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33 Dustin Byfuglien RW
Height/Weight: 6-5/265 | Birthdate: 3/27/1985 | Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN, USA | Team: Winnipeg Jets | College: None | NHL Experience: 9 | Salary: $4,250,000 | Owned/Started%: 97/87 | Average Draft Position: 24.31
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11/20/2014

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Dustin Byfuglien

Jets' Byfuglien Snaps Goal-Scoring Slump

News: Dustin Byfuglien scored his first goal since Oct. 20 in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Red Wings.
Analysis: This season's been a struggle for Buff on the offensive end, but he continues to put plentiful pucks on net, and now that he's got the monkey off his back, his shots could start sneaking past opposing netminders more often.

11/17/2014

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Dustin Byfuglien

Jets' Byfuglien Is Overdue

News: Dustin Byfuglien "knows that he is due, if not overdue" to start putting the puck in the net, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Analysis: While fantasy owners who play in leagues that employ the penalty minutes category have likely enjoyed the big winger's team leading 47 minutes in the box, Dustin Byfuglien hasn't yet produced much in terms of goals and assists, tallying only four points through the team's first 19 games. However, Byfuglien leads the Jets in shots on goal with 62, plays at the point on the team's second power play unit, and averages almost 20 minutes of ice time per game (good for seventh best on the team). As such, the odds that Byfuglien will start to enjoy some form of offensive success, whether it be tickling the twine or assisting his teammates, are certainly in his favor. If Byfuglien can pair respectable offensive point production with his strong defensive game (he's currently fourth in the league in PIM and tied for eighth in hits with 58), he'll cement himself as a valuable fantasy commodity for his owners.

11/6/2014

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Dustin Byfuglien

Jets' Byfuglien Tallies Assist In Win

News: Dustin Byfuglien ripped off five shots and assisted on a first period goal in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Predators.
Analysis: Dustin Byfuglien still hasn't found the back of the net in seven straight contests, but he was able to pick up his fourth point of the season in the win. The shots have been there of late, so the goals could come eventually especially given his 5.0% shot percentage, which is the lowest of his career.

10/22/2014

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Dustin Byfuglien

Jets' Byfuglien Nabs Goal In Victory

News: Dustin Byfuglien tallied an unassisted goal in Tuesday's victory over the Hurricanes.
Analysis: Dustin Byfuglien has only two points (both goals) in his six games this season, but it certainly hasn't been due to a lack of effort. He's compiled 18 penalty minutes, 16 hits and a team-high 25 shots on goal, resulting in a plus-4 rating for the converted defenseman. Once the Jets get things clicking on a power-play unit that has yet to score in six games, the points could come in droves for Byfuglien, who has historically excelled with the man advantage.

10/12/2014

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Dustin Byfuglien

Jets' Byfuglien Cools Off In Sin Bin

News: Dustin Byfuglien was tagged with four penalties and spent 16 minutes in the box in Saturday's loss to the Sharks.
Analysis: Dustin Byfuglien's extensive time in the sin bin resulted in him spending just 13:28 of the contest on the ice. He still managed to lead the team with five shots on goal in the defeat.

10/11/2014

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Dustin Byfuglien

Jets' Byfuglien Scores in Season Opener

News: Dustin Byfuglien scored in the second period of Winnipeg's season opener on Thursday.
Analysis: Dustin Byfuglien's goal resulted from a two-on-one with Blake Wheeler. Wheeler fed a wide open Byfuglien in the slot, who then finished from point-blank range with his back hand. The goal is a promising sign for Byfuglien's owners, who hope the big man's full-time move from defenseman to forward will yield improved offensive production this season.

10/4/2014

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Dustin Byfuglien

Jets' Byfuglien (Lower Body) Back At Full Strength

News: Dustin Byfuglien (lower body) returned to practice Friday and declared himself fit to play, Paul Wiecek of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Analysis: Dustin Byfuglien admitted that it was a lower-body injury that had kept him out of most of training camp, making the transition back to a full-time role at forward a little more challenging than anticipated. The missed time has prompted coach Paul Maurice to table his plans of using Byfuglien in a top-six role for now, with the winger now likely to join the third line with Adam Lowry and Mathieu Perreault to start the season. While he won't play in Saturday's preseason finale, Byfuglien and Maurice are both confident that with a few more practices, he'll be able to establish some chemistry with his linemates and produce right away when the regular season gets underway. If that comes to fruition, it might not be long before Byfuglien is elevated to the second line, where he'd join Bryan Little and Andrew Ladd, both of whom compiled over 50 points last season.

