In light of a report from NHL Network's Brian Lawton suggesting Pastrnak could be traded due to stalled contract negotiations, Sweeney came out and said it's not happening, per Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe.
"Not trading Pastrnak," was Sweeney’s terse comment in an email to a Globe reporter Monday night.
Sweeney's last update on contract talks with the restricted free agent came two weeks ago, wherein he stated the process was in a holding pattern. Still, goaltender Tuukka Rask, who traveled to China with the winger earlier this summer, is sure the two sides will reach an agreement.
Pastrnak, 21, finished in a tie for the seventh-highest goal total last season (34), and added 36 assists for 70 points in 75 games.