It was a morning and afternoon of drama across the NHL.
NHL insider Pierre LeBrun reported that Columbus Blue Jackets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois was looking for a change of scenery and a trade had been requested according to other GMs.
Dubois hadn't signed a new contract with the Blue Jackets and was sitting as a restricted free agent.
The drama has come to an end.
Dubois announced that he has signed a two year deal with the Blue Jackets that carries an AAV of $5million.
"I'm excited to have the contract done and to be able to get back on the ice and play hockey again, especially with everything that is going on in the world right now," said Dubois. "I'm very fortunate and looking forward to being with my teammates at camp and the start of a new season."
Was this a move just to get Dubois to camp before he's traded?
More to come.
Correction on terms of Dubois two-year, $10M contract with the Blue Jackets - $3.35M in 2020-21 and $6.65M in 2021-22. #CBJ https://t.co/T5WrX4i0QQ
— CBJ Public Relations (@BlueJacketsPR) December 31, 2020