Everything as per the forecasts which, by the way, confirm very low temperatures in Bering, and persistence of low temperatures over Barents as well, where there's space for major extension increase after persisting conditions favourable to compaction in the last weeks. What is more, temperatures close to the seasonal average values will persist over much of the arctic for th next 7-10 days (which is a big news, considering the current trend..)
As usual freezing comes with dispersion, amplifying the overall effect. There's a price to pay though, as transportation through the Fram will probably be massive, due to the combination of persisting strong winds and presence of thick ice north of the strait.
Summarising, I don't see 2017 ending up with a record-low maximum, but in the meantime I remain pessimistic about the overall status of arctic ice, considering the massive volume deficit shown by PIOMAS.