New deal for Schenn close?

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:56 AM ET

TORONTO - There appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel in the Luke Schenn contract negotiations, and its not an opposing forward bearing down on the Maple Leafs defenceman.

An NHL source indicated on Tuesday that a new contract for Schenn should be done by Friday.

In other words, the expectation is Schenn will be at camp on the first day, when players undergo medicals.

Schenns agent, Don Meehan, and the Leafs have been negotiating on a new pact for several weeks. Two other young NHL defencemen, Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings and Zach Bogosian of the Winnipeg Jets, also are without contracts as the start of training camp approaches.


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