While it’s unclear if forward David Jones will return to the Colorado Avalanche next season, the team has told the Denver Post that it is interested in signing him to a contract extension.

Jones’ agent, Ross Gurney, has confirmed that some discussions on a new contract have taken place with management, as the club revealed it is looking to have the 27-year-old winger back in the lineup.

Though Jones may be tempted to test out the unrestricted free agent market for the first time in his NHL career on July 1, both parties could agree to a deal prior to that date.

Meanwhile, Gurney also admitted that Jones is looking to settle an agreement with the Avalanche and return to Colorado next season.

In 72 regular-season games with the Avalanche, Jones posted 20 goals and 17 assists for 37 points.

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