Milan Hejduk Contract: Forward, Avalanche Talking About New Deal

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.

Related: Avalanche Final Grade 2012: Milan Hejduk

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.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more in-depth coverage, visit Avalanche blog Mile High Hockey. And for more news and notes from around the NHL, head over to SB Nation's hockey news hub.

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