February 19, 2019 | 6:27pm ET
SILFVERBERG CLOSE TO EXTENSION
Jakob Silfverberg, right wing
The Anaheim Ducks are taking winger Jakob Silfverberg off the trade block and are focused on signing him to a multi-year contract extension.
Silfverberg, 28, is in the final-year of a four-year, $15 million contract and is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent July 1.
However, during Tuesday’s “Insider Trading” segment on TSN, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reported it “doesn’t seem at all possible that (the Ducks) would consider trading him at this point.”
The Ducks and Silfverberg have “gone down the road” on a new contract and are expected to get something ironed out in the near future, but a deal might not be official until March 1 at the earliest due to cap purposes.
Dreger reports Anaheim’s tagging issues are the main reason why Silfverberg’s new contract won’t be official just yet, but all signs point to the two sides agreeing to terms.
In 50 games with the Ducks so far this season, Silfverberg has registered 15 goals and eight assists for 23 points.