Last week, a bomb was dropped when it was announced that defenseman Dustin Byfuglien is pondering his NHL future as he took a leave of absence from the club since the start of camp. Byfuglien is said to be weighing his options at the moment and remains without a timetable for a decision. The veteran player is believed to “have lost his love for the game.”
When he was spotted by fans in a Winnipeg pub however, the blue liner made the comments that he would be playing this year.
Things changed once again on Wednesday night when NHL insider Darren Dreger divulged on the air of TSN 1050 that there are whispers that Byfuglien is in fact done playing…
Dreger does say about that nothing is clear yet.
The Jets have been adamant about giving Big Buff as much time as he needs. The team did suspend him over the weekend to free up some cap space.
The veteran player has dealt with more injuries in the past few seasons, he who had four goals and 27 assists in just 42 games last season. Byfuglien, who was selected in the eighth round by the Chicago Blackhawks back in 2003, is a veteran of 869 career NHL games and has 177 goals and 525 points in his career.