The NHL’s regular season is right around the corner yet Columbus Blue Jackets forward Josh Anderson remains an unsigned restricted free agent.

According to Sportsnet’s John Shannon, this has resulted in the Burlington, Ont., native’s representatives reaching out to Hockey Canada to inquire about the possibility of Anderson donning the red and white maple leaf at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics.

Anderson scored 17 goals and added 13 assists last year in his first full season with the Blue Jackets, but he and his agent, Darren Ferris, are finding it difficult coming to terms on a new deal with the team that selected him in the fourth round of the 2012 draft.