Representatives for restricted free agent forward David Pastrnak and Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney were expected to resume negotiations for a new contract Friday, Bruins president Cam Neely told the Boston Herald.
"I feel confident we can get something done," Neely said. "I think David has expressed that he loves it here and wants to play here. We want him here as long as it makes sense for us."
The Bruins made an offer of $6 million per season for six or seven seasons earlier this offseason, the Herald reported, but Neely said there has been little activity since.
"I know when [Sweeney and Pastrnak's representatives] talked early on, they had some parameters to work around, some [comparable players] that I think both sides felt were fair at that particular time," Neely said. "So an offer was made, but there really wasn't much dialogue after that. So I think it's kind of pointless for us to negotiate against ourselves."
Pastrnak, 21, had 70 points (34 goals, 36 assists) in 75 games in 2016-17, by far the best of his three NHL seasons. The 25th pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, he has 123 points (59 goals, 64 assists) in 172 NHL games, all with the Bruins.
He completed a three-year, entry-level contract last season that paid him $2.775 million ($925,000 average annual value), according to CapFriendly.com.