Jets get Byfuglien back after 19-game absence

Dustin Byfuglien is ready to go.

The Winnipeg Jets will have the imposing defenseman in the lineup Saturday night against the Montreal Canadiens, Jets head coach Paul Maurice confirmed pregame.

Maurice said Byfuglien will be eased back onto the second power-play unit.

The 34-year-old blue-liner has been out since Feb. 14 with an ankle injury.

Byfuglien leads the Jets in average ice time at 24:26, albeit in a smaller sample size. He has collected 30 points in 37 games.

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