Dustin Byfuglien, who has been out with a lower-body injury since the end of December, will return to the blue line for Winnipeg.
Dustin Byfuglien on his recovery, his return to the lineup, and more following today's practice. pic.twitter.com/zmvq6PEdM4
— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) February 6, 2019
“It’s never easy to sit and watch the team,” Byfuglien said after practice on Wednesday. “I’m excited to just get back with the boys.”
Byfuglien suffered the lower-body injury in a collision with Minnesota Wild forward Luke Kunin on Dec. 29. The 33-year-old had to be helped off the ice and didn’t return to the game.
In 32 games this season, Byfuglien has four goals and 29 points.
Head coach Paul Maurice added that defenceman Josh Morrissey is questionable for the game against Montreal. Morrissey suffered a lower-body injury after he blocked a shot while killing a penalty against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday.
Morrissey leads all Jets defencemen with six goals and has 29 points in 51 games.