As part of Saturday’s Headlines segment, Elliotte Friedman reported that while a number of NHL clubs have interest in trading for Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien, the Jets will instead try to re-sign the veteran.
“There are a number of teams that would love to get him as a rental player at the deadline…but the word that everyone seems to be getting is [the Jets] are going to take a real run at trying to sign him,” said Friedman.
Byfuglien is a free agent at season’s end and is currently making $5.2 million against the salary cap.
Forward Andrew Ladd is also a UFA at the end of this season, while defenceman Jacob Trouba will be a restricted free agent.
Byfuglien has 11 goals and 25 points in 47 games this season.