Report: Contract talks between Blue Jackets, Johansen are as 'chilly as ever'


As the calendar approaches September, it appears the Columbus Blue Jackets and restricted free agent center Ryan Johansen are no closer to coming to terms on a new contract.

The two sides have been at a stalemate for weeks, with the club looking to sign a short, bridge-type contract, and the player looking for a long-term deal after a breakout 2013-14 season.

As Aaron Portzline notes, there remains one month until training camp, which can either be seen as plenty of time to get a deal done, or a clock counting down to a holdout situation.

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