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Report: Kris Letang, Penguins close to an agreement

By Adam Gretz | Hockey writer

Kris Letang and the Penguins are close to a new eight-year contract extension. (USATSI)
Kris Letang and the Penguins are close to a new eight-year contract extension.(USATSI)

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The Pittsburgh Penguins and Kris Letang seem to be getting close to an agreement on a long-term contract extension, according to a report from Renaud Lavoie of RDS.

According to Lavoie, the two sides have made progress on a deal and while there are still some minor details to work out it's close to being finalized. The deal could be worth as much as $58 million over eight years and include a partial no-trade clause that would include 15 teams.

Letang is entering the final year of his contract that pays him $3.5 million.

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