More Mantha contract talk from The Fourth Period

Yesterday, The Fourth Period’s David Pagnotta Tweeted out news that the Red Wings and restricted free agent Anthony Mantha have begun contract negotiations, and The Fourth Period adds a little more context to the story today:

It should be noted that while a deal is not yet imminent, contract talks are well underway, and the lines of communications are open between the Red Wings and Mantha’s agent Pat Brisson.

It’s unclear what type of contract Mantha is looking for, how high of an AAV, but the Wings appear to be interested in a longer-term deal as the 20th overall selection in the 2013 NHL Draft is one-year away from being eligible for unrestricted free agency.

In 43 games with Red Wings this season, Mantha registered 16 goals and 22 assists for 38 points.

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