The Philadelphia Flyers will hold off on negotiating a new contract for Claude Giroux until the 2021-22 campaign ends.

"I've had good conversations with Claude and with Pat Brisson, his agent, and at this point our plan is to play the season out and we'll talk at the end of (it)," Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher said Thursday.

"I think we're both comfortable with that," Fletcher added. "Claude's our captain, he's a great player, and I anticipate that we'll find a way to continue that relationship going forward, but right now I think what we'll do is we'll just get through the season and we'll look at the situation and see where he's at, see where we're at, and we'll do what's best for everybody."