Admin Reporter- POOJA1

Jan 24 2021


Blue Jackets, Jets swap disgruntled superstars Patrik Laine and Pierre-Luc Dubois

Sunday, 24 January 2021

The Columbus Blue Jackets and Winnipeg Jets have completed a trade that sees each team receive a disgruntled superstar from the other. Winger Patrik Laine is heading to Columbus while Pierre-Luc Dubois is heading to Winnipeg. 

 

 

 

 

Dubois told Blue Jackets management that he wished to be traded as he negotiated for his recent two-year, $10 million contract extension prior to training camp. The front office did not feel compelled to immediately honor his request until recently when coach John Tortorella decided to bench the No. 3 pick of the 2016 draft in the first period of Thursday's game.

 

 

 

 

Laine, meanwhile, had his agent reveal to TSN that it would be "mutually beneficial" for the 22-year-old and Winnipeg franchise to part ways this offseason. He has appeared in just one game for the Jets this year because of an upper-body injury, and currently sits on the injured reserve.

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