Ryan O'Reilly's agent, Mark Guy has engaged in talks with the Colorado Avalanche about a possible contract for his client.
O'Reilly is a restricted free agent and is expected to stay in the KHL until he signs with Colorado. That means that he might miss the start of training camp if the talks don't go smoothly. There might be a significant gap between what the Avalanche are offering and O'Reilly feels he's worth, given that he enjoyed a 55-point breakout campaign in 2011-12. If the Avalanche are worried he might regress, they'll be reluctant to pay him in accordance with his 2011-12 performance.