Stars expect to open camp without unsigned scorer Robertson

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Young 40-goal scorer Jason Robertson is anticipated to omit the beginning of coaching camp for the Dallas Stars since the staff and the limited loose agent have not agreed on a brand new contract.

General supervisor Jim Nill mentioned Wednesday there is been stable, ongoing negotiations over the past couple of weeks with Robertson and his representatives. Nill would not say what has stored the 2 facets from attaining a deal, including there were “superb discussions.”

The Stars, with new trainer Pete DeBoer, open camp Thursday in Cedar Park, Texas, on the house in their AHL staff. They have 3 days of labor there sooner than returning to North Texas for his or her exhibition opener at house on Monday evening. They open the common season Oct. 13 at Nashville.

“I think he’s disappointed he’s not at camp, we are too,” Nill mentioned sooner than the staff departed for the Austin house. “I think it’s very important for a younger player and as you mentioned, the (new) coaching staff. … We do have some time on our side, but we wish he gets here as soon as he can.”

Robertson had a base wage of $750,000 closing season, the top of a $2.775 million, three-year contract. He nonetheless has 5 extra years sooner than he has the chance to transform an unrestricted loose agent.

The left wing grew to become 23 quickly after the top of closing season, when he had 41 targets and 38 assists for 79 issues in his 74 video games. Robertson joined Hockey Hall of Famer Mike Modano, Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin as the one 40-goal scorers for the reason that franchise moved to Dallas in 1993.

A second-round draft pick out by means of the Stars in 2017, Robertson has 125 issues (58 targets, 67 assists) in his 128 NHL video games. He had one target and 3 assists in his first postseason motion closing season, when Dallas misplaced its first-round playoff sequence in seven video games towards Calgary.

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