Jason Robertson absent from the Stars camp

Jason Robertson absent from Star camp

BETTING À DAY

Still without a contract for the next season, Dallas Stars forward Jason Robertson will not be present when his team opens training camp on Thursday.&nbsp ;

The Texas organization is however optimistic that they will soon agree on the terms of a new pact with the 23-year-old athlete, so that he will join his teammates.

“We have had constant negotiations over the past few weeks, but unfortunately he will not be present, explained the general manager of the Stars Jim Nill, Wednesday, at a press conference, his remarks were taken up by the website. of the National League. We are open [to a long-term agreement or a transition contract], but other than that, I don't want to reveal anything. I will not negotiate through the media. We had good discussions. It's a difficult situation, no matter who's missing at camp, so we're crossing our fingers that it will be resolved quickly.”

Another reason it's a priority for the Stars to find common ground with their young forward is the fact that all players will need to acclimate to new head coach Peter DeBoer. The latter was hired on June 21, almost a month after Rick Bowness resigned from these functions.

“I stayed up at night because I was too excited about the idea of to coach Jason Robertson, a 40-plus goal scorer, but he's not here, DeBoer admitted. Until he shows up, I can't expend any energy on it.”

“[Robertson] is disappointed not to be at camp. So are we, Nill added. It is important for a young player and a new group of coaches. We have the advantage of benefiting from a little time. We want him to be here as soon as possible.”

Robertson has truly established himself as one of the future stars of the Bettman Tour since making his 125 points in 128 games. He even surpassed the average of a point per game in 2021-2022, blacking the score sheet 79 times in 74 games.