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Winnipeg's Dustin Byfuglien has reportedly been involved in discussions between the Jets and Panthers for the number one pick in this weekend's NHL Draft.

The rumored deal would see Big Buff go to Florida along with the ninth overall selection in the draft in exchange for Florida's number one overall pick. As it stands, the deal is nothing more than one of many unsubstantiated rumors floating around, but we'll pass along the details if it comes to fruition.

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Dustin Byfuglien would prefer to start next season back on defense.

He was asked if he expected to start next season as a forward and he said: "I hope not. It's been done before, so it wasn't the end of the world. I just had to go do my job, that's it. I always prefer defense first but whatever they tell me to do, I'll just go do it." Coach Paul Maurice plans to have Byfuglien on the wing again.

Dustin Byfuglien D WPG 3 Months

The current plan is for Dustin Byfuglien to start the 2014-15 campaign as a forward.

That's coming from head coach Paul Maurice though, who hasn't committed to sticking with the club beyond the 2013-14 campaign. If Maurice decides not to re-sign with the Jets, then the plans surrounding Byfuglien could change.

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Dustin Byfuglien won't play again this season because of a muscle tear to his upper-body injury.

The Jets play three times this week to close out their 2013-14 season. Byfuglien will finish the year with 20 goals and 56 points in 78 games. He made a positive transition to forward after starting out on defense and it wouldn't be surprising if he played on the wing again next campaign.

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Dustin Byfuglien left Saturday night's game with an upper-body injury.

Byfuglien played 11:04 before departing in the second period. "Day to day," coach Paul Maurice said. "But the extent of it we won't know 'til we get back." Jets return home for Monday's game against the Wild. Byfuglien has 20 goals and 56 points this season.

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Dustin Byfuglien is expected to play Saturday night against Carolina.

He missed Wednesday's game with a lower-body injury but looks as he if he will be good to go Saturday night. We would take the chance and activate him.

Dustin Byfuglien D WPG 4 Months

There's a good chance Dustin Byfuglien (lower body) will be able to return on Saturday.

Byfuglien will participate in the Jets' Saturday morning skate before a final determination will be made. Winnipeg is desperately trying to stay in the playoff race, so it seems likely that Byfuglien will end up playing if it's at all possible.

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Dustin Byfuglien is out with a lower-body injury.

Byfuglien will miss Wednesday's contest at the least and he's day-to-day beyond that. He has 19 goals and 52 points in 70 games this season. Meanwhile the Jets are trying to hold onto what little hope they have in the battle for a playoff spot.

Dustin Byfuglien D WPG 4 Months

Dustin Byfuglien wasn't on the bench for the final 10 minutes of Sunday's game, but he's expected to play Monday night.

He was held out as a precaution after he recorded two goals and an assist in a 7-2 win over Dallas. Byfuglien has generated six goals and two assists in his last five contests.

Dustin Byfuglien D WPG 4 Months

Dustin Byfuglien scored two goals in Winnipeg's 3-2 overtime loss to Colorado Monday night.

Byfuglien's two goals in the second period gave his team a 2-1 lead, but it wasn't enough for the Jets. He now has four points in his last two games and 16 goals with 32 assists overall in 66 games this season. Bryan Little assisted both goals in the loss.