Two sides still negotiating
Negotiations between Pens GM Ray Shero and J.P. Barry the agent for Sergei Gonchar continued this morning after Gonchar’s camp took the weekend to consider their options.
Sources in Gonchar’s camp tell me this afternoon that there has been “no movement” towards a new deal today. The Penguins I’m told are not showing a willingness to increase their current two year offer.
Negotiations though are expected to continue into tomorrow, Inside Pittsburgh Sports has learned.
Gonchar’s camp has informed the Penguins that they would like to push forward and try to workout a new deal and are not ready to make a decision on testing free agency.
When asked if talks were getting close to breaking off until after July 1, Barry said, “No, still talking.”

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