Cross Checks

Lundqvist on contract: We're working on it
September 6, 2013 4:30:19 PM PDT
By Pierre LeBrun

New York Rangers star netminder Henrik Lundqvist is entering the final season of his current contract but sounded hopeful Friday that something will be worked out.

It’s expected that his agent, veteran Don Meehan of Newport Sports, will reconnect with the Rangers’ brass sometime next week.

"We’re working on it right now," Lundqvist said Friday during an interview with ESPN.com. "If we don’t have it done when the season starts, I think we’ll have a discussion how to move forward, if we wait or not. Because the most important thing here is that I’m focused on playing and nothing else.

"I’m just really excited right now, the camp is around the corner, it’s a really good feeling. I don’t want any distractions, I just want to go out and play as well as possible. That’s why you have an agent, they’re talking, we’re hopeful of figuring something out. There’s no pressure to get it done this summer, because we do have another year on the contract. But yeah, of course it would be nice to have it done."

Tags: New York Rangers, Henrik Lundqvist

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