DENVER, CO - MARCH 22: Milan Hejduk #23 of the Colorado Avalanche skates against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Pepsi Center on March 22, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. Hejduk scored the game winning goal as the Avalanche defeated the Blue Jackets 5-4 in an overtime shootout. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Will the Avalanche and Milan Hejduk be able to work out a new contract?
Colorado Avalanche forward Milan Hejduk will become an unrestricted free agent on the first of July, but he'd like to stay with the Avs if at all possible. According to the Post's Adrian Dater, Hejduk and the Avalanche have been talking about a new contract, though nothing has come of that just yet.
Hejduk is coming off the least productive season of his career (in terms of points).
Hejduk, the Avs’ 36-year-old captain who suffered through a terrible second half, would like to return for another season. If not with the Avs – which is his overwhelming preference – I’m told there is a chance he’d consider, gulp, signing with another team when/if he becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1.
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