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Ryan Johansen on Mike Reilly spurning Blue Jackets: 'We didn't want him anyway'

Bruce Hemmelgarn / USA TODAY

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen doesn't seem too broken up that his team missed out on coveted collegiate defenseman Mike Reilly.

Reilly's camp informed the Blue Jackets that he will not sign an entry-level contract with them and will instead become an unrestricted free agent. He's reportedly narrowed his list to two or three teams.

The 21-year-old blue-liner notched 42 points in 39 games in his third season with Minnesota.

Columbus selected Reilly 98th overall in 2011.

Johansen is no stranger to contractual conflicts with the Blue Jackets. He held out in training camp last September before signing a three-year, $12-million deal.

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