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INSIDER GIVES PRECISE SALARY THAT STARS' FORWARD JASON ROBERTSON IS LOOKING FOR

SEP 29, 2022  (16H46)      COLTON PANKIW
Despite training camps already being underway, the Dallas Stars are without their best player in Jason Robertson, who remains a restricted free agent.

The good news for Stars fans is that the two sides are said to be talking with one another on a daily basis, though they have not yet found common ground on a deal. One reason for that, though few have brought it up, is a lack of cap space.

The Stars currently have just over $6.3 million in available cap. That is a good amount, though not enough to sign Robertson. In fact, it may not be even close, as NHL insider Kevin Weekes mentioned in a tweet on Thursday morning that he believes the minimum salary to get a deal done for the 23-year-old is $8.4 million. This means that if the Stars are keen on getting something worked out, they would need to make a trade prior to the start of the season to be cap compliant.

From Robertson's perspective, $8.4 million per year seems more than reasonable. He has been incredible over his two NHL seasons, notching 125 points in just 128 games. He is a star talent and one who hasn't come close to reaching his potential just yet. Given his talent level, one would think a deal will get done prior to the start of the 2022-23 season, but that remains to be seen at this point.


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