Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reported on the NHL Network today that he believes the Calgary Flames are still hoping to re-sign forward Elias Lindholm. The Flames have seen an exodus of players in recent seasons as they’ve watched multiple star players walk out the door, now they are just a year away from watching some more assets move on. Friedman feels that the Flames view Lindholm as a key piece moving forward and have prioritized getting a deal done with him.

What that deal would look like is anyone’s guess, however, Friedman makes several calculated guesses in the interview. He states that he’s long seen an extension for Lindholm in the $8MM to $8.5MM range, but given the predicament that Calgary is in, he wonders if the Flames will need to go closer to $9MM to get an extension done with the 28-year-old.