Jets to ‘take a real run’ at trying to re-sign Dustin Byfuglien

Elliotte Friedman and Damien Cox discuss all the rumors around the NHL, including where the Lightning are with Steve Stamkos and Jonathan Drouin and if Jaromir Jagr will be in Nashville for the All-Star Game.

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.