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Thursday, February 2, 2012
Dustin Byfuglien headed for trial?

Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien will likely go to trial in a boating while impaired case in Minnesota, his attorney said on Thursday.

Mitch Robinson said he and a prosecutor were "miles apart," and unable to agree. The next hearing is April 19, and Robinson anticipates the case will go to trial in June.

Byfuglien is accused of boating while intoxicated and other charges stemming from an Aug. 31 incident on Lake Minnetonka. He was stopped because the boat's navigational lights weren't on.

Byfuglien, a Minnesota native, was on the Chicago Blackhawks team that won the Stanley Cup in 2010. He was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers in a salary dump, and the franchise was relocated to Winnipeg in the offseason.

Byfuglien was activated from the injured list and was back in the Jets lineup at Tampa Bay on Thursday night after he missed 16 games because of a knee injury.