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RFA Josh Anderson requests trade from Blue Jackets

RFA Josh Anderson requests trade from Blue Jackets
Published On: Thu, Sep 28
Sep 25, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Josh Anderson (53) passes the puck past St. Louis Blues center Jori Lehtera (12) during the third period at Scottrade Center. The Columbus Blue Jackets defeat the St. Louis Blues 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Anderson, who remains unsigned eight days before the Columbus Blue Jackets begin their regular season, has requested a trade from the NHL club, although the club says that has not been conveyed to them.

After the original publication, Columbus GM Jarmo Kekalainen reached out.

This trade request is news to me, he said. And we are not looking to trade Josh Anderson.

This might be an issue of semantics that the idea of a sign-and-trade was broached, but its clear a difficult negotiation has taken its toll.

Anderson is a restricted free agent. On Tuesday, The Athletics Aaron Portzline reported the team and player were as little as $150,000 per year (apart) on a three-year contract " but both sides are standing firm on principle.

An improving player who took a big step last season, Anderson was expected to be an important piece in the teams plans for 2017-18. The Blue Jackets worked hard to avoid exposing him in the NHL Expansion Draft and its believed they rejected Colorados requests to include him in any Matt Duchene trade.

Andersons agent, Darren Ferris, said via text he would not comment.

Ferris has said he would send Anderson to Switzerland to practise with a team there while he waits for a new contract, but, at this time, I dont know if thats going to happen. If the Blue Jackets do decide to make a move, there would be a lot of interest. Teams like what Anderson brings.

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