|(6/10/16) Forsberg's entry-level contract with the Predators is expiring, though his agent is actively negotiating financial terms for an extension, The Tennessean reports.|
Assuming the price is right, Predators general manager David Poile is open to offering Forsberg a long-term deal. Remember, he is just 21 years old but already has two seasons -- 2014-16 -- of 60-plus points under his belt. He's a fine two-way pivot adept at running the power play. Forsberg was ineffective in the Stanley Cup Playoffs this year, notching only four points with a minus-11 rating in 14 games -- but it was ultimately revealed that he had been playing through a back injury. Forsberg, a pending restricted free agent, is fully expected to stay in Nashville and the only question that remains is how big of a cap hit he'll cause. Per the report, initial estimates concerning his annual average value (AAV) range from $5-7.5 million.