9/30/2014

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Dustin Byfuglien

Jets' Byfuglien Day-To-Day

News: Dustin Byfuglien (undisclosed) was held out of Monday's exhibition loss to the Oilers, the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
Analysis: Dustin Byfuglien is considered day-to-day with the undisclosed ailment, but the Jets don't seem to think he'll be unavailable for the team's regular-season opener. He'll be tabbed for a full-time role at forward this season, though it's not quite certain who his linemates might be to start the year.

9/18/2014

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Dustin Byfuglien

Jets Confirm Byfuglien To Open Season As Forward

News: Jets coach Paul Maurice reiterated Thursday that Dustin Byfuglien would "start and finish" training camp as a forward, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Analysis: This was to be expected after Dustin Byfuglien played exclusively at forward when Maurice replaced Claude Noel as coach in January, and it should only help Big Buff's fantasy value in leagues where he retains eligibility as a defenseman. Byfuglien racked up 10 goals and 12 assists over 32 games on the wing last season, scoring at a rate actually lower than what he provided at the blue line. However, with a full offseason to prepare for a role at forward, Byfuglien stands a good chance at boosting his per-game point totals, but perhaps only if he's able to land a spot on the first or second line.

4/7/2014

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Dustin Byfuglien

Jets Shut Down Byfuglien

News: Dustin Byfuglien (upper body) is done for the season due to a muscle tear.
Analysis: While the report does not specify the location or severity of the injury, with three games left on the Jets' regular-season slate and the team out of the playoff mix, Dustin Byfuglien will be shut down. Byfuglien finishes up the 2013-14 campaign with 20 goals and 56 points in 78 games to go along with 86 PIM and a minus-20 rating.

4/7/2014

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Dustin Byfuglien

Jets' Byfuglien Misses Morning Skate

News: Dustin Byfuglien (upper body) was not present at Monday's morning skate, Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
Analysis: Dustin Byfuglien's status for Monday's game against the Wild is thus cloudy, with the Jets having recalled forward Carl Klingberg to bolster their depth up front in advance of their evening tilt at home.

4/5/2014

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Dustin Byfuglien

Jets' Byfuglien Leaves with Injury

News: Dustin Byfuglien left Saturday's game with an upper-body injury, the Canadian Press reports.
Analysis: The severity of the injury was not reported. Dustin Byfuglien is not expected to return.

3/30/2014

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Dustin Byfuglien

Jets' Byfuglien Finds Score Sheet

News: Dustin Byfuglien assisted on Blake Wheeler's third period power-play goal in a 4-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.
Analysis: Dustin Byfuglien has 20 goals and 54 points on the year now, making him a premier fantasy option down the stretch. That said, his minus-19 rating downgrades his value in leagues where plus/minus is counted.

3/22/2014

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Dustin Byfuglien

Jets' Byfuglien Should Start Saturday

News: Dustin Byfuglien (lower body) is expected to play Saturday against the Hurricanes, according to a report by TSN's Sara Orlesky.
Analysis: Although it was already known earlier in the week that Dustin Byfuglien was targeting playing on Saturday, it should be noted he left Saturday's morning skate early. He is still expected to play according to coach Paul Maurice, but it should be noted he may not be at full strength against the Hurricanes.

3/20/2014

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Dustin Byfuglien

Jets Expect Byfuglien Back Saturday

News: Dustin Byfuglien (lower body) is expected to play Saturday against the Hurricanes, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Analysis: Dustin Byfuglien was held out of Wednesday's game with the injury, but it seems coach Paul Maurice is confident that the injury isn't something that will linger on. Since moving from defense to forward on Jan. 11, Byfuglien has nine goals and nine assists in 24 games.

3/19/2014

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Dustin Byfuglien

Jets' Byfuglien Day-To-Day

News: Dustin Byfuglien (lower body) won't play Wednesday against the Avs.
Analysis: Meanwhile, coach Paul Maurice indicated that Dustin Byfuglien is considered day-to-day in advance of Saturday's game against the Hurricanes.

