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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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The Latest On Dustin Byfuglien

via Bob McKenzie tweets,

As just reported on @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.

It’s certainly premature to say Byfuglien will return to active duty in the NHL this season, but there is a sense if he does feel healthy again, he may be inclined to return at some point.

It’s believed one of the biggest factors why Byfuglien opted not to play this season is because his ankle was so troublesome. That begs the question, why not report to WPG training camp, go on injured reserve, rehab it or get surgery or whatever and get paid to do so?

Elliotte Friedman tweet,

On Byfuglien: surgery was last week. Recovery expected to take until the New Year — and we’ll see what he decides. This adds an extra layer around his contract situation, too, because he can argue he deserves to be paid while recovering from a legitimate injury.

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Video- Adam Lowry Suspended Two Games For Boarding

NEW YORK (Oct. 28, 2019) – Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry has been suspended for two games, without pay, for boarding Calgary Flames defenseman Oliver Kylington during NHL Game No. 168 in Regina, Sask., on Saturday, Oct. 26, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 19:58 of the second period. Lowry was assessed a minor penalty for boarding.

Lowry is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, will forfeit $71,138.22. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Video- Adam Lowry Will Have A Hearing Tomorrow


Watch the hit below.

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Video- A Pond Hockey Feel To Last Night’s Heritage Classic

from Eric Francis of Sportsnet,

If the goal of the Heritage Classic was to try recapturing the scene, emotions, spirit and feelings that come with pond hockey, it worked.

“I never grew up playing in an atmosphere like this, but it feels right,” said American-born Matthew Tkachuk of a snow globe scene at Mosaic Stadium that had 33,518 Pil-swilling fans soaking up the Canadiana.

“It feels like that’s what hockey should be and what legends of the past grew up playing. You hear all the greats talk about growing up playing outside.

“With the snow causing the ice to be slower, you’re falling, you’re losing the puck, bounces all over the place – you knew it was going to be a low scoring game.”

He wasn’t done.

“What a great time it was,” he continued.

“What a great host in Regina. The ice was perfect, the fans were into it. Overall it was a perfect experience.”

This, coming from a player on the losing side.


Watch the game highlights of Winnipeg's 2-1 OT win below.

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Numbers For The Heritage Classic

Puck drop is scheduled for 10:00pm ET tomorrow on CBC and NBCSN.

REGINA, Sask. (Oct. 25, 2019) – A look at the 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ “By the Numbers.”

-5 – Average low temperature, in degrees Celsius, for Regina, Sask. on Oct. 26, according to accuweather.com.

-3.25 – Average temperature at puck drop, in degrees Celsius, for the previous four Heritage Classic games (2003, -18°C; 2011, -8°C; 2014, 3°C; 2016, 10°C).

NHL Heritage Classic Flames Jets Regina By the Numbers

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