The Columbus Blue Jackets are nearing a contract extension with restricted free agent goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN on Sunday afternoon.
Bobrovsky is believed to be looking for a substantial raise following an impressive showing in the truncated 48-game 2013 season, which culminated in the 24-year-old goaltender winning the Vezina Trophy as the league's best at the position.
LeBrun's report comes in contrast to one from Darren Dreger of TSN, which stated that the Blue Jackets were listening to offers for Bobrovsky's services as the two sides seemingly failed to find common ground on an extension. Dreger reports that he is looking to earn an annual average salary of $6 million per season.
According to a foreign language report, Bobrovsky has received an offer from Russia's Kontinental Hockey League that would pay him $10 million annually. It is widely believed that he wants to remain in the NHL.
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