Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 02/25/2013 11:21 AM | Comments: 0
NEW YORK – First the good news on the Dustin Byfuglien injury front: the big Winnipeg Jets defenceman was on the ice today during the team’s optional practice at Madison Square Garden.
And now the uncertainty: his availability for Tuesday’s game against the New York Rangers won’t be known until sometime before puck drop (6 p.m.; TSN/TSN1290).
Byfuglien left Sunday’s 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils in the third period after banging into the boards awkwardly. Immediately after the game head coach Claude Noel said Byfuglien would be further evaluated today.
Byfuglien did not speak to media after the morning session and a team official said that he would see how he feels on Tuesday but that he ‘looks like a player for tomorrow.’
The same cannot be said for Antti Miettinen, who lasted just 17 seconds in his first game seconds before he took a puck in the lower body. Miettinen was not one of the seven skaters who practised today – aside from Byfuglien the others were Chris Thorburn, Anthony Peluso, James Wright, Eric Tangradi, Julian Melchiori and Paul Postma with both Al Montoya and Eddie Pasquale getting work in the nets.
Today's optional practice was run by assistant coaches Perry Pearn, Charlie Huddy and Pascal Vincent, with Noel not attending.
Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories? Please use the form below and let us know.
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
Hutchinson has earned start in goal: Maurice
Michael Hutchinson: the comeback kid
Lowry to miss one game
Tonight: JETS @ BRUINS
Jets centre Lowry slapped with one-game suspension
Little making huge contribution
Ugly but still worth two points
Tonight: JETS @ SABRES
Not pretty but effective
Winnipeg Jets vs. Columbus Blue Jackets - Nov. 25, 2014
Hutchinson's hand still hot
To err is human, to forgive is coaching
Jets down to 20th on Forbes' list of NHL teams
Winnipeg Jets Notebook
Tonight: Jets at Jackets
Maurice has close eye on Jets lines heading into road games
One lousy rut ends Bouwmeester's streak
Jets' penalty-kill has lost its mojo
Butter-finger Jets can't hold lead
Jets almost always close
Not quite on pace for 50
Jets fall to Blues, 4-2
Jets' locker-room humming along at steady, positive pace
'Defence' defines Jets
Enstrom excused from practice before Jets take on Blues
Weak 4th line will be costly