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SportsWinnipeg Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien granted personal leave of absence

15:36  13 september  2019
15:36  13 september  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

Dustin Byfuglien granted leave of absence from Winnipeg Jets

Dustin Byfuglien granted leave of absence from Winnipeg Jets The Winnipeg Jets will be without Big Buff for at least a little while. It was announced Friday that defenceman Dustin Byfuglien has been granted a personal leave of absence from the hockey team. The news came out in a single sentence tweet. No reason was given. But in an interview with TSN 1290 radio, head coach Paul Maurice, said it's "nothing sinister." "He needs some time to work through some things. He's going to be fine, everything's fine." Maurice added there is no timeline for when he expects Byfuglien to return. The team is already missing three other starting defenceman from last season.

WINNIPEG , Manitoba -- Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice said defenseman Dustin Byfuglien will be "out for a while" after leaving Saturday's game with a lower-body injury in the third period. Maurice, speaking to reporters on Sunday, said Byfuglien will not need surgery but likely will not play until after

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien will be sidelined for two to four weeks with an upper-body injury, Winnipeg head coach Paul Maurice said Byfugien's absence would be a challenge for the team. "[ Byfuglien ] is at the top end of the league in terms of what he can do physically and what

Winnipeg Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien granted personal leave of absence Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien celebrates after scoring during the third period in Game 3 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the St. Louis Blues Sunday, April 14, 2019, in St. Louis. The Jets won 6-3. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The Winnipeg Jets say their star defenceman is taking a leave of absence.

Dustin Byfuglien has asked and been granted "a personal leave of absence from the hockey team."

Jets' spokesperson Scott Brown said Coach Paul Maurice and GM Kevin Cheveldayoff will address the media later Friday. He would not say how long the leave of absence is for.

More information to come.

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Report: Teams checking in with Laine's camp .
Teams around the NHL have checked in with agent Mike Liut amid Winnipeg Jets winger Patrik Laine's contract stalemate, TSN's Pierre LeBrun reported on Monday's edition of "Insider Trading." "And now, are they checking in because of a potential offer sheet? Or are they checking in because maybe they want to call Winnipeg and try and trade for Patrik Laine? I’m not saying either one is happening. I’m just saying teams are getting curious about that situation," LeBrun said.In addition to Laine, teammate Kyle Connor also remains unsigned. Moreover, the Jets are also awaiting a decision on Dustin Byfuglien's future.

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