The Colorado Avalanche and captain Gabriel Landeskog are struggling to find common ground in contract negotiations with free agency nearing, TSN's Darren Dreger reported during Tuesday's edition of "Insider Trading."

"I'm told the two sides are not even close in their negotiations to extend Landeskog," Dreger said. "The position of the Colorado Avalanche is going to have to change significantly, according to sources, or absolutely Landeskog will go to market."

Dreger added, "(It's) early in the process, there's no doubt about that, but the position on both sides doesn't look very strong right now."

Landeskog is set for unrestricted free agency come July 28 if he doesn't strike a deal with Colorado, which drafted him second overall in 2011.