Predators working on Filip Forsberg contract extension

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Nashville Predators general manager David Poile updated the statuses of several pending free agents during his team's end-of-season press conference Wednesday, revealing that negotiations have begun on a contract extension for star forward Filip Forsberg.

"The goal and intention is there on both sides to get him signed," Poile said, adding that he's already working with Forsberg's agent on a new deal.

The 21-year-old set career highs this season with 33 goals and 64 points, but had a disappointing playoff run, recording just four points in 14 postseason games.

Poile also said contract negotiations with forward Calle Jarnkrok will begin "right away," and that he would like to work something out with backup goaltender Carter Hutton.

Meanwhile, veteran forwards Eric Nystrom and Paul Gaustad won't return to the team next season.

Predators working on Filip Forsberg contract extension
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