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Report: Jets, Ladd working on 6-year deal

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It looks like Andrew Ladd won't be leaving the Winnipeg Jets any time soon.

Currently negotiating a contract extension, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports the team and its captain have agreed on a six-year term, but the sides still have ground to cover regarding dollar figures.

"On salary, it sounds like the two are less than $1,000,000 apart per year, but more than $500,000," Friedman shared in his weekly 30 Thoughts. "It's not insignificant, but also not insurmountable."

"They are grinding each other, with the biggest issue likely to be that both Ladd and the Jets feel they’ve compromised enough."

Tim Campbell of the Winnipeg Free Press reported Monday that the 30-year-old initially asked the team for a six-year deal worth at least $41 million.

Ladd was named captain when the franchise moved from Atlanta to Winnipeg in 2011. He has averaged over 50 points per season since being dealt from the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in 2010.

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