Blue Jackets Rumors & News

  • Blue Jackets beat Devils 2-1

    The Cannon "First Period - Cory Schneider absolutely robbed Cam Atkinson twice in a row three and a half minutes in—once on a dot-to-dot one-timer shot—and the first thoughts of "Oh no, not this kind of night—began to creep in. - Stephen Gionta’s stick went high at 6:25 for the game’s first power play...." November 26

  • Johansen calls trade rumblings ‘weird,’ says relationship with Torts is ‘great’

    Pro Hockey Talk "One day after reports surfaced of Ryan Johansen being at the center of trade talks, all parties involved from Columbus did what they’re supposed to do — downplay the situation. You can read the denials in full over at the Dispatch, but here’s the gist: — Johansen said the rumors were “weird”..." November 26

  • Blue Jackets' Johansen 'softly in play' on trade market

    The Score "The Columbus Blue Jackets may be ready to part with one of their top young players. Ryan Johansen is "softly in play" on the trade market, Darren Dreger reports on TSN's "Insider Trading." "That doesn't mean that Jarmo Kekalainen, the general manager of the Blue Jackets, is calling teams and..." November 25

  • A brief history of the NHL pretending to fix scoring

    ESPN "The 1992-93 season is often seen as being among the best ever. Mario Lemieux beat cancer and had 160 points in 60 games. Teemu Selanne obliterated the rookie scoring record with 76 goals. A new wave of Russian stars such as Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Mogilny and Pavel Bure was dazzling fans. And..." November 24

  • Blue Jackets activate centers Brandon Dubinsky and Alexander Wennberg off injured reserve "The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated centers Brandon Dubinsky and Alexander Wennberg off Injured Reserve and placed right wing Rene Bourque and defenseman Cody Goloubef on Injured Reserve, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Dubinsky, 29, who missed the last six games..." November 24

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "Combine lots of playoff hockey and a cash-rich arena with the National Hockey League’s biggest market and you get the sport’s most valuable franchise. For the first time since 2004 the New York Rangers are the most valuable team TISI +% in the NHL, worth $1.2 billion. The Rangers generated the..." November 24

  • Sharks knock off Columbus to complete 6-0 trip, first in franchise history

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks coach Pete DeBoer had never been a part of something like this. Neither had Joel Ward, Joe Pavelski nor anyone else who has been on a trip with the Sharks over the last quarter-century. Pavelski, Brent Burns and Brenden Dillon all scored in a span of 7:02 in the third period as the..." November 23

  • Report: NHL moving closer to testing players for cocaine

    Sportsnet "According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, The NHL could very well expand their current drug testing to include cocaine by the end of this season. Cocaine use among NHL players has been brought up several times in the past year. New York Rangers forward Jarret Stoll, then a member of the Los..." November 23

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    Aaron Portzline @Aportzline

    #CBJ Fedor Tyutin and Cody Goloubef both have upper body injuries. Neither will return tonight vs. #Preds. #CBJ down to four defensemen

  • Blue Jackets shutout Preds

    Columbus Dispatch "A few minutes before the Blue Jackets came out for the second period on Friday night against the Nashville Predators, coach John Tortorella walked out of the training room and into the dressing room with a sobering message. The Blue Jackets, playing their second game in 24 hours, would have to..." November 21

  • NHL reportedly will add regular season bye weeks for each team beginning in 2016

    SB Nation "The NHL is taking a page from the NFL's playbook next season, as the league has reportedly agreed with the NHL Players Association to install bye weeks for every team in the 2016-17 schedule. Each club will receive a week off between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season, according to ESPN reporter..." November 21

  • Sens shut out Blue Jackets, but lose Bobby Ryan late in third period

    Ottawa Sun "This victory may have come with a heavy price attached. The captain helped steer the Senators in the right direction with a three-point effort Thursday night at the Canadian Tire Centre and goaltender Craig Anderson stopped them all for his 30th career shutout in a 3-0 victory over the Columbus..." November 20

  • NHL players were 'uncomfortable' with All-Star fantasy draft

    The Score "With the NHL announcing its surprising new format for the 2016 All-Star Game, involving a 3-on-3 mini-tournament, Mathieu Schneider of the NHLPA discussed what went wrong with the fantasy draft format used at the last three All-Star Games. "I think the concept was neat. In the beginning," said..." November 20

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    The league will fit the 5-day bye break into schedules for each team between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season...

