Trevor Zegras Contract Update Is Not Positive

Trevor Zegras remains one of the last—and the biggest name—unsigned thus far among restricted free agents this offseason. And while recent reports suggest that the two sides are trending toward a bridge deal rather than any long-term effort at this point, the latest update, from hockey insider Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, is even less positive than that for Anaheim Ducks fans. 

Young Ducks star Trevor Zegras remains unsigned as camp nears and one source with knowledge of that situation told The Athletic that things were moving slowly on that front. 

Ducks GM Pat Verbeek declined to comment on it, citing his policy not to comment on any contract talks with his team.

The 22-year-old Ducks' star center had another impressive season this past year, posting 23 goals for the second consecutive time while upping his point total to 65. But as of Saturday, he remains unsigned after coming off his 3-year entry-level contract. He didn't have arbitration rights, of course, so doesn't have a lot of leverage. 

The Ducks have plenty of cap space, but as of now, don't seem to feel the urgency to get a deal done, even though camp opens in less than two weeks. 

As of the middle of August, Zegras sounded a bit frustrated. "I feel like it's all kind of up in the air. Obviously, I'd love to get back to play as my teammates get back but that's kind of out of my control at the moment."

He even said he "won't return to Anaheim until he has a new contract," according to reporter Dan Rosen.

With talks "moving slowly", the time is nigh for something to break.