Copp and the Jets are separated on both term and salary, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports, which could force the two sides to go through with their July 21 arbitration hearing.
Copp is looking for just one year at nearly twice the salary ($1.5 versus $2.9 million). A deal can still be struck even after the hearing, though that seems unlikely considering the two camps can't even agree on the length of Copp's new contract. The 25-year-old will likely continue to fill a bottom-six role for Winnipeg during the 2019-20 campaign, but a spot on the No. 2 power-play unit figures to bolster his fantasy value.
Copp filed for arbitration ahead of Friday's deadline.
Copp followed up a career-best 28-point campaign with 25 points in 2018-19 and should see a raise on last season's salary of $1.1 million. The 24-year-old, barring unforeseen circumstances, will return to Winnipeg next year and should slot into a bottom-six role, similar to what Copp did a season ago.
Copp was handed a qualifying offer by Winnipeg on Tuesday.
Copp reached the 25-point mark for a second consecutive season this year in a bottom-sx role. While the center doesn't have a spot on the power play, his ability to provide depth scoring anchoring the third line makes him a valuable piece of the Jets' lineup, which is why the club opted to give him a qualifying offer.
Copp had two assists in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Blues in Game 3 of their first-round series.
Copp has registered three assists in the series, as well as four shots and four hits. Not bad for a bottom-six forward, but also probably not enough to warrant fantasy attention at this stage of the postseason.
Copp dished a helper and went plus-2 in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Blackhawks.
The assist gives Copp 25 points (11 goals, 14 helpers) in 66 appearances this season. The pivot is pretty clearly a fourth-liner, but his plus-19 rating and 0.38 points-per-game pace are the highest of his career. He's been aided by a 13.9 shooting percentage, but it's not outrageously high compared to his career rate of 11.7 percent.
Copp found the back of the net against the Predators on Saturday.
Copp brought his five-game goal drought to a close with his marker. The center has already set a career high in goals (11) and has seven more games to try and match his personal best 28 points from last season. While not a fantasy stud, the Ann Arbor native can provide solid mid-range value as a depth scoring option.
Copp scored twice in Friday's 8-1 blowout win over the Hurricanes.
Copp was one of seven different goalscorers for the Jets. The last time the center had a two-goal game was in the regular-season finale last year against the Blackhawks. Copp matched his career high in goals with nine and has 20 points in 54 games this season. He's provided solid depth scoring for the Jets while skating 12:07 a game, but doesn't move the needle in most fantasy formats.
Copp recorded an assist against Columbus on Sunday.
Copp needs just two more points to crack the 20-point mark for the second straight season. The center's ceiling is likely in the 25-30 range, especially considering he is limited to a bottom-six role given the organization's forward depth.
Copp scored the go-ahead goal in the third period of Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Rangers.
The Rangers, in response to Mark Scheifele's pair of snipes to open the scoring, put up three unanswered goals in Tuesday's game, capped off by Mika Zibanejad's power-play marker in the third that gave New York its first lead of the game. Soon after Zibanejad's second of the night, Joe Morrow would tie things up, and Copp would then propel the Jets in front for good with his sixth goal of 2018-19. The fourth-line plugger has goals in back-to-back contests and is up to 16 points in 44 games this season.
Copp's shorthanded goal opened the scoring in a 3-1 win over the Sabres on Sunday.
The goal was Copp's fifth of the season, coming on a breakaway with an assist from Bryan Little. Copp has two goals and three assists in his last six games, an impressive burst for the fourth-liner. Owners in deeper formats may be interested if he can keep getting involved in the offense.
Copp has tallied six points in 12 games since returning from an undisclosed injured in late December.
Copp isn't going to find himself in contention for the Hart or Rocket Richard trophies, but the fact that he has been able to start contributing offensively bodes well for the Jets. The Ann Arbor native is entrenched in a fourth-line role and seems unlikely to get bumped up any time soon.
Copp (undisclosed) will be in the lineup against the Flames on Thursday, Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Copp -- who missed the last 10 games due to injury -- is slated to take on a bottom-six role for the Jets, but more importantly, he'll almost certainly reclaim his spot on the penalty kill. With just four points in 23 games this season, the center's return to action is unlikely to be noticed by the bulk of fantasy owners.
Copp (undisclosed) will miss his fourth straight game against Chicago on Tuesday, Paul Friesen of Winnipeg Sun reports.
Considering Copp is averaging just 12:38 of ice time in a fourth-line role this season, his extended absence is unlikely to impact the majority of fantasy owners. Until the Ann Arbor native is given the green light, Mason Appleton should continue to deputize in his stead.
Copp (undisclosed) has been designated for injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.
By placing Copp for IR, the Jets free up the necessary roster spots they need to activate Dustin Byfuglien (concussion) and Dmitry Kulikov (upper body) ahead of Friday's clash with St. Louis. The club will almost certainly have utilized a retroactive designation in order to allow Copp to be removed as soon as he is healthy -- possibly Sunday's matchup with the Flyers.
Copp (undisclosed) skated ahead of Friday's practice session, but he won't rejoin the lineup against St. Louis, Mitchell Clinton of the Jets' official site reports reports.
This will mark Copp's fifth absence in the last seven contests. A slow start to the year combined with an extended absence could prevent the Michigan native from cracking the 25-point plateau for the second straight season.
Copp was absent from Thursday's practice session, but could still suit up versus St. Louis on Friday, Mike Sawatzky of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
Coach Paul Maurice declined to elaborate on what kept Copp from joining his teammates on the ice, but it evidently wasn't serious if the door is still open for him to play. Once cleared to return, the winger will need to pry a spot in the lineup away from talented prospect Mason Appleton.
Copp (concussion) has been activated from injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site. According to Mike Morreale of NHL.com, the center will be on a line with Adam Lowry and Brandon Tanev in Saturday's road game against the Devils.
Copp is deployed on the penalty kill a fair amount, but he's kept away from a power play that ranks third in the league with a conversion rate of 29.7 percent. Furthermore, given that Copp's shooting percentage of 4.8 percent is a career low and he's banked only three points in 21 games, fantasy owners can safely pass over him in favor of more adroit performers.
Copp (concussion) has been given the green light to start taking contact at practice, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.
Copp ditched the non-contact sweater for Friday's practice, which could open the door for him to return to the lineup Saturday or Sunday against the Devils or Rangers respectively. Before being able to rejoin the lineup, the center would need to be activated off injured reserve.
Copp (concussion) is listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's media site.
The Jets' forward has already been ruled out for Thursday's contest but did practice with the team Wednesday suggesting Copp is close to returning to game action. He last played Nov. 23. The 24-year-old American has a goal and three points in 21 games this season.
Copp (concussion) will miss Thursday's matchup with Chicago, Mike Sawatzky of the Winnipeg Free Press reports.
Copp will miss his third straight game due to his concussion, but the fact that he was able to join his teammates on the ice Wednesday -- albeit in a non-contact sweater -- is a step in the right direction. Brendan Lemieux figures to continue filling in during Copp's absence, although Mason Appleton could get a look as well.
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