Dec 19, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Vancouver Canucks center Mike Santorelli (25) skates against the Dallas Stars during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Dallas Stars defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

No Contract Talks Between Mike Santorelli and the Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver Canucks forward Mike Santorelli has had a breakout 2013-14 campaign so far and has been a key member of the team on a bargain one-year, $550,000 contract.

He is set to be an unrestricted free agent on July 1st and will surely at least triple his salary on the open market.

Now that we are into the new year, teams are now allowed to extend players that are on one-year contracts. However, the Canucks have not held any contract talks with Santorelli, according to CBC’s Elliotte Friedman.

Asked him last week in Los Angeles if there had been any conversation, but he said no (Teams and players were allowed to talk, but not sign until New Year’s).

It appears the Canucks are taking a wait and see approach with the 28-year-old forward. Santorelli has cooled down a little bit, scoring only one goal in the last 12 games. He has zero points in the last four games and is a minus-7.

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