Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman is reporting that Pierre-Luc Dubois could be traded to the Winnipeg Jets today. The question is, what will the return be?
Friedman states, Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen aggressively pursued trading his unhappy centre — with the belief a trade could come as soon as Saturday.
According to multiple sources, the Winnipeg Jets’ package includes two players of their own who have requested trades — Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic (Roslovic, who is unsigned, is a Columbus native).
Anaheim is believed to have significantly increased its offer. Calgary and Montreal are among the other interested parties, and there are undoubtedly more. (As I write this, it is not believed the Canadiens are willing to include Nick Suzuki, although what’s true now might not be true 10 minutes from now.)
It is likely that Dubois is traded today and do not expect him in the lineup this afternoon when the Blue Jackets face the Tampa Bay Lightning.