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Blue Jackets: Contract talks going nowhere, Andersons agent says

Blue Jackets: Contract talks going nowhere, Andersons agent says
Published On: Fri, Sep 15
Apr 9, 2016; Columbus, OH, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. The Blue Jackets won 5-4 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Contract talks between the Blue Jackets and restricted free agent Josh Anderson have stopped and all previous offers are now off the table, Andersons agent told The Dispatch.

They arent going; the talks have stopped, Darren Ferris said. Nothing is really happening, and now hes evaluating his options.

In his first full NHL season, Anderson scored 17 goals " all at even strength, third-best on the Blue Jackets " and added 12 assists in 78 games.

He entered the offseason without a contract, and the Blue Jackets front office has maintained that they planned on him being present for the start of camp.

Friday, the Blue Jackets are going through on-ice testing at Nationwide Arena. Andersons group skated without him for roughly an hour-long session that began at 10:15 a.m. Players underwent medical testing Thursday and will take part in scrimmages and other drills Saturday in advance of Tuesdays preseason opener at home against Chicago.

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