Milano accepts qualifying offer from Blue Jackets

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Restricted free agent Sonny Milano will be back with the Columbus Blue Jackets next season after accepting his qualifying offer, the club announced Monday.

The 23-year-old forward's new deal is worth $874,125 and he'll be a pending RFA again next season, according to The Athletic's Aaron Portzline.

He and Colorado Avalanche forward A.J. Greer were both reportedly arrested and charged with assault in connection with a brawl over a New York City club tab last week.

Milano has spent all four of his NHL seasons with the Blue Jackets, but played more of his 2018-19 campaign with their AHL affiliate, the Cleveland Monsters, with whom he produced 24 points in 27 games.

He managed only one point in eight contests with the NHL team this past season after tallying 14 goals in 55 games with Columbus in 2017-18.

The Blue Jackets selected Milano 16th overall in the 2014 draft.

Milano accepts qualifying offer from Blue Jackets
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