Want fries with that shake? Byfuglien breaks out goal-celebration shimmy
NOV 17, 1:29a ET | NESN
Rotowire: Apr 24 / 3:21p ET
News: Byfuglien played with a dislocated rib in the Jets' playoff series against the Ducks, 680 CJOB Sports reports.
Impact: The fact that Byfuglien was nursing an injury during Winnipeg's series against Anaheim leads one to wonder if it affected his play, as he only managed to tally one point in the series after registering 45 points during the regular season. He should be ready for the beginning of next season.
Rotowire: Apr 23 / 8:28a ET
News: Byfuglien supplied a power-play assist in Wednesday's Game 4 loss to the Ducks.
Impact: It goes down as the only point of the postseason for Byfuglien, who struggled to make a mark throughout the series on the offense end. He at least provided a physical presence on the Jets' back end, accruing 17 hits and blocking five shots over the four games.
Rotowire: Apr 10 / 1:37p ET
News: Byfuglien has completed his four-game suspension and will be eligible to return to the Jets' lineup Saturday against the Flames.
Impact: The Jets managed to secure a playoff spot despite Byfuglien's absence down the stretch, but the physical defenseman will have an opportunity to get back on the ice once more before the regular season draws to a close. While Winnipeg has little incentive to play its regulars for their usual amount of minutes in a mostly meaningless finale, Byfuglien might be one of the few exceptions since he hasn't played in a game since March 31. Given his incredible production this season from the blue line (18 goals, 45 points, 202 hits, 122 PIM in 68 games), it still appears worthwhile to use Byfuglien in daily formats.