October 3, 2019 | 4:00pm ET



Alex Pietrangelo, defenceman


The St. Louis Blues are currently in talks with the representatives for captain Alex Pietrangelo and forward Brayden Schenn in an attempt to get both of them signed to long-term contract extensions.

Both players are in the final year of their respective contracts and can become unrestricted free agents next summer, if unsigned.

Pietrangelo, 29, is in the final-year of a seven-year, $45.5 million contract. His next deal will likely see a higher average annual value, above $6.5 million, and the Blues should have the cap space to accommodate a raise.

Blues GM Doug Armstrong and Pietrangelo’s agents at are expected to chat next week, though it’s unclear if a deal is imminent.

Schenn, 28, is represented by the same agency as Pietrangelo, and is in the last year of a four-year, $20.5 million contract, and he should also see a climb in his annual cap hit on his next deal.