The Calgary Flames and young star Matthew Tkachuk are taking their time when it comes to hammering out a new contract.

The two sides have had general discussions, to date, and negotiations aren’t expected to pick up until later this month, a source close to the situation told TFP.

Tkachuk, 21, is coming off his three-year, entry-level contract and is likely looking to cash in on a big deal after putting up 34 goals and 43 assists for 77 points with the Flames this season.

It’s unclear, though, what type of deal Tkachuk and his camp are seeking.