The Winnipeg Jets have suspended defenceman Dustin Byfuglien for failing to report to training camp, according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, who added the move isn't as ominous as it sounds.
If Byfuglien doesn't report by opening day, the Jets lose his cap hit until he does report. McKenzie added the Jets still want Byfuglien back but need to protect their roster and cap flexibility until they know his intentions.
McKenzie added the paperwork has been filed but it can be reversed at any time and it's not something that would come as any surprise to Byfuglien.
The 34-year-old Byfuglien is believed to be weighing his playing future amid his leave. In 42 games last season Byfuglien had four goals and 27 assists for the Jets.