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Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien granted leave of absence

The Jets will be without 33 to start training camp.

Photo Credit: Colby Spence

Ahead of the start of training camp here in Winnipeg to kick off the 2019-20 season the Jets have announced that veteran defenceman Dustin Byfuglien has been granted a personal leave of absence from the hockey team.

That is the extent of what has been said.  Perhaps Jets coach Paul Maurice or GM Kevin Cheveldayoff will shed more light as they were both set to speak this morning at the IcePlex.

Regardless we hope all is well with Dustin Byfuglien and his family.


Jets coach Paul Maurice was on The Big Show on TSN 1290 this morning and said this:

Later Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff also was on The Big Show and added this:

Update II:

You can hear from Coach Paul Maurice and GM Kevin Cheveldayoff as well as Blake Wheeler/Bryan Little who spoke this morning at the IcePlex about the absence of Dustin Byfuglien.  Click here.