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

Ian McLaren

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."