Report: Blue Jackets interested in Ryan Callahan, future to be decided prior to Olympics

by Feb 1, 8:09 AM

In light of an earlier report suggesting the New York Rangers have allowed one team to speak to Ryan Callahan's agent, Pierre LeBrun offers a specific team that may be interested in trading for the 28-year old.

Any deal between the two teams would mark the third major transaction in recent years.

  • July 23, 2012: Columbus traded Rick Nash, Steven Delisle and a conditional third round pick in 2013 for Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, Tim Erixon and a 2013 1st round pick.
  • April 3, 2013: New York traded Marian Gaborik, Blake Parlett and Steve Delisle for Derick Brassard, Derek Dorsett, John Moore and a 2014 sixth round pick.

Callahan saw 18:44 of ice time in Friday's 4-1 win over the New York Islanders, registering one assist and four shots on goal.

According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Rangers general manager Glen Sather wants a resolution (contract extension or trade) prior to the Olympic break: "The Rangers want the situation resolved before the captain travels to Sochi, Russia, to play for Team USA and risks injury in The Games."