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Report: Dubois seeking trade from Jets

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Pierre-Luc Dubois' future with the Winnipeg Jets has long been uncertain, but the saga has taken another twist, as the player is now hoping for a move elsewhere.

"(Dubois is) not eligible to be (an unrestricted free agent) until next summer in 2024, but our understanding is that (agent) Pat Brisson has informed the Winnipeg Jets that his client isn't inclined to sign an extension this summer," TSN's Pierre LeBrun reported on Wednesday's edition of "Insider Trading."

LeBrun added, "Brisson would like to work with the Winnipeg Jets on a trade for Dubois to another team."

Dubois, a pending restricted free agent with arbitration rights, told the Jets a year ago that he planned to test the free-agent market in 2024.

He signed a one-year pact for $6 million as an RFA on July 22, 2022. Nine days before that, Brisson said the 24-year-old would be open to playing for the Montreal Canadiens some day. Dubois said Brisson's comment was blown out of proportion.

Dubois established career highs with 36 assists and 63 points last season. He's played two full campaigns and three in total with Winnipeg. The Jets acquired him and a third-round pick in a trade that sent Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic to the Columbus Blue Jackets in January 2021.

The Blue Jackets drafted Dubois third overall in 2016.

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