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Fans wishing to see Pierre-Luc Dubois wear the uniform of the Montreal Canadiens next year can rejoice since the Quebec forward would like to be part of a transaction.
The journalist TSN's Pierre LeBrun reported Wednesday that Dubois has told his agent, Pat Brisson, that he has no intention of accepting a contract extension from the Winnipeg Jets this summer. The possibility of a one-year pact, before he reaches full autonomy, is also not in the plans.
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The 24-year-old will become a restricted free agent July 1. If he really wants to get away from Manitoba, he will have to be part of a transaction. Will Montreal be ready to conclude one with the Jets, who were particularly greedy in 2022? According to The Athletic, Winnipeg asked for Nick Suzuki in return for Dubois last summer. Brisson had already added fuel to the fire by saying that his client would like to play for the Canadiens one day.
Dubois earned a salary of $6 million last season, but he can expect to receive more from 2024. The CH should have a little over $ 11 million available on its payroll, but has a few contracts to settle.
The native of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts has established a peak in career in 2022-2023 with 63 points in 73 games. He added four points in five playoff games as the Jets were edged in the first round by the Vegas Golden Knights.