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from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers at the Columbus Dispatch,

Q: You’re still without a contract, an unrestricted free agent. What’s the outlook for you heading into 2009-10?

A: I’m like a lot of guys around the league, waiting for that right opportunity. It’s frustrating, obviously. We’d like to be settled. We’d like to know where we’re going to be at this point, but there’s no sense rushing into situations.

Q: Do you have offers on the table right now?

A: There’s a lot of things that have to take place. Other moves that have to go down before they open up.

Q: Any regrets about not signing here when the Blue Jackets were talking to you in late June, before free agency?

A: We stressed over and over the fact that we wanted to be here. There were a lot of issues: that we were part of the community, that we had friends outside the game, that I knew my role in the dressing room and on the ice. Those things ... I don’t know how many times I said I wanted to be here. That part about it is frustrating….

more including some NHLPA talk…

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