Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky is sure to bring his Vezina Trophy when contract talks kick up in the coming weeks.
And the Jackets, it seems, are ready to do business.
“We’ll look at all the different options — short-term, long-term, arbitration … who knows?” John Davidson, the club’s president of hockey operations, told the Columbus Dispatch.
“We think we’ll get him signed.”
Earlier this month, the 24-year-old Bobrovsky told Russian media outlet Sport-Express he’s also in talks with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL.
Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen has said he’ll match any NHL offer for Bobrovsky, who’s set to become a restricted free agent next month.
“I’m sure it’s all going to work out. Now is the time to celebrate,” Bobrovsky said of capturing the Vezina.
The Dispatch then asked if he’d look at taking the award back to Russia.
“We’ll see,” Bobrovsky responded.