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Paul Stastny May Be Headed Back To Winnipeg

from Jason Bell and Mike McIntyre of the Winnipeg Free Press,

The Winnipeg Jets are closing in on a deal that would see Paul Stastny brought back into the fold.

Multiple sources told the Free Press late Thursday night the veteran centre, who had a short but sweet stay in Winnipeg two seasons ago, is believed to be returning just as Friday's free agent frenzy is set to kick off.

The Vegas Golden Knights need to trim salary to get under the cap, and the Jets are desperate to find someone to play up the middle on the second line behind No. 1 centre Mark Scheifele.

In that sense, it's a potential match made in hockey heaven. An announcement was expected as early as Friday morning.

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added 11:16am, It is official, Winnipeg release is below.

WINNIPEG, Oct. 9, 2020 - The Winnipeg Jets announced today they have acquired forward Paul Stastny from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for defenceman Carl Dahlstrom and a conditional fourth-round draft pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.

Stastny, 34, recorded 38 points (17G, 21A) and 24 penalty minutes in 71 games for the Golden Knights last season before adding nine points (3G, 6A) and eight PIMs in 18 playoff games. The Quebec City, Que. native played a pair of seasons in Vegas after he was acquired by the Jets at the trade deadline in 2017-18. Stastny had 13 points (4G, 9A) in 19 regular season games for Winnipeg. He ranked fourth on the club in postseason scoring with 15 points (6G, 9A) in 17 games including a two-goal, one-assist performance in Game 7 versus the Nashville Predators to help lead the Jets to the Western Conference Final.

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