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Jets’ Byfuglien (lower body) to miss second straight game

Feb 1, 2013, 12:36 PM EDT

Dustin Byfuglien Getty

Winnipeg defenseman Dustin Byfuglien will miss his second straight game on Friday with a lower-body injury.

Byfuglien, 27, was held out of Thursday’s 6-3 loss to Florida after Jets head coach Claude Noel said he “aggravated something” prior to the morning skate.

In his place, the Jets called up rookie Zach Redmond, who made his NHL debut and played a whopping 20:56 — third most amongst all Winnipeg defensemen.

Byfuglien’s injury comes at a tough time, as the Jets are in the midst of a condensed part of their schedule.

Following the Florida back-to-back (they played the Panthers last night and the Lightning tonight), the Jets fly back home for a two-game set against the Panthers and Leafs before heading back out on the road for a Saturday game in Ottawa.

No word on when Byfuglien will be available to return to action.


  1. gotampabay52 - Feb 1, 2013 at 12:51 PM


  2. lsxphotog - Feb 1, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    A diminished Jets on a back-to-back against Tampa will not be good. The Jets defense and goaltending is very poor and the firepower on Tampa will find a way to capitalize. The only chance they have of winning is to stay out of the box…and I mean ALL GAME.

  3. thehighcountrybear - Feb 1, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    It’s always difficult to plat the game without the lower body…too breezy, hard to block shots?

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