The Boston Bruins and David Pastrnak are in talks about getting a contract extension for the Czech forward but there is nothing close as of yet, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. 

Pastrnak, 26, is heading into the final season of a six-year, $40 million with an average annual value of $6.6 million as he is set to become an unrestricted free agent next summer.  

In 2023, the Bruins have eight forwards scheduled to go to free agency, including captain Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci, who returns to the Bruins this season after spending the 2021-22 campaign playing in Czechia. 

Pastrnak is optimistic that an extension will eventually be reached with the Bruins.