Jets head coach Paul Maurice started off his media availability today with a statement on Nathan Beaulieu indicating that the veteran defenceman had successful surgery yesterday for a torn labrum.
A tough end to the season for the hard-working Beaulieu who played 25 games for Winnipeg this season.
Maurice confirmed later in his availability that Beaulieu is done through playoffs saying it will be a long rehab.
And Murat reminds us about the cap ramifications:
#NHLJets cap watch: if Winnipeg adds Nathan Beaulieu (out for the season) to LTIR, they would gain $1.25 million in relief.
The Jets’ LTIR pool has roughly $3.5 million in it now.
Trade possibilities open right up if Beaulieu moves that figure to roughly $4.75 million.
— Murat Ates (@WPGMurat) April 2, 2021