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Report: Jackets close to re-signing C Letestu

Mar 28, 2013, 3:58 PM EDT

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Mark Letestu is close to re-signing a multi-year contract extension with the Blue Jackets, according to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch.

Letestu is a pending unrestricted free agent.

The 28-year-old center is tied for second in team scoring with seven goals and nine assists (16 points) in 31 games. In addition to providing some much-needed offense, he also spends a good deal of time on the Jackets’ fifth-ranked penalty kill.

Given the scarcity of centers in the NHL, it wouldn’t be surprising to hear the Jackets had been fielding trade inquiries about Letestu.

Those calls, if they were coming, may stop soon though.

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