According to TSN of Canada, the 2011 Calder Trophy winner is expected to be
the beneficiary of a six-year deal worth over $34 million.
Skinner posted 20 goals and 44 points for Carolina last year, missing 16 games
mid-season due to a concussion.
Carolina general manager Jim Rutherford posted the following on his Twitter
account late Tuesday: 'It looks like we are going to be able to get Jeff
Skinner tied up for a number of years. Exciting news for our franchise.'
The 20-year-old Ontario native has totaled 51 goals and 107 points in 146
games over his first two NHL campaigns.