"It's a little bit awkward and I was just really happy to get the deal done before that meeting began," he said. "You hear stories of things like that and it's no coincidence that only what, 5% actually go through with the meeting. I was happy to avoid that."
"Guys have been playing really well from top to bottom," Aston-Reese said. "(The third line) has been firing. (The fourth line) has been playing really well. That's not a decision I'm going to have to make. It's going to be a tough one for the coaches."