Ryan Johansen and the Blue Jackets appear to be $6 million apart on a two-year deal.
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Considering the young franchise is coming off the first playoff appearance in team history, the Columbus Blue Jackets should be eager to get the 2014-15 season underway.
However, when NHL training camps open Thursday, the Blue Jackets could be without a key component of their memorable 2013-14 campaign as centerman Ryan Johansen remains unsigned.
Johansen, a restricted free agent, is taking a hard-line stance to negotiating his next contract, and part of his strategy could include holding out from training camp.