April 01 2015 10:13AM
Photo Credit: Tom Szczerbowski/USA TODAY Sports
Winnipeg Jets apex predator Dustin Byfuglien could be facing a five-game suspension for his "vicious, deliberate" cross-check on New York Rangers forward J.T. Miller.
The NHL's Department of Player Safety announced on Wednesday that Byfuglien's actions in Tuesday night's game will be evaluated in a telephonic hearing on Thursday. A telephone hearing carries a maximum suspension of five games, and it seems possible that Byfuglien could miss the balance of the regular season.
Read on past the jump.
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.
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!
Report: Dustin Byfuglien's cross-check on Rangers' Miller receiving 'extra examination' from Player Safety Dept.
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.
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.