Jets’ Byfuglien Granted Leave of Absence

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien has been granted a leave of absence by the club.

The NHL team did not list a reason for the move.

Winnipeg Jets' Dustin Byfuglien
Winnipeg Jets’ Dustin Byfuglien (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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.

Byfuglien has played 869 career NHL games.

The Canadian Press