January 2, 2018 3:37 pm
Updated: January 2, 2018 3:52 pm

Byfuglien back in the lineup

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien will return to action for Tuesday's game against Colorado.

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Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien is back in the lineup.

Byfuglien suffered a lower body injury during a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning December 9 and hasn’t played since.

On Tuesday the club confirmed he will be back in action as the Jets take on the Colorado Avalanche Tuesday night.

The team went 6-3-1 during Byfuglien’s absence.

Last week the team lost Mark Scheifele to an upper body injury in a game against the Edmonton Oilers.

READ: Winnipeg Jets lose Mark Scheifele for 6-8 weeks

Head coach Paul Maurice said that injury will  keep his #1 center out of the lineup for up to two months.

Byfuglien will be replacing Tucker Poolman.

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