Nashville Predators winger Filip Forsberg says he's not thinking about contract extension
Filip Forsberg said Thursday he was solely focused on Nashville Predators preseason training camp, which began earlier in the day, and not his need for a contract extension.
Forsberg, 27, is headed into the final year of his six-year, $36 million deal.
"To be honest I haven't barely thought about it," Forsberg said Thursday. "The only thing that's been on my mind has been this ice testing that we just did. Thankfully that's over and we can go to work for real."
If the Predators plan to extend the left winger's contract the next three weeks are critical. The season begins Oct. 14 and if a deal isn't done by then it may not get done until after the season.
Over the last seven seasons Forsberg has led the Predators in goals (177) and points (379). He has, however, been plagued by injuries over the last few seasons.
Regardless of what happens after the 2021-22 season, Forsberg is confident many changes the Predators made in the offseason will pay off.
"I have high expectations," he said. "Obviously there's been some changes this offseason, but the guys that we brought in through trades and free agency I've seen them play with their previous teams and through pre-camp here we've been skating together and I'm really excited. It's going to be a fun (season)."
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