Beaulieu inked a one-year, $1 million contract with Winnipeg on Monday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Even after the Jets declined to give Beaulieu a qualifying offer, there was speculation that the blueliner would still be returning to the team. The departure of Jacob Trouba might create some opportunities for Beaulieu to earn a regular spot in the lineup, but he will have to beat out Neal Pionk, Sami Niku and Logan Stanley during training camp.
Beaulieu will be allowed to test the free-agent market after the Jets opted not to give him a qualifying offer, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. A qualifying offer for Beaulieu would have carried a $2.4 million cap hit, which was likely a little steep for a third pairing defenseman. Even though he will hit the open market, the Jets may still be interested in bringing the 26-year-old back for a lower salary. Regardless of where he ends up, the blueliner is unlikely to repeat his 2016-17 production (28 points in 75 games).
Beaulieu (undisclosed) will return Saturday versus the Predators, Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Beaulieu has three assists representing his point total over 10 games since landing with the Jets (via Buffalo) at the trade deadline. If history is any indication, he won't be able to maintain that pace, but Beaulieu does have his moments offensively and is now insulated by a Winnipeg offense that ranks seventh in the NHL at 3.34 goals per game.
Beaulieu (undisclosed) isn't in the projected lineup for Thursday's game against the Golden Knights, NHL.com's Danny Webster reports. Beaulieu's absence will continue to test Winnipeg's depth at defense, but it will almost certainly go unnoticed in most fantasy circles, as he's only recorded 10 points in 40 games this campaign. Another update on the 26-year-old's status should surface once he's deemed fit to play.
Beaulieu sustained an undisclosed injury that will sideline him for Wednesday's matchup with the Ducks, Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Beaulieu's injury will allow Sami Niku to stay in the lineup following the return of Joe Morrow (lower body). The 25-year-old Beaulieu could struggle for minutes once Dustin Byfuglien (ankle) is given the green light, despite having logged 17:38 of ice time per game for the Jets after coming over at the trade deadline.
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