Report: New contract between Kings, center Anze Kopitar ‘far from done’

Wednesday January 13th, 2016

On Monday, Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar scorched the Detroit Red Wings for four points in a 4–2 win. But it doesn’t look as if that incredible performance is translating into a new contract for the 28-year-old.

TSN’s Darren Dreger reported Tuesday night that a contract extension for the could-be UFA is “far from done.” Dreger went on to report that “there are components to this extension that have been agreed to, but there are also a number of pieces that they haven't signed off on—to the point, I'm told now, that it's almost at an impasse."

It had previously been reported by TSN’s Pierre LeBrun that a deal was “very close,” but that doesn’t appear to be the case now. 

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Regardless, Kopitar is doing everything he can on the ice to prove his case. He’s been on a tear as of late, with 15 points through his last nine games and 35 on the season. 

Los Angeles next plays the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.

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