Report: Hearing expected for Jets' Byfuglien for 'violent, deliberate' cross-check

Thomas Drance
April 01 2015 09:23AM

No surprise here, but Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien is expected to face a disciplinary hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety as a result of his blatant, dangerous cross-check on young New York Rangers forward J.T. Miller on Tuesday night.

That Byfuglien is likely to have to plead his case in a hearing with NHL officials has been reported by both TSN's Darren Dreger and TVA's Renaud Lavoie on Wednesday morning. The two veteran reporters caution though that, for the moment, nothing has been officially decided.

Read on past the jump.

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Future NHEHLERS – April 1st, 2015

Josh W
April 01 2015 08:31AM

Welcome back to another edition of Future NHEhlers, where we review all the latest in news and play for the Winnipeg Jets (non-AHL) prospects. We dig into all the game reports from the CHL, NCAA, and Europe to let you know how all of your future favourites are progressing.

Without further ado, let's move to the numbers!

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Report: Dustin Byfuglien's cross-check on Rangers' Miller receiving 'extra examination' from Player Safety Dept.

Thomas Drance
March 31 2015 10:01PM

Photo Credit: Bruce Fedyck/USA TODAY Sports

The NHL's Department of Player Safety is reviewing Winnipeg Jets swingman Dustin Byfuglien's vicious cross-check on Rangers forward J.T. Miller from Tuesday night's game, and they're reviewing it hard. Beyond being reviewed, the cross-check is receiving "extra examination" at the NHL's New York office on Tuesday, according to Sportsnet's John Shannon.

Will Dustin Byfuglien receive a multi-game suspension? Might he be put on double secret probation? Let's review after the jump.

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Jets Nation Recap: Heartbreak in Winnipeg as Jets drop second ROW in a row

Garret Hohl
March 31 2015 09:46PM

Two games in a row now where the Jets carried the play but loss on the scoreboard.

The Winnipeg Jets started off hot once again. They dominated the territorial battle while getting an early goal from the fourth line and the stick of Jim Slater. The New York Rangers though tied up not long thereafter with a neat goal from Mats Zuccarello.

The Jets brought back the pressure early in the second, with former Ranger Lee Stempniak scoring off a sweet drop pass from Mathieu Perreault. Unfortunately the Rangers had a response yet again, with Derick Brassard picking up the games only power play goal.

For the second game in a row a late goal deflated the Jets chance at pulling out some points.

Let's break it down.

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Jim Slater and Chris Thorburn: The diminishing returns of impact with lower lines

Garret Hohl
March 31 2015 01:28PM

The Winnipeg Jets have started to get healthy, as Bryan Little and Mathieu Perreault look to make an impact on the Jets final playoff drive.

With players returning from injury, others must take a seat in the pressbox. Liittle and Perreault have caused Matt Halischuk and Eric O`Dell to become scratches.

Meanwhile, the Jets are still playing two marginal hockey players in Jim Slater and Chris Thorburn.

What is the difference in expected impact between these players. Check after the jump.

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