The top unsigned player in the NHL is forward Jamie Benn, and he wasnít at the opening of Dallas Stars camp Sunday.
The restricted free agent was second in team scoring last season with 63 points (26-37) in 71 games and a pillar the Stars were building around.
But the deal has to make sense for both sides, and it doesnít yet.
"Iím optimistic that weíll have him back on the team, but it wonít be today," Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk told ESPN.com on Sunday morning. "Weíll focus on the guys we have here because itís a short camp and we need to get ready. But in the meantime, certainly weíll keep working away at trying to get Jamie re-signed."