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Reports: Predators Sign Juuse Saros to 8-year, $7.74 million AAV Extension

May 3, 2024; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; during the second period in game six of the first round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY SportsNashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74) blocks the puck against the Vancouver Canucks

Per reports from Elliotte Friedman and Chris Johnston, the Nashville Predators have signed goaltender Juuse Saros to a 8-year extension – at $7.74 million per year.

The deal cannot become official until Monday (July 1st) – the start of the new league year, but reportedly the deal with the young netminder is done and will take effect starting in the 2025-26 season. Saros is entering the final year of the 4-year, $5 million AAV deal that he signed under former General Manager David Poile in 2021.

Update: Per Frank Seravalli, the Predators plan to keep goaltender and former first-round pick Yaroslav Askarov in Milwaukee next season – so it appears for now that Askarov will not be dealt this offseason.

Update: Chris Johnston is now reporting that the deal will be 8 years, $7.74 million per year.

Stay tuned to On The Forecheck for more as news develops.

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