February 13, 2018 | 4:11pm ET
JETS EXPLORING FORWARD MARKET
Kevin Cheveldayoff, GM
The Winnipeg Jets would like to bolster their roster by the Feb. 26 trade deadline and they appear to be scouring the market for a top-six forward.
Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff is hoping to add some extra fire power up front and has been linked to the likes of New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello, who has one-year left on his contract, and Michael Grabner, a pending unrestricted free agent, and is exploring additional options.
It’s unclear whom the Jets are willing to move, though league sources have suggested to TFP the Jets are in a position to give up draft picks and could move some of their younger forwards like Nic Petan and Marko Dano if the right deal presented itself.
According to the Winnipeg Sun, the Jets may also be back in the market for a left-handed defenceman to add to the roster.
The Jets have significant salary cap space that allows them to add a high-priced forward, if the opportunity arose.
Rangers left wing Rick Nash is open to moving to a Canadian playoff market, and the Jets are one of just two Canadian clubs currently secured in the playoff position, along with the Toronto Maple Leafs, while the Calgary Flames continue to bounce in and out of the post-season picture, though they currently sit third in the Pacific Division.