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Anthony Mantha Wants To Stay In Detroit

05/08/2020 at 11:21am EDT

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Mantha will be a restricted after this season. He was on a two-year contract worth $6.6 million but stands to potentially double that in his new contract.

With the incredible uncertainty around the NHL, it’s not surprising general manager Steve Yzerman has not had contract discussions with any of his players.

Mantha is confident a long-term deal – he could be an unrestricted free agent in two years – can be reached this offseason.

“I want to be here, I like it here,” Mantha said. “I know we’re rebuilding right now but hopefully I can be part of the future. Hopefully things go well and we can get a deal.

“I’m not stressed yet. The league is waiting to see if we’re going to finish the season or what is going to happen. We have all summer to negotiate. If we don’t have a contract before the (next) season, then I’ll be a little worried. But we have so much time. I’m pretty sure we’re going to agree on a deal.”

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