Columbus and Winnipeg attached for a blockbuster NHL commerce Saturday, with the Blue Jackets dealing Pierre-Luc Dubois and a 2022 third-round draft choose to the Jets for fellow forwards Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic, who signed a two-year, $3.8-million US cope with his new crew.
The 22-year-old Dubois, who requested a commerce earlier this season, had a purpose in 5 video games and reportedly would have been a wholesome scratch for Saturday’s afternoon sport towards Tampa Bay.
The native of Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Que., topped Columbus in factors (49) and assists (31) final season earlier than recording a team-high 4 objectives and 10 factors in 10 playoff video games.
Dubois had a profession season in 2018-19, his second as a Blue Jacket, with career-best 27 objectives, 61 factors and plus-16 ranking in 82 regular-season contests.
Drafted third general in 2016, he has 66 objectives and 159 factors in 239 NHL regular-season video games.
“Strengthening our lineup offensively has been a precedence for us and the additions of Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic accomplish simply that,” Columbus normal supervisor Jarmo Kekalainen stated in an announcement. “Patrik is a participant we all know very properly and in a short while has turn out to be one among our league’s most proficient purpose scorers. Jack is an thrilling younger participant with nice potential and we’re thrilled to carry him house to Columbus as a Blue Jacket.”
Laine, 22, scored two objectives and three factors in Winnipeg’s season-opening 4-3 additional time win over Calgary however has sat out the previous three video games as a consequence of an upper-body damage. On Friday, he was positioned on injured reserve and is taken into account day-to-day.
In a information launch, the Jets said they might retain 26 per cent of Laine’s $7.5 million wage for this season.
Patrik Laine is presently out of the Jets lineup with an upper-body damage, listed as day after day.<br><br>He is not going to have to quarantine coming from Canada to the U.S., is my understanding.
Roslovic, 23, is returning to his native Columbus after posting 12 objectives and 29 factors — each profession highs — in 71 video games final season.
Winnipeg was unable to signal the restricted free agent, who has 26 objectives and 67 factors in 180 contests since being chosen twenty fifth general within the 2015 NHL draft.