Trouba was extended a qualifying offer by the Jets on Monday, Gary Lawless of TSN reports. Being given a qualifying offer makes Trouba a restricted free agent, giving the Jets the opportunity to match any offer he receives during free agency. Trouba has spent his entire three-year career with the Jets and played in a career-high 81 games last season, finishing the year with six goals and 15 assists. If the Jets bring him back, he'd likely play a similar role for the team as a bruiser on defense after notching 140 hits during the 2015-16 campaign.
Trouba tallied a pair of assists in Sunday's win over the Wild. Trouba has been an infrequent participant on the scoresheet lately, as he carried a four game point drought into Sunday's tilt and had been held without a point in 11 of his last 12. The defenseman has just 20 points on the season, but he is working on a career-high 140 hits.
Trouba (foot) took part in line rushes during pregame warmups, indicating he'll be in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Sabres, NHL.com's Joe Yerdon reports. Trouba missed practice Friday after blocking a shot with his foot in Thursday's game against the Kings, but won't be forced to miss any time with the ding. The 22-year-old defender has notched 18 points (six goals, 12 assists) while averaging 21:51 of ice time through 73 games this season, and will skate alongside Mark Stuart on the Jets' second pairing in Saturday's matchup with Buffalo.
Trouba (foot) did return to Thursday's game after blocking a shot off his foot, but did not take part in practice Friday, Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Trouba's potential absence would cause ripples among the Jets defensive pairings and a fair number of fantasy lineups. While he hasn't been officially ruled out for the contest, he didn't skate Friday and the team recalled Brenden Kichton on emergency conditions, suggesting there's a decent possibility that will be the case. Expect the team to further update his status on game day.
Trouba exited Thursday's game after blocking a shot off his foot. No update on his status was offered following the contest, so it remains a bit unclear what he's dealing with. The blueliner owns just 17 points through 72 contests, but his average time on ice (21:51) mixed with the number of shots he takes (123 this season) keeps him in relatively high demand. He adds even more value in leagues that count blocked shots (158) and hits (122), so a loss for an extended period of time could have a big impact on owners as the fantasy playoffs begin.
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