Report: Contract talks between Avalanche and O'Reilly stall; likely headed to arbitration

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Contract talks between the Colorado Avalanche and restricted free agent winger Ryan O'Reilly have reportedly stalled, and it looks as though the two sides are headed to arbitration, according to The Denver Posts' Adrian Dater

Since the Avalanche chose to take O'Reilly to arbitration, the 23-year-old will have the luxury of choosing between a one-year or two-year deal following the arbiter's decision.

O'Reilly, who led the Avalanche in goals with 28 last season, has a checkered history with the organization, playing a pair of games in the KHL after the start of the lockout-shortened campaign in 2013 when the two sides couldn't come to a contract agreement.

Following his holdout in the KHL, O'Reilly signed a two-year, $10-million offer sheet with the Calgary Flames, a deal the Avalanche matched almost immediately.

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