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Report: Dubois tells Jets he plans to test free agency in 2024

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Pierre-Luc Dubois may not want to stay in Winnipeg for the long haul.

The power forward told the Jets that he plans to test unrestricted free agency when eligible in 2024, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

"Now the Jets have control of the process until then, and what we're also hearing is that they wish to keep him and have him as a Jet for a long time to come," Friedman said during the first intermission of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday.

Dubois is currently a restricted free agent with arbitration rights, and if he signs a one-year deal, he'll be an RFA again next summer. His qualifying offer is $6.65 million this offseason.

The 23-year-old recorded 28 goals and 32 assists in 81 games last season - his first full campaign in Winnipeg. The Jets acquired him in January 2021 as part of a blockbuster deal that sent Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The 6-foot-3 center was selected third overall by the Jackets in the 2016 draft - one pick after the Jets took Laine.

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