Auston Matthews' agent, Judd Moldaver, will be in Toronto this week, likely to continue contract talks with the Maple Leafs, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun.
There is still work to be done on an extension but they seem to be gaining momentum according to LeBrun.
Earlier this week, LeBrun reported that the extension would most likely be for five or six years.
"I think it's just letting Kyle (Dubas) and management handle that with my agent and find something that works. There's no secret there's a cap so trying to find something that works for both sides and obviously helps us out with that whole situation. So, I'll leave it to them and I'll just continue to play hockey and once it's done it's done and then that will be it and move on," Matthews said after the Leafs' 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.
Matthews also wants to keep the Leafs' young core together for as long as possible.
"We got a lot of great players on this team, a lot of young guys, a solid core so we want to be a great team and a team that makes this city proud and obviously accomplishes our ultimate goal for a long time so obviously keeping that core in tact is a big part of that," he said.
Matthews, selected first overall in the 2016 NHL Draft, has 22 goals and 45 points through 36 games this season. He missed a month of action earlier this year due to a separated shoulder.
Through 180 career games, the 21-year-old has 96 goals and 177 points.