The Jets had until today to file club-elected salary arbitration and they chose not to do that with Pierre-Luc Dubois. There was some talk that they could do this to eliminate the possibility of an offer-sheet.
Two provinces to the west the Flames chose to do this with Matthew Tkachuk. They outlined their reasons here:
The Flames have filed for club-elected salary arbitration with Matthew Tkachuk. This provides us the opportunity to continue to work with his representatives towards a contractual resolution while removing the possibility of an offer sheet.
This leaves it to the Jets and the representation of Pierre-Luc Dubois to work out a deal (or a trade).
For those curious about the pros or cons of either choosing to elect or not, Murat Ates of The Athletic Winnipeg lays it out here:
Advantage: Jets don’t give PLD the opportunity to choose a two year award that walks him straight to UFA status in 2024.
Disadvantage: he’s still eligible to sign an offer sheet w another team.
An offer sheet is not automatically an emergency but could create a tough choice
Which means this roller-coaster will continue.