Senators Rumors: Latest On Shane Pinto Contract Talks

According to Bruce Garrioch of Postmedia, the Ottawa Senators and Shane Pinto are hopeful that a new contract can be finalized before the start of the season, they are currently not close on an agreement. 

Pinto is understandably looking for a raise, as his play truly warrants one. In 82 games this past season with the Senators, he posted 20 goals to go along with 35 points. Overall, it was a strong first full season for the New York native. Yet, the Senators' limited cap space is making things tougher to get a deal done. 

The Senators and Pinto may be in a situation where they eventually settle on a one-year deal. This, in turn, would make Pinto's salary for the season likely lower than expected.

We will need to wait and see if the Senators and Pinto can start to make progress on his next deal. The clock is ticking, as the regular season is just one month away.

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