Sweeney says contract talks with David Pastrnak are ‘status quo’

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With training camp one week away, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney on Thursday described the contracts talks with forward David Pastrnak as “status quo.”

J.P. [Barry] and I continue to talk and we’ll continue to talk and find a deal at some point and time," Sweeney said of the discussions with Pastrnak’s agent. "There’s no timetable on it and nothing really to expand on, other than the nature of the talks have been ongoing.”

Originally, the Bruins offered the 21-year-old forward $6 million per season for either six or seven years, which team president Cam Neely said was a fair starting point given the market for similar players.