Dustin Byfuglien RW WPG 11 Days

Despite the Jets now having an abundance of depth at the blue line, Byfuglien will continue to play as a defenseman, Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

Winnipeg has been plagued by injuries to their defensive core all season. However, with the recent returns of Jacoub Trouba and Mark Stuart from injury, the Jets' blue line club has suddenly become crowded. This won't effect Byfuglien, however, who will continue to fulfill his role as a jack-of-all-trades defender. Byfuglien has had an outstanding All-Star caliber season, registering 31 points, 83 PIM, 141 hits and 46 blocks through 47 games with the Jets this year.

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Byfuglien dished out a pair of helpers in Friday's 4-2 road victory over Chicago.

Big Buff also grabbed a minor penalty, bringing his total in the transgressions department to 77 PIM. The Minnesota-native has been ripping it up since the calendar turned to 2015, piling up 10 points in eight games, helping the Jets to 11 of a possible 16 points in the standings during that time. On top of his 30 points, Byfuglien leads the Jets in PIM and shots on goal (142), making him a hot fantasy commodity and one that should be inserted into your lineup -- either at forward, or defense, as many formats have granted him dual eligibility -- every time he laces 'em up.

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Byfuglien celebrated his All-Star selection by ripping off a pair of goals and a power-play assist in Tuesday's romp over the Panthers.

Why'd they ever move him off the blue line? The guy is simply a stud as a defenseman, but he's not even a top-six guy as a forward. Fortunately, he's playing plenty of D now, and the results have been excellent. He has a three-game point streak, with a sparkly six points in that span, and few around the league can match his combination of points, PIM and hits.

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Byfuglien has been named an NHL All-Star, Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

The announcement hardly comes as a surprise, as Byfuglien has been phenomenal both for his team and his fantasy owners this season. He has established himself as one of the more dependable and consistent fantasy options during the first half of this season, and will look to continue to post excellent numbers over the course of the second half of the season. Byfuglien has tallied 25 points, 71 PIM, 135 SOG and 133 hits thus far this year with the Jets.

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Byfuglien had a strong fantasy outing Saturday, dishing out two assists, registering four shots on goal, dishing out five hits, picking up two PIM and recording a plus-2 rating in a game-high 29:51 of ice time in a win over the Kings.

Big Buff pretty much does it all. The 29-year-old blueliner now has 16 points (six goals) in his last 18 games, making him one of the more reliable fantasy options around. Byfuglien has now collected 69 PIM this season -- eighth most in the NHL. His 132 shots on goal and 130 hits also make him a great all-around fantasy option. Use him well.

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Byfuglien had a goal and an assist in a 5-1 win over the Leafs on Saturday night. He also finished plus-4 with five SOG and three hits.

Big Buff used his size and speed to dominate the Leafs at times on Saturday night. He knocked guys around and protected the puck like he was playing keep-away on the playground. He now has 22 points in 39 games this season and has clearly adjusted to playing back on the blue line again.

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Byfuglien put together a monster fantasy outing Sunday, scoring his eighth goal of the season, dishing out five hits, blocking seven shots, and logging a game-high 26:53 of ice time in an overtime loss to the Flyers.

Byfuglien has been very productive since being moved back to defense, recording three goals and seven points in eight games. He is logging heavy minutes on the Jet's blueline and has fired 112 shots on goal -- eighth most in the NHL. He's only been held off the scoresheet four times in his last 14 games, making him a dependable and consistent fantasy option. Keep him rolling.

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Byfuglien was on the ice for Saturday's practice, despite taking a stick to the face in the game against the Bruins a night earlier, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

The incident happened late in the third period of Friday's game, so it put his status in some question before he alleviated those concerns by practicing. Byfuglien has been a force for the Jets since moving back to defense and turned in one of his better games Friday, skating for 27:04 and notching an assist en route to claiming first star honors.

Dustin Byfuglien RW WPG 2 Months

Byfuglien assisted on the Jets' first two goals -- Mathieu Perreault's power-play marker and Blake Wheeler's even-strength tally -- in the first period of Tuesday's 5-2 win over Dallas.

That's a five-game point streak now for Buff, and the last three games of it have come since he moved back to the blue line. All of a sudden, things are coming together for the 29-year-old.

Dustin Byfuglien RW WPG 2 Months

Byfuglien was highly productive in his move back to defense Friday against the Avalanche, finishing with a goal, five shots, four hits and a plus-2 rating over 26:24 of ice time.

Byfuglien had already been playing productively of late with goals in each of his previous two games, and he didn't miss a beat in his transition from wing Friday. With Tobias Enstrom and Zach Bogosian both slated for long absences, look for Byfuglien to remain on defense for at least a couple of weeks.