— Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) July 8, 2013
Burmistrov was drafted 8th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers.
He had just finished off a three year entry level contract with the Jets. Burmistrov had just 10 points in 44 games during the lockout-shortened campaign and was made a healthy scratch four times.
Earlier this year, the Winnipeg Free Press had this to say about Burmistrov:
Burmistrov wished to be dealt at the trade deadline and the Jets worked in vain to move him. It appears a trade is still the preferred course of action.
Burmistrov and head coach Claude Noel beefed on and off over the past two seasons and the relationship hit an all-time low when the player was a healthy scratch four straight games in March.
The Jets attempted to trade Burmistrov and reportedly had discussions with the Ottawa Senators, Buffalo Sabres and New York Islanders at the deadline. The names Jakob Silfverberg, Drew Staffordand Kyle Okposo have all been attached to Burmistrov trade rumours.
The Jets retain his NHL rights after presenting him with a qualifying offer on July 3rd.
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