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Bob McKenzie Report: Winnipeg Jets Dustin Byfuglien pondering his future

Number 33 is taking time to reflect on his future.

Byfuglien in third jersey

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Folks in Winnipeg have been walking on egg shells awaiting news regarding the team’s RFAs in Kyle Connor and Patrik Laine and then just before training camp got underway came the news that their premier defenceman Dustin Byfuglien was granted a personal leave of absence.  Since then there has been radio silence from the team on the future of the Jets big man.

Today TSN hockey insider Bob McKenzie tweeted this:

For those wondering what that means and if there is a timeline another TSN hockey insider in Darren Dreger added this:

Which leaves the situation pretty much as it was but with a little more context and perhaps helps quash some of the speculation that has run rampant since last week.

A third TSN hockey insider chimed in as Frank Seravalli spoke about the cap implications:

And last up was a fourth insider in Pierre LeBrun who offered up these options if the Jets are without Byfuglien (although Jets fans would likely be rather unhappy if the team traded for either of these two):

As always stay tuned for the latest news.

The Jets remain off but both the Moose and Ice are in action tomorrow.

Manitoba will be in Milwaukee to take on the Admirals.

Ice will be in Brandon to take on the Wheat Kings.

Keep it locked to https://illegalcurve.com/

Jets topics covered in the weekly chat on Global with John Shannon included:

Jets finish in Central and what happens with Pierre-Luc Dubois.

https://illegalcurve.com/global-news-update-with-john-shannon-on-the-winnipeg-jets-8/

ICYMI: Former Winnipeg Jets forward Kristian Vesalainen has signed a one-year extension with HIFK.

https://illegalcurve.com/winnipeg-jets-1st-rounder-kristian-vesalainen-signs-one-year-extension-with-hifk/

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