WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

National Sports

WJBD - National Sports - Sources: Penguins and Kris Letang Nearing Deal

Sources: Penguins and Kris Letang Nearing Deal

Joel Auerbach/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins and defenseman Kris Letang are close to agreeing on an eight-year, $58 million contract, reports ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

The Penguins offered Letang a $56 million deal on Thursday, but that was rejected.  Both sides picked up talks again over the weekend.

Letang has one year left on his current contract and is due $3.5 million next season.

The new deal in place also contains a no-trade clause.

Letang scored five goals, recorded 33 assists, and 38 points in 35 games played this season for Pittsburgh.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

See other NationalSports news:

Noesi, Eaton lead White Sox past Twins, 5-2
Cubs starter Jackson leaves with apparent injury
White Sox place Putnam on DL
Hughes leaves after taking liner off ankle
Bears aiming high in Year 2 under Trestman




This Site logo