The Predators find themselves in a tough situation concerning Suter's future as he is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. The Preds will need to decide what lengths they are willing to go to lock up the blueliner long-term.
However, the 27-year-old was quick to specify that he did not mean that he was willing to hit the free market this summer.
"I was watching TV this morning and one guy said I was definitely going to test the open market," Suter said. "I never said that. So I just want people to know that I'm focused on helping our team win and I think that's the most important thing right now."
The Predators have the fourth-lowest salary cap commitment in the NHL, but will need to look after another star defenseman on their roster.
Shea Weber is currently in the final year of a four-year contract he signed in 2008 with an annual cap hit and is slated to hit restricted free agency this summer, after signing a one-year, $7.5 million deal in August.
In 47 games with the Predators this season, Suter has recorded five goals and 23 assists for 28 points, and holds a plus-7 rating.
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