3/19/2014

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Dustin Byfuglien

Jets' Byfuglien Skips Morning Skate

News: Dustin Byfuglien (lower body) did not participate in Wednesday's morning skate, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Analysis: The report suggests that Dustin Byfuglien's absence could be precautionary, but his status will be worth tracking in advance of Wednesday night's contest against the Avs, given that he was a game-time decision for Monday's game against the Blues.

3/18/2014

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Dustin Byfuglien

Jets' Byfuglien Logs 14 PIM Monday

News: Dustin Byfuglien (lower body) ended up playing Monday vs. the Blues, seeing 18:49 worth of ice time.
Analysis: Dustin Byfuglien saw about four minutes fewer action than he typically receives, but much of that was a product of his 14 penalty minutes. He didn't register a point in the match, but supplied six hits on defense.

3/17/2014

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Dustin Byfuglien

Jets' Byfuglien (Lower Body) A Game-Time Decision

News: Dustin Byfuglien (lower body) is a game-time decision for Monday's matchup against the Blues, the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Analysis: The Jets didn't have a morning skate on Monday, making it difficult to judge Dustin Byfuglien's current status. Fantasy owners counting on him should be prepared to exercise other options on Monday, just in case he is unable to go.

3/16/2014

Dustin Byfuglien, D, WPG Jets' Byfuglien Tallies Three Points

Dustin Byfuglien

Jets' Byfuglien Tallies Three Points

News: Dustin Byfuglien scored two goals, including a power-play goal, and had an assist against the Stars on Sunday. He was also a plus-3 and had seven shots on goal.
Analysis: Dustin Byfuglien has six goals and eight points in his last five games. He is also fifth in the NHL in shots on goal.

3/15/2014

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Dustin Byfuglien

Jets' Byfuglien Scores During Loss Friday

News: Dustin Byfuglien scored his 17th goal of the season during Winnipeg's 4-2 loss to the Rangers on Friday.
Analysis: The Rangers jumped out to a quick lead just under a minute and a half into the game, but before they could even celebrate a lead, Dustin Byfuglien found the net to tie it up. He now has 17 goals and 32 assists over 68 games this season and makes for an outstanding choice on defense in fantasy leagues.

3/10/2014

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Dustin Byfuglien

Jets' Byfuglien Notches Two Goals

News: Dustin Byfuglien lit the lamp twice, including a power-play goal, against the Avalanche on Monday.
Analysis: Dustin Byfuglien has 16 goals, and 48, points now. His point totals are in line with his career numbers, but his minus-17 rating is far and away a career low.

3/8/2014

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Dustin Byfuglien

Byfuglien Carries Offense As Jets Fall

News: Dustin Byfuglien registered a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Senators.
Analysis: The two points snapped a three-game pointless skid for Dustin Byfuglien, who now has 14 goals and 32 assists over 65 games this season. Byfuglien's time on ice has fallen considerably since he moved to forward, but given that he's likely still eligible at defenseman in most formats, his point production remains more than acceptable for his owners.

2/8/2014

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Dustin Byfuglien

Late Byfuglien PP Goal Earns Jets A Point

News: Dustin Byfuglien supplied a third-period power-play goal in Saturday's shootout loss to the Blues.
Analysis: Dustin Byfuglien's game-tying goal came with less than seven minutes remaining, effectively sending the game to overtime and at least ensuring the surging Jets came away with a point. The move to forward hasn't provided the tremendous boost in points that some might have expected for Byfuglien, but he appears to be settling in lately. He now has goals in each of his last two games, firing off 14 shots during that time.

1/25/2014

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Dustin Byfuglien

Jets' Byfuglien Nets Winner

News: Dustin Byfuglien scored the game-winner in overtime Saturday. He also added an assist and now has 40 points in 53 games this season.
Analysis: He's still rolling as a forward, but has accumulated enough time on the blue line to let you roll him there. His ice time is nowhere near what it was when he was toiling on the blue line, but the Jets have a better-balanced attack with him on the wing. This wing assignment may be short lived, but keep him at D and take advantage of his production.