Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien recently underwent ankle surgery to repair issues stemming from an injury suffered during the 2018-19 season, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports.
As just reported ono @NBCSN, Dustin Byfuglien recently underwent ankle surgery to take care of unresolved issues from the high-ankle sprain he suffered late last season. What that means for his future and whether it could, in time, lead to his return to WPG remains to be seen.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) October 31, 2019
Byfuglien’s status for the 2019-20 season remains unclear.
The veteran was given an indefinite personal leave of absence from the team in September. Jets head coach Paul Maurice told reporters there was “nothing sinister” about Byfuglien’s leave, and that he “needed to work through some things” as the season inched closer.
Something evidently changed along the way as Byfuglien was suspended by the Jets for not reporting to training camp.
Byfuglien posted four goals and 31 points in 42 games with the Jets, while notching eight points in six playoff games.
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