Auston Matthews Comments On Contract Negotiations.

Published January 25, 2019 at 4:30 PM

As confirmed by Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas, the Leafs and forward Auston Matthews are currently talking about an extension. Dubas said he'd like to get it done before the trade deadline so he knows what kind of cap space he can plan for next year. While speaking to reporters at the All-Star game festivities, Matthews was asked about the contract talks. «The sides are talking and making progress and that's great,"
He was asked if he was on the same page as Dubas, hoping to have it done before the deadline?«I mean, I wouldn't say [it'd be a] relief. I would say it's just a step,» he said. «For me, it's not something I think about much. When it gets done it gets done. Until then, I'm not worrying about it. I'll let my agent handle it with [Leafs GM] Kyle [Dubas] and his management team. They'll talk. When my agent calls and says I'm ready to sign, then I'll sign. Until then I'm focusing on the Toronto Maple Leafs and just live every day.»

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