A story on the Danish website, TV2Sport.dk reports that the Islanders are close to re-signing Frans Nielsen. Nielsen has a cap hit of $525,000 this year and is slated to become an UFA on July 1. Here’s the Google translation of the important parts of the article:
New York Islanders are in negotiations with Frans Nielsen to a new contract for the Danish center that has a contract expiring after the season.
Although Frans Nielsen probably has a good opportunity to get to a team that has more chances to come out on top in the NHL than his current team, so is Frans Nielsen initially committed to finding a solution to continue at New York Islanders.
– There has for some time been negotiating with New York Islanders for an extension. Francis has after all been six years in the Islanders, so there is an ongoing dialogue between Francis and the Islanders. And then we will see what comes out of it, says Frans Nielsen’s agent, Bjarne Madsen for tv2sport.dk.