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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Columbus Blue Jackets signed defenseman Ryan Murray to a two-year, $5.65 million contract extension Thursday.

The 22-year-old Murray has four goals and 13 assists in 55 games this season, his third with Columbus. He was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 draft.

"Ryan Murray is a talented, smart player who has been a very steady performer on our blue line and we are extremely happy to have this deal completed," general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said in a statement. "Ryan has earned more ice time, showed steady improvement and contributed in all situations for us throughout the season. We look forward to his continued growth and development with our club."

Murray would have been a restricted free agent this summer.

   COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A Columbus development group plans to stop pushing a request for the state to help pay $5 million to build a practice facility for the Cleveland Browns at Ohio State University so the team can move its summer training camp.
 
   The idea has drawn backlash in Cleveland.
 
   In a column for The Columbus Dispatch, the Columbus Partnership's leader says planners envisioned a multiuse facility under a request meant to be collaborative, not pitting Columbus against another Ohio community. Group president and CEO Alex Fischer says the funding request was misunderstood and will be removed from its list of priorities given to legislative leaders.
 
   The Browns have said they'll conduct the 2016 training camp at their Berea facility but confirmed plans to eventually have camp at a new facility in Columbus.

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