Artemi Panarin Will Meet With Agent Over All-Star Break To Discuss His Future

By Dan Dukart on December 28, 2018 at 4:21 pm
Artemi Panarin skates with the puck against the Washington Capitals

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Dan Milstein, Artemi Panarin's agent, confirmed that discussions relating to the Russian winger's future will occur during the NHL All-Star break in late January. 

During Friday afternoon's 'Leafs Lunch', Milstein was non-committal but spoke glowingly of Panarin's relationship with his teammates, coaching staff, management and city. 

"Artemi is genuinely happy right now in Columbus," Milstein said on TSN 1050. "He obviously likes the organization.... They're a good young team, they're doing everything right."

It is worth noting that, like many player-agent relationships, Panarin and Milstein speak "on a daily basis covering different topics." Milstein mentioned that Panarin doesn't enjoy discussing business during the season and the All-Star break affords players time away from their current team. 

"We're going to talk about, obviously the team itself, the prospects for the future... we're going to be looking at rosters, looking at teams, looking at his future role that he may have on the team... I just want to be up front that he likes it in Columbus. He's got a very good center and management has been nothing but great to him," Milstein said.

Milstein also said that Sergei Bobrovsky's future with Columbus has no bearing on Panarin's decision, and in "no way are they a package."

"Everybody will have to wait just a little bit longer," Milstein said.

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