Ryan O'Reilly C COL Jan 31 '13

The Ryan O'Reilly situation appears to still be at a standstill.

O'Reilly is a restricted free agent and the Colorado Avalanche don't seem to have any desire to trade him or give in to his demands. He's not eligible to become an unrestricted free agent until the summer of 2014, so if he wants to play NHL hockey then time is on the Avalanche's side for now. That being said, this situation can't be helping his relationship with the franchise and that's not an inconsequential consideration considering that it wasn't too long ago that the 21-year-old was considered a meaningful part of their rebuilding effort.

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