Report: Negotiations stalled between Bobrovsky, Jackets

Kirk Irwin / Getty Images Sport / Getty

The Columbus Blue Jackets and star goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky have not actively negotiated for some time now, and initial discussions were far apart, sources told Aaron Portzline of The Athletic.

Bobrovsky is heading into the final year of his contract, which carries a cap hit of $7.425 million. He will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2019.

It's widely assumed the two-time Vezina Trophy winner is seeking "Carey Price money," Portzline notes. Price signed an eight-year, $84-million extension last summer.

Bobrovsky, who will be 30 years old in September, posted a .921 save percentage and a 2.42 goals-against-average in 65 games last season.

Report: Negotiations stalled between Bobrovsky, Jackets
  Got something to say? Leave a comment below!


Daily Newsletter

Get the latest trending sports news daily in your inbox