Arctic Ice Hockey "Coming off of a huge 1-0 victory over the Ottawa Senators yesterday that featured a 33-save shutout for Al Montoya, the Winnipeg Jets likely returned home in high spirits. Those spirits may be even higher today, as friend-of-the-blog Darrin Bauming tweeted the following from today's optional..." February 11

  • Buff out again; Bogosian still a week away

    Winnipeg Free Press "It's been more than a week now and Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien remains sidelined with an undisclosed injury. Byfuglien will miss his fifth straight game today, receiving treatment at home. He was seen at the MTS Centre Friday watching the Toronto Maple Leafs practise. The Jets say..." February 09

  • Dustin Byfuglien won’t be back for Jets’ tilt against Leafs

    Winnipeg Sun "Dustin Byfuglien looks like he’s inching closer to a return, but it won’t come tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Byfuglien, who missed the past three games with a lower-body injury, joined Winnipeg Jets strength and conditioning coach Lee Stubbs for a twirl prior to the morning skate on..." February 07

  • Time for Jets, Byfuglien to turn page

    Winnipeg Sun "You to have think that Dustin Byfuglien in particular and the Winnipeg Jets organization as a whole were breathing sighs of relief on Monday. After all, it could have been worse for the Jets' star defenceman. By avoiding a trial and having the more severe charges thrown out by the court,..." July 24

  • Just bumps and bruises: Buff

    Winnipeg Free Press "Dustin Byfuglien sent a re-assurance to Winnipeg Jets fans on Sunday -- don't worry about my health. The 26-year-old defenceman doesn't speak very often to reporters but he did before the Jets' home game with the Carolina Hurricanes. "It's just little bumps and bruises; you get sore at this..." March 19

  • Transformed Big Buff sparks Jets' latest playoff surge

    Winnipeg Free Press "Claude NOEL and Charlie Huddy have found a way to reach Dustin Byfuglien in a manner like no other coaches before them. The result has been the ascent of both the player and the Winnipeg Jets. Byfuglien is, in Noel's words, "driving the bus," and the entire team has followed. This time last..." March 08

  • Verdict is in: Jets, fans love Big Buff

    Winnipeg Free Press "Before we even met him he was in trouble. Busted for boating while intoxicated and reportedly bloated beyond playing condition. Dustin Byfuglien did not make the best impression on fans of the new Winnipeg Jets. Since then, Byfuglien, whose lawyer will appear at a settlement conference on..." January 31

  • Jets head to Raleigh without Byfuglien, Kane

    Winnipeg Free Press "After a win and a Saturday shootout loss during their brief stay at home this week, the Winnipeg Jets left today for Raleigh, N.C., without stars Dustin Byfuglien and Evander Kane. The Jets meet the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday and then play the Rangers in New York on Tuesday." January 23

  • Big Buff a happy guy

    Winnipeg Free Press "It seems that being an NHL all-star and a father rather agree with Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien. The 26-year-old from Roseau, Minn., was as relaxed and engaging as he's been all season Friday when he met with reporters at the MTS Centre to discuss his selection to play in the NHL's..." January 14

  • We saw Big Buff at his best

    Winnipeg Free Press "If you've been wondering what all the fuss is about in regard to Dustin Byfuglien and why the Winnipeg Jets care so much about him and his game, you got your answer Monday night. Punishing, defensive, judicious and opportunistic describe Byfuglien's game and there was plenty of evidence to back..." November 15

  • Blaming Byfuglien

    Winnipeg Free Press "He has become an easy target. A big, 6-5, 260-plus-pound target with the proverbial bull's-eye in bright red on his back. But, just for the record, there a few things that need to be clarified: -- Dustin Byfuglien is NOT responsible for the ongoing financial crisis in Greece; --..." November 08

  • Has Buff right stuff?

    Winnipeg Free Press "If Dustin Byfuglien wants to be a forward, let him, because he's making a hash of things right now as a defenceman. Byfuglien is talented, no doubt, and loves to bull his way into the offensive zone and create havoc. The problem is he doesn't have the ability or inclination to recover and get..." October 16

  • Jets Buff still commands respect

    Toronto Sun "He'll no doubt be hearing catcalls in enemy rinks, even more now that he's given them some fodder. At times, he'll be the butt of jokes about his weight. As if he wasn't already. But when he walks into the Winnipeg Jets dressing room for the first time since his brush with the law..." September 03

  • NHL's Dustin Byfuglien accused of boating while intoxicated on Lake Minnetonka

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "NHL all-star and Minnesota native Dustin Byfuglien was arrested Wednesday night on Lake Minnetonka on suspicion of boating while intoxicated. Byfuglien, who was born in Minneapolis and grew up in Roseau, was arrested at 8:15 p.m. on Lower Lake South in Excelsior and refused to take a blood or..." September 02

  • Report: Former Hawks player Byfuglien arrested

    Chicago Tribune "Former Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Dustin Byfuglien reportedly was arrested late Wednesday night on suspicion of boating while intoxicated. A Minneapolis Star Tribune report cited jail records showing Byfuglien, who was a major contributor to the Hawks' 2010 Stanley Cup championship before..." September 02

  • Byfuglien has been "sore for little while"

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Thrashers coach Craig Ramsay said defenseman Dustin Byfuglien has been "sore for a little while" and that his lower-body injury acted up in Monday's practice. Byfuglien did not travel with the Thrashers to Raleigh for tonight's game against Carolina and will miss his first game of the..." March 10

  • Byfuglien will miss Carolina game, Postma re-called

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dustin Byfuglien did not make the trip with the Thrashers to Raleigh for Wednesday's game against the Hurricanes. Byfuglien left Monday's practice early and did not practice on Tuesday. The Thrashers are listing the injury as "lower body." Byfuglien, listed as day to day, will miss his first..." March 09