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Dustin Byfuglien’s Contract Has Been Mutually Resolved, Contract Terminated

NEW YORK/TORONTO (April 17, 2020) – The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association announced today that the Winnipeg Jets and Player Dustin Byfuglien have mutually resolved the grievance filed by Mr. Byfuglien following his suspension by the Club in September 2019. Pursuant to the agreement, Byfuglien’s standard player’s contract with the Club has been terminated, effective immediately.

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Vegas Trades Cody Eakin To Winnipeg

VEGAS (February 21, 2020) - Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon announced today, February 21, the following roster transactions: the team has acquired a conditional fourth-round selection in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Vegas Golden Knights forward Cody Eakin.

Eakin was selected by the Golden Knights during the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft from the Dallas Stars. While in Vegas, he appeared in 199 games and posted 37 goals and 41 assists.

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Video- Boys Will Be Boys Senators/Jets

Scott Sabourin handed a game misconduct for squirting water at Mark Scheifele.

 

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The Winnipeg Jets Are Trying To Move Dustin Byfuglien

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

Another day, another twist in the  saga.

Turns out, the Winnipeg Jets have waited to pull the trigger on a mutual contract termination with  because multiple sources say the Jets are attempting to exhaust all trade options for the hulking defenceman.

After being thrust into an uncomfortable position by Byfuglien at the start of the season, Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff is now seeking to salvage a return.

Sources say suitors have been in regular contact with Cheveldayoff over the last weeks about Byfuglien’s future, but talks have only intensified in recent days leading up to the NHL’s Feb. 24 trade deadline.

There is no guarantee that Byfuglien will be dealt – in part because of the fact that sources say he remains a long shot to return to the ice this season – but Big Buff’s mere potential impact warrants his debut at No. 10 on the latest TSN Trade Bait board.

Why would a team be interested in Byfuglien now?

If a team believes they could successfully lure him back to the rink, Byfuglien’s once massive $7.6 million salary cap hit has dwindled down to just a prorated $1.84 million now with only 45 days left in the regular season.

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Paul Maurice Agrees To a Multi-Year Extension With the Winnipeg Jets

WINNIPEG, February 12, 2020 - The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have agreed to terms with head coach Paul Maurice on a multi-year contract extension.

Maurice, 53, joined the Jets on Jan. 12, 2014 and has led the club to a 264-186-53 regular season record in that time. The native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. guided Winnipeg to three playoff berths and an 11-16 postseason record in his first five full seasons at the helm, punctuated by a trip to the Western Conference Final in 2018. 

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The Winnipeg Players On The News Dustin Byfuglien May Have Played His Last Game For The Jets

from Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun,

The news that Byfuglien has likely played his last game with the team drew a mixture of disappointment and indifference with former teammates.

The latter sentiment applied to forward Andrew Copp, who called the topic a “media-driven talking point.”

“It was out of sight, out of mind, honestly,” Copp said. “We have so much to worry about within the group that’s here. It wasn’t anything I thought of, or many of the guys in here were thinking about.”

Across the room, defenceman Josh Morrissey was one of those who had been wondering about his old defence partner.

“Yeah, I always was hoping that maybe he’d want to come back,” Morrissey said. “Obviously he’s a big hole to fill, and it’s been tough not having him. I always held out hope that he would come back.”

Forward Kyle Connor also hadn’t given up on the notion of seeing No. 33 back on the blue line.

“We were all pretty hopeful. I know I was,” Connor said. “What was it, the past four seasons he led our team in ice time? He’s a pretty dominant player when he’s out there in force. That’s just tremendous what he would bring to the table. So, yeah, it’s disappointing.”

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Report- Dustin Byfuglien Could Soon Have UFA Status

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

The Winnipeg Jets’ salary cap picture appears to finally be coming into clearer focus three weeks before TradeCentre.

The Jets and defenceman Dustin Byfuglien are working toward a mutual contract termination over the next several days, according to multiple sources, which would formally end his suspension and bring to a close the grievance Byfuglien filed in November.

For the Jets, the termination would bring much-needed clarity to their salary cap picture, freeing up GM Kevin Cheveldayoff to use the $7.6 million in space they have earmarked for Byfuglien all season in case he returned to play or successfully grieved his suspension.

If executed, the contract termination would also make Byfuglien an unrestricted free agent, free to resume his career with any team of his choosing.

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Morning Line- Paul Maurice

“There was no f—ng slow start. We played as good in the first as we did in the second as we did in the third. That team played its asses off tonight.

“Listen, I haven’t liked some of the games we played but that team played as hard as it could. I got no beef on the effort, the other team played well too.”

-Paul Maurice, head coach of the Winnipeg Jets after a 4-1 loss to Carolina.  Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun has more on the Jets, who have lost 5 of their last 6 games.

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Videos- Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Winnipeg Jets

Highlights first, the fantastic OT below.

Jets won in the shootout.

 

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Video- You Make The Call, Wild OT Goal Against The Jets

 

Video of the goal is below.

added 5:37pm, Explanation from the NHL is below the video.

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