UPDATE: Pierre-Luc Dubois has been insistent on a trade from the Columbus Blue Jackets, and he reportedly got what he wanted Saturday.
Dubois reportedly was traded to the Winnipeg Jets in a deal that landed Patrick Laine in Columbus. (You can read the details here.)
The following was part of the original story:
Pierre-Luc Dubois’ dismaying effort — and resulting stapling to the bench — has not put off many of his suitors, it seems.
The disgruntled Columbus Blue Jackets center has made clear he wants out, and him overtly packing it in Thursday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning might’ve been the nail in his coffin.
Thus, trade talks have heated up.
While nothing got done Friday, The Athletic’s Aaron Portzline reported Saturday could be a big day. His colleague, Pierre LeBrun, also named the three teams most involved.
According to SportsNet’s Elliotte Friedman, the Jets’ package includes Winnipeg’s own disgruntled forward, winger Patrik Laine, as well as Jack Roslovic. The Canadiens reportedly did not include Nick Suzuki in their package.
Dubois will be scratched Saturday if he’s not traded by game time, so all signs are pointing towards the 22-year-old having played his final game with Columbus.