Maurice: ‘Nothing sinister’ in Byfuglien’s leave
- The Winnipeg Jets will be without Big Buff for at least a little while.
- It was announced Friday that defenceman Dustin Byfuglien has been granted a personal leave of absence from the hockey team.
- The news came out in a single sentence tweet.
- No reason was given.
- But in an interview with TSN 1290 radio, head coach Paul Maurice, said it’s “nothing sinister.”
“He needs some time to work through some things. He’s going to be fine, everything’s fine.”
- Maurice added there is no timeline for when he expects Byfuglien to return.
- The Jets made the announcement just before the start of training camp.
- The six-foot-five, 260-pound Byfuglien, 34, had four goals and 27 assists in 42 games last season.
- This has Detox written all over it.
- Remember back in 2011 when Big Buff was faced 4 charges for driving a boat under the influence of drugs.
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