Report: Jackets’ RFA Bobrovsky talking to KHL

The Blue Jackets are reportedly shopping goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky.

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky’s incredible contract year has given him options as he faces restricted free agency this summer.

The Jackets’ 2012-13 Vezina Trophy nominee is negotiating with both Columbus and SKA Saint Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League, according to a report Friday from Slava Malamud of Russian daily Sport-Express:

Bobrovsky is coming off a three-year deal with the Jackets that paid him just $1.75 million per season. But his performance this year is cause for a significant raise. He elevated Columbus out of the NHL basement with a 21-11-6 record, .932 save percentage, 2.00 goals-against average and four shoutouts.

The 24-year-old native of Novokuznetsk, Russia, played superbly for SKA during the lockout. In 24 games overseas, he went a remarkable 18-3-2 with four shutouts.