September 10, 2018 | 4:10pm ET
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SEGUIN, STARS CONTRACT TALKS PICKING UP STEAM

 
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Tyler Seguin, centre

 

The Dallas Stars and star centre Tyler Seguin have renewed contract negotiations, and TFP has learned talks ramped up this past weekend, according to a league source.

Seguin, 26, is in the final year of his contract, which comes with a $5.75 million cap hit.

The Stars and Seguin’s camp were engaged in contract negotiations in late-June, but there were no further formal discussions over the summer until talks resumed this past week.

It’s unclear what type of contract the Stars are willing to sign Seguin at, but the two sides are set on working towards a long-term, eight-year agreement.

Seguin has voiced his desire to stay in Dallas beyond his current contract and will undoubtedly receive a deal greater than the eight-year, $76 million contract teammate and Stars captain Jamie Benn signed for – to what extent remains to be seen.

Stars GM Jim Nill and Seguin’s agent Ian Pulver are expected to speak again this week and if talks progress, the two sides could come to terms on an extension around the start of training camp.

In 82 games with the Stars last season, Seguin registered a career-high 40 goals and 38 assists for 78 points, the second-highest point total of his NHL career, to date.