June 5, 2019 | 11:57am ET
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JETS, MYERS DISCUSSING CONTRACT

 
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Tyler Myers, defenceman

 

As the Winnipeg Jets gage the trade market for defenceman Jacob Trouba, the team is also exploring the possibility of re-signing blueliner Tyler Myers.

Myers, 29, is set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1 and while it was originally thought he’d price himself out of the Jets’ plans, the two sides appear to be re-engaged.

According to TSN Sr. Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli, the Jets and Trouba’s camp “met at the NHL Draft Combine in Buffalo last week.”

The Jets have just over $25.3 million in available salary cap space with Trouba, Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor among their pending restricted free agents.

If the Jets move Trouba, it might allow them to re-sign Myers, depending on the return for Trouba.

Myers is believed to be seeking a contract worth north of $6 million per season.

In 80 games with the Jets this season, Myers registered nine goals and 22 assists for 31 points.