February 7, 2013
Dustin Byfuglien won't be back for Jets' tilt against Leafs
By KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

Winnipeg's Dustin Byfuglien is rubbed out along the boards by Florida's Sean Bergenheim on Thursday night at MTS Centre. (Fred Greenslade/Reuters/Files)

WINNIPEG - Dustin Byfuglien looks like he’s inching closer to a return, but it’s doubtful to come tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Byfuglien, who missed the past three games with a lower-body injury, joined Winnipeg Jets strength and conditioning coach Lee Stubbs for a skate prior to the morning skate on Thursday.

In a limited viewing, Byfuglien didn’t seem to be showing too much discomfort with his skating, so he could be an option for Saturday’s matinee game against the Ottawa Senators.

Forward Antti Miettinen, who is on injured reserve with an upper-body injury, was also on the ice for some work with Stubbs.

Meanwhile, defenceman Zach Bogosian joined the Jets for the morning skate but isn’t expected to be available for Thursday’s game.

Bogosian has been out with a wrist injury and the Jets targeted mid-February for his projected return.



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