The Winnipeg Jets continue to be frustrated by their playoff performances and things might have come to a breaking point.
That breaking point is mostly because of the salary cap.
Winnipeg only has 13 players signed for next year and $15million in salary cap space.
Cody Eakin, Nick Shore, Logan Shaw, Mark Letestu, Gabriel Bourque, Dmitry Kulikov, Nathan Beaulieu, Dylan DeMelo, Luca Sbisa, Anthony Bitetto and goalie Laurent Brossoit will all be UFA this offseason.
Jack Roslovic, Jansen Harkins, Mason Appleton and Sami Niku will be restricted free agents.
This obviously puts the Jets in a terrible position and according to Frank Seravalli of TSN the team is looking to move two of their best young players to open up cap space.
Seravalli reports that both Patrik Laine and Nikolaj Ehlers are up on the block and moving both of them could free up almost $13million in cap space.
Laine is coming off a 28 goal season despite limited ice time. He has one more year left on his contract at $6.75million before he'll become a restricted free agent with arbitration rights.
Ehlers registered 58 points in 71 games which includes 25 goals this past season and is signed through the 2024-25 season at $6million a season.