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SportReport: Byfuglien mulling future amid personal leave from Jets

18:05  18 september  2019
18:05  18 september  2019 Source:

Jets, Morrissey have discussed long-term extension

Jets, Morrissey have discussed long-term extension The Winnipeg Jets and defenseman Josh Morrissey have begun negotiating a long-term contract extension, he told The Athletic's Ken Wiebe. "We chatted a little bit throughout the last couple weeks and throughout the summer," he said. "It's just kind of the process of how it goes. You've been through contract negotiations, so you know how it works." Morrissey is entering the final season of a two-year, $6.3-million bridge deal he signed last September. The 24-year-old was limited to just 59 games in 2018-19 due to injury but still managed to post a career-high 31 points while averaging 22:24 minutes per night. He's adamant about being with the team for years to come.

The Jets ’ course with Byfuglien will likely affect the future of captain Andrew Ladd, also an unrestricted free agent. If Byfuglien and the Jets cannot reach an agreement on a new deal, the franchise will look to trade him rather than risk his departure at the end of the season.

Dustin Byfuglien , left , and Captain Andrew Ladd at practice this morning. It’s important to note that Talks with Ladd were more frequent earlier than recently. Reports have said there was little dialogue If the opening requests for the Ladd, Byfuglien and Trouba were the final numbers — and that seems

Dustin Byfuglien is contemplating his options while on personal leave from the Winnipeg Jets, reports TSN's Bob McKenzie, who adds that there's no timetable for a decision.

Report: Byfuglien mulling future amid personal leave from Jets© Darcy Finley / National Hockey League / Getty

The club announced last Friday that the veteran defenseman had been granted a leave of absence. While the reason and timetable weren't disclosed, head coach Paul Maurice said at the time that the blue-liner was "going to be fine," and it was "nothing sinister."

Byfuglien, 34, is entering the fourth year of the five-year, $38-million pact he inked with the Jets in February 2016.

Injuries limited him to 42 games in 2018-19, but he still collected 31 points and led the club in average ice time in his abbreviated campaign.

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The Jets were originally loathe to give more than about three years worth of term to Byfuglien , who turns 31 on March 27. In short, Byfuglien is a more impactful player, but Ladd is a more trustworthy one. And if your answer to this conundrum is, “Why don’t they just sign Byfuglien to a three-year deal?”

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He's spent the last nine seasons with the organization after playing his first five campaigns with the Chicago Blackhawks, with whom he won a Stanley Cup in 2010.

The imposing rearguard ranks fifth on the Jets/Atlanta Thrashers franchise's games played list, sits third in assists, and slots in fourth in points.

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