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Jets suspend Byfuglien without pay for failing to report to training camp

MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES</p><p>Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien</p>

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Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien

Per Bob McKenzie of TSN, the Winnipeg Jets have suspended defenceman Dustin Byfuglien without pay until further notice for failing to report to training camp.

If Byfuglien doesn't report to the team by the opening day of the regular season, his cap hit won't count towards the salary cap. According to McKenzie, the Jets still want Byfuglien to return, but the team "needs to protect roster and cap flexibility until they know his intentions."

Byfuglien requested a leave of absence from the team at the beginning of training camp. It's been rumoured that the 34-year-old is contemplating retirement. Jets head coach Paul Maurice told the media on Friday that he met with Byfuglien on Thursday.

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Updated on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10:16 PM CDT: Corrects day Maurice met with Byfuglien.

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