Dan Boyle’s agent on Tuesday confirmed that there have been discussions with the Sharks about a potential contract extension for the veteran defenseman.
Boyle has one year remaining on his current deal paying him $6.67 million in 2013-14.
According to Boyle’s agent George Bazos Boyle has expressed his desire to remain in San Jose and thinks he can be an effective player through the age of 40. That would suggest that Boyle who turned 37 on July 12 is seeking a two or three-year extension. Bazos didn’t rule out that something could get done before the start of the season but talks have not been extensive to this point.
On July 30 when asked about the status of Boyle Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton who are all pending unrestricted free agents in 2014 Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said: “We don’t talk about negotiations publicly. Have we had discussions with [them]? Yes. Will we have discussions going forward? The answer is yes.”
Despite his advancing age Boyle could still com...