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Dustin Byfuglien trial date set

Updated: April 19, 2012, 4:51 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien faces a July trial in a drunken boating case in Minnesota.

Byfuglien's attorney, Mitch Robinson, says a trial date was set for July 23 after he and prosecutors couldn't reach a plea deal Thursday during a pretrial hearing in Hennepin County.

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.

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