Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 6/22/12

DETROIT - JUNE 12: Jordan Staal #11 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates after defeating the Detroit Red Wings by a score of 2-1 to win Game Seven and the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Finals at Joe Louis Arena on June 12, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Penguins center Jordan Staal has turned down a 10-year offer to remain with the team, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported, citing sources. The 23-year-old, entering a final year of a four-year $16 million contract, has told team officials he is willing to sign with the Carolina Hurricanes if the team can organize a trade. Staal would become an unrestricted free-agent at the end of next season if no deal was made. While terms of the 10-year offer were not disclosed, the contract extension was reportedly worth around $60 million. "My only comments will be that Jordan is not prepared to enter into a contract extension at this time," Staal's agent, Paul Krepelka, told the Tribune-Review. Staal's brother Eric is a prospect already playing in the Hurricanes system.
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