Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/10/14 at 02:42 PM ET
from Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun,
Desperate times call for desperate measures, so Dustin Byfuglien will move from defence to forward as the Winnipeg Jets try to end a four-game winless streak.
Byfuglien practised in Blake Wheeler’s spot today, on the right wing alongside linemates Bryan Little and Andrew Ladd, where he’s expected to stay for Saturday night’s game against Columbus.
It’s an effort to shake up a lineup that produced just 14 shots in its last game and has given up 18 goals in its last four games.
“I don’t know if it’s desperate,” head coach Claude Noel said. “You’re trying to find ways to win. Dustin played last year a little bit up front, and was pretty hard to handle in some episodes of the game. He can be a guy that can have impact on the game.”
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