SourceA source close to the Florida Panthers front office told the Palm Beach Post that the team has made captain Olli Jokinen a four-year, $16 million offer and are waiting for a response.
The deal would make Jokinen, who is making $2.5 million US this season, the highest-paid player on the team, although a long-term deal has not been reached with goaltender Roberto Luongo.
Jokinen's agent, Mark Gandler could not be reached for comment by the Post.
Jokinen, 26, can become an unrestricted free agent July 1 and has been the subject of trade rumours over the last few weeks.
He leads the team in almost every offensive category, is 15th in the NHL in scoring with 56 points, and is on pace to join Pavel Bure as the only Panthers to average more than a point per game in a season.
Jokinen has said he would like to get a deal done by the Olympic break or by the March 9 trade deadline.
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