Wednesday saw a new edition of TSN’s Insider Trading released, and it included a note about two Columbus Blue Jackets continuing to draw trade interest around the league.
Darren Dreger picked up the thread.
“I’m told that Jarmo Kekalainen, the general of the Blue Jackets, continues to get trade calls with interest on Artemi Panarin,” relayed Dreger. “He has no interest in trading him. His principal point of interest is trying to convince him to re-sign - likewise for Sergei Bobrovsky.
“But doesn’t sound like the mood has changed for Panarin, that he wants a market change, so this is story we’re going to continue to follow for months, I’m sure.”
Panarin is in the second season of a two-year, $12 million contract, and can become an unrestricted free agent in July.
Bobrovsky is in the final campaign of his four-year contract, with a cap hit of $7.425 million and a no-move clause as part of that pact.
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