Contract talks between the Buffalo Sabres and defenseman Tyler Myers are indeed moving forward, but a deal between the sides will not be announced today, The Buffalo News has learned.
Myers, entering the final season of his three-year, entry-level deal, is nearing an extension. TSN's Bob McKenzie reported today the deal will be for six years and approximately $33 million.
A source told The News the sides are talking and the conversations are "going in that direction" toward an extension, but nothing is expected to be finalized today.
Myers, who is expected to embrace an even bigger role with the team during his third full season, finished last year with 10 goals and 37 points. He is set to earn $1.3 million in the final year of his opening deal.