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

Ian McLaren
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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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