from Darren Dreger of TSN,
New York Islanders forward P.A Parenteau wants to focus on helping his team make the playoffs and would prefer to shelve contract negotiations until the end of the season.
Parenteau’s agent, Allan Walsh says he and his client don’t believe it is appropriate to pursue contract discussions at this time, but will listen if the Islanders are eager to negotiate.
“He’s made it very clear from the outset that he’s highly motivated to stay with the New York Islanders,” Walsh told TSN.ca via e-mail. “The Islanders gave him his first real opportunity to thrive in the NHL, he has a fantastic relationship with his teammates, the coaches, Garth Snow and the fans. Most importantly, PA sees the Islanders trending up and believes they will be a contending team for many years to come….”