Contract talks between the Blue Jackets and restricted free agent Josh Anderson have stopped and all previous offers are now off the table, Anderson’s agent told The Dispatch. “They aren’t going; the talks have stopped,” Darren Ferris said. “Nothing is really happening, and now he’s 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. Anderson’s 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 Tuesday’s preseason opener at home against Chicago.
Blue Jackets: Contract talks going nowhere, Anderson’s agent says
Columbus Dispatch | Sep 15