TSN.CA: reports Kyle Turris’ contract standoff with the Phoenix Coyotes may be over, as it is expected the team will announce he’s been re-signed to a two-year deal. Darren Dreger “tweets” the new deal is worth $1.2 million this season and $1.6 million next season, though Turris still has to sign off on the contract.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Dreger earlier also tweeted “trade still prime option”. Not sure if he meant that prior to confirmation the contract was in place or not. Hopefully we’ll get clarification, as that’s bound to generate speculation of this as a “sign-and-trade”. With only a week to go until the deadline to sign a contract or miss the entire season, time was against Turris. The Coyotes management made it clear they’d match any offer sheet, and had no intention of trading him. We’ll see if that also holds true now that he’s under contract.