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