Steven Stamkos has revealed he is disappointed the Tampa Bay Lightning haven't engaged in extension talks with free agency looming in 2024.
Stamkos is entering the final season of an eight-year, $68 million contract.
"To be honest, I've been disappointed in the lack of talk in that regard. It was something that I expressed at the end of last year -- that I wanted to get something done before training camp started. There haven't been any conversations," Stamkos said Wednesday. "I'm ready whenever. I guess that was something that I didn't see coming. But it is what it is."
Stamkos was a part of two Stanley Cup championship seasons and had 84 points in 81 games in 2022-23.