Update: Nick Kypreos via twitter: Deal expected to be for 12 years and $104.4 million. Salary cap hit of $8.7 million.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The Pittsburgh Penguins and Sidney Crosby are expected to announce the signing of a contract extension on Sunday. The deal is expected be worth over $100 million, with a salary cap hit in the $9 million range.
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Should expect Crosby’s deal to be front-loaded, and will be 12-13 years in length. Bob McKenzie via twitter: Big money will come in the 1st 9 years, final 3 years likely in the $3-4 million range.