(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Talks between the Columbus Blue Jackets and leading scorer Ryan Johansen are clearly at a contentious impasse.
Johansen's agent, Kurt Overhardt, said the young star left Columbus on Wednesday afternoon - a day before the start of training camp.
"(Our) talks (were) indicating that they weren't going to allow the player be present at the facility," Overhardt told The Associated Press. "We just thought it was a good opportunity that he leave town and not be a distraction to his teammates."