Florida Panthers Rumors: Sam Reinhart Opens Up About Expiring Contract

Florida Panthers forward Sam Reinhart is entering the final season of his contract and is eligible for unrestricted free agency next summer. However, while speaking with reporters, Reinhart made it clear that he wishes to stay with the Panthers past this season.

While speaking about his expiring contract, Reinhart had this to say: "It is not something I stress over or lose sleep over too much. They know I want to be here, I know they want me here."

Reinhart's transparency is nice to see, and it seems quite possible that the team and the player can get a new contract finalized before next summer. He has emerged as a key forward in their group, so they should be looking to keep him around.

We will need to wait and see if the Panthers and Reinhart get something done soon. If they do, expect the skilled forward to get a nice raise.

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