Hartnell wants an extension with Flyers


After a career year in which he scored 37 goals and 67 points, Scott Hartnell is hoping for a phone call from the Flyers, saying they want to re-up on his contract.

Hartnells six-year, 25.2 million deal he signed with the Flyers when he came over from Nashville in 2008 expires after next season.

Scott would welcome coming back; he loves it in Philadelphia, his agent, Matt Oates, said. But we havent had any contact with the Flyers just yet.

The Flyers usually re-open talks with players they want to re-sign a year out.

A source said the club would probably be doing just that some time soon with Hartnell.

However, the uncertainty of both the expiring CBA and the start of next season likely changes whether teams re-up now or wait until after a new deal is reached with the league.

An 11-year veteran, Hartnells cap hit is currently 4.2 million. He has been a constant on the Flyers' most productive line the last three seasons, first with Danny Briere and Ville Leino and last year with Claude Giroux and Jaromir Jagr.

E-mail Tim Panaccio at tpanotch@comcast.net

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