According to islanderspointblank.com a Danish website is reporting that the Isles are close to an extension with center Frans Nielsen.
Nielsen who has a cap hit of $525,000 this season is set to become a free agent at years end. After making this very generous cap hit for the last few years its fair to assume Nielsen is going to want a raise. Just how much is the question?
If I am Garth Snow, I try to lock Nielsen up to a multi year deal (3-5 years) worth 1.5-2 million per year. It gives him the sizeable raise he deserves, and it keeps one of the better two way players in the game on LI.
It should be interesting to see how this pans out! If you remember last season, this was the time of year Garth handed out his extensions to Jurcina, Moulson, and PA.