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Videos- Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Winnipeg Jets

Highlights first, the fantastic OT below.

Jets won in the shootout.

 

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Video- You Make The Call, Wild OT Goal Against The Jets

 

Video of the goal is below.

added 5:37pm, Explanation from the NHL is below the video.

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The Latest On Dustin Byfuglien

from Mike McIntyre and Jason Bell of the Winnipeg Free Press,

Dustin Byfuglien and the Winnipeg Jets have taken a big step towards mending his broken ankle — and possibly their fractured relationship.

Byfuglien has started a post-surgery rehabilitation program in consultation with the Jets that brings him closer to a potential on-ice return with the team later this season, the Free Press has learned.

Although he's working with medical staff at an independent clinic, there's been ongoing communication with the organization including recommendations for his treatment which are being pursued, two sources confirmed Tuesday.

It's also worth noting that what appeared to be a looming arbitration case between Byfuglien and the Jets still has no set date. 

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Afternoon Line- Paul Maurice

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NHLPA Files A Grievance On Behalf Of Dustin Byfuglien

from Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun,

The National Hockey League Players’ Association, on behalf of Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien, has filed a grievance against the NHL challenging his suspension from the team.

A source confirmed the news of the filing to the Winnipeg Sun on Wednesday. The NHLPA had a 60-day period in which to file the grievance. Byfuglien was suspended on Sept. 21, meaning the final day to do so would have been Wednesday.

But a source said the deadline was “debatable” but that it was “important” that the union filed today to avoid the debatable part entirely.

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Video- Bryan Little Takes A Shot Near The Ear Area

The Jets announced today Bryan Little took 25-30 stitches and is under observation at a hospital.  He is alert and in good spirits this morning.

 

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The Talk Surrounding Dustin Byfuglien

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,

‘Beyond Headlines’ is a deeper dive into some of the stories — and even some that weren’t — discussed each week on Hockey Night in Canada’s ‘Headlines’ segment.

We are starting to gain a better understanding of why the Dustin Byfuglien situation is so “complicated.”

That was how Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff described things during an appearance on Hockey Night in Canada from the Heritage Classic last weekend, and since then the curtain has been pulled back ever-so-slightly.

Here’s what we know:

— Byfuglien recently underwent surgery on his ankle, where it was also discovered he had a broken bone in his foot.

— Byfuglien has expressed a willingness to resume his playing career once healthy after previously contemplating retirement.

— The Jets are taking the position that Byfuglien should remain suspended without pay until he is fit to play since he was cleared by doctors at last year’s end-of-season medicals and didn’t report to training camp for fitness testing in September.

Now, there are still a lot of important details unaccounted for. Exactly who told what to whom and when. And why, for example, didn’t Byfuglien just come to camp and avoid the team-issued suspension in the first place?

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Video- Icing Or Not?

Game tying goal for the Jets who just won in OT.

Keep your eye on the linesman, had his arm up then waived it off when the puck went behind the net.

 

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This Is Dustin Byfuglien

from Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun,

On the surface, it all seems a bit crazy.

Turning down an $8 million payday. Foregoing free medical care, surgery, rehab, etc. Deciding, perhaps, at the last moment to walk away from a team you’ve played with since the 2010-11 season.

For 99.9% of us, we’d be frothing at the mouth for the cash alone. The other .1% are lying to themselves.

And then there’s Dustin Byfuglien.

Byfuglien doesn’t fit the conventional mold of a human being. That’s not a slight against the big man, either — it’s just who he is.

If there was ever a role model for those truly wishing to go through life marching to the beat of their own drum, Byfuglien would be that poster child.

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Kevin Cheveldayoff On The “Complicated” Dustin Byfuglien Situation

via the CP at the Globe and Mail,

Cheveldayoff talked to reporters in San Jose a day after reports emerged that Byfuglien underwent surgery for a high ankle sprain last week in his native Minnesota, and that the Jets were not directly involved in the decision-making process.

The general manager confirmed both points on Thursday, but otherwise danced around questions regarding Byfuglien’s status with the team.

“It’s a complicated issue,” Cheveldayoff said. “It’s a real complicated issue when it comes to answering any questions that you might have.”

Cheveldayoff wouldn’t say whether there was a difference of opinion between the team and Byfuglien’s camp on what kind of medical procedure was required to address his ankle injury, which he suffered late last season. He also wouldn’t weigh in on whether a return to the Jets this season was a possibility for Byfuglien.

“We were aware he was contemplating [the surgery],” he added. “When we said we weren’t directly involved, we weren’t directly involved. But we knew he was contemplating that. As far as what remains for the future, it’s something that we’ll just have to wait and see.”

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