According to Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun, a new contract for Luke Schenn could be announced by the end of the week, putting to rest a source of offseason unease for many Leafs’ fans across the nation:
An NHL source indicated on Tuesday that a new contract for Schenn â€œshould be done by Friday.â€
In other words, the expectation is Schenn will be at camp on the first day, when players undergo medicals.
Josh Rimer, producer for NHL Home Ice on SiriusXM, added to the speculation on Twitter:
I’m hearing Luke Schenn deal will most likely be officially announced Friday. Trying to confirm but hearing 3year deal around 4million per.
TSN’s Bob McKenzie weighed in with his thoughts, also:
My take on RFAs: Schenn, Marchand, Bogosian, Bailey more likely than not will get done by the weekend. Dialogues ongoing, which is +ve sign.
While all of this remains speculation at the present moment, it is not absent of merit; getting a contract done by Friday would allow Schenn — who spent part of the offseason working out with Shea Weber — to get to training camp in the nick of time.Â No time lost, no harm.
One can only hope that “no time lost” does indeed turn out to be the case.