  • New format for Honda NHL All-Star Game announced "The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be transformed into a 3-on-3 All-Star Tournament among the NHL's most talented star players from each division, the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today. The new format will divide the..." November 19

  • Blue Jackets gut out a 3-1 win over St. Louis

    The Cannon "First Period - Not a ton of notable action until St. Louis found the scoreboard 7:36 into the game. The Blues worked their way to a loose puck deep in the zone and Kevin Shattenkirk slapped one past Sergei Bobrovsky. Hey, remember a few days ago when John Tortorella wanted to bench Ryan Murray?..." November 18

  • NHL All-Star Game to comprise 3 20-minute, 3-on-3 games

    ESPN "Changes are indeed afoot for January's NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. How about three mini-games for the price of one? This year's All-Star Game will be three separate 20-minute, 3-on-3 games resulting from a four-team mini-playoff, sources confirmed to..." November 18

  • Gary Bettman earned $9.6 million in season that followed lockout

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman reportedly earned more than $9.6 million in base salary and benefits in the season that followed the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign, according to the Sports Business Journal. Bettman's earnings represented an $800,000 raise from the previous year, in which he..." November 17

  • BlueJackets get first win at home against Coyotes

    Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets finally won a home game, jumping on the Arizona Coyotes early and pulling away late for a 5-2 win before 13,072 in Nationwide Arena. The Jackets had lost their first six home games, and were the last NHL team to win at home this season. “It hangs over your head,” Blue Jackets..." November 15

  • Injured Dubinsky To Miss 2-3 Weeks

    Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky has been placed on injured reserve and will miss two to three weeks because of an elbow injury, Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said this afternoon. It is unclear when or how the injury occurred. Dubinsky appeared ready and able to play in a 2-1 win over..." November 15

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    NHL Blue Jackets @BlueJacketsNHL

    #CBJ have added Kerby Rychel to the roster on emergency recall from @monstershockey.

  • Blue Jackets kick aside adversity, hold on for win against Penguins

    Columbus Dispatch "Less than one hour before faceoff Friday night, the Blue Jackets learned center Brandon Dubinsky would not be able to play after he was stricken with an upper-body injury. Let’s consider what this meant for the Jackets: On short notice, the club with the worst record in the league would..." November 14

  • Blue Jackets try to avoid panic moves

    Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen returned on Wednesday from the NHL general managers meetings in Toronto. With all those wheelers and dealers in one room … “There was good conversation,” Kekalainen said. “It is so hard to make deals in the league right now, but I think you’re..." November 13

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    Aaron Portzline @Aportzline

    #CBJ C Ryan Johansen held out of practice as precaution. Tortorella said he's got a couple of bumps, bruises. Likely OK vs. #Pens on Friday.

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    Michael Arace @MichaelArace1

    Torts called out his captain for missing an open-netter in 3rd: We need a big play out of him. He had a couple of chances to score. ...

  • Markstrom marvelous as Canucks beat Blue Jackets 5-3

    Vancouver Sun "Jacob Markstrom finally got a chance to play Tuesday night. He made the wait worth it. Markstrom was spectacular in his season debut, making 42 saves in leading the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. Twenty-two of those saves came in a..." November 11

  • NHL considering bigger nets if it can’t shrink goalie gear

    Yahoo! Sports "David Poile sees it as a goalie-sized panic button. “The subject that no one wants to go to right now. The last resort,” said the Nashville Predators general manager. “The bigger nets.” Through 215 games, the NHL is averaging 5.26 goals per game played. Last season ended with a 5.32..." November 11

  • Are bigger nets the right answer for the NHL?

    Puck Drunk Love "After some pretty significant rule changes in the NHL it seems like changing the rulebook is the topic du jour around the league. Everyone has an opinion about how the league should be run but the most headway is being made when trying to change the rules. The most recent topic discussed is..." November 10

  • Report: NHL won't vote on expansion at Board of Governors

    Yardbarker "It looks like the wait for the final decision on NHL expansion is going to continue. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Monday that the matter of adding new teams to the NHL will not be voted on at the up-coming Board of Governors meeting, Dan Rosen of reported: “Commissioner..." November 10

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    Tracey Myers @TramyersCSN

    Q said Anisimov's lower-body injury isn't serious. Could play on Sunday. #Blackhawks

  • Jackets send Rychel back down to AHL… again

    Pro Hockey Talk "Kerby Rychel is the human elevator. On Friday, Rychel made yet another trip to the club’s AHL affiliate in Lake Erie, just two days after being recalled. It was the latest transaction in what’s been a steady stream of them: — On Oct. 3, Rychel was cut from Columbus’ training camp and..." November 07

  • Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry enjoy reunion as Ducks sneak past Blue Jackets

    Orange County Register "It was back in training camp where the original plan was to see if putting Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry on different lines could give the Ducks a different look to throw at teams. Putting that plan in storage with mothballs should be the only option right now. Minus his appendix after..." November 07

  • Blue Jackets beat Kings 3-2

    Columbus Dispatch "It was not always pretty. But the only thing the Blue Jackets need less than moral victories right now are style points. The Blue Jackets traded blows with the Los Angeles Kings, went a long stretch without so much as a shot on goal, and endured some nervy moments in the final minute. But..." November 06

  • Blue Jackets recall Kerby Rychel from Lake Erie (AHL), place David Clarkson on injured reserve "The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed right wing David Clarkson on Injured Reserve and recalled left wing Kerby Rychel from the American Hockey League’s Lake Erie Monsters, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Clarkson, 31, will be sidelined at least a week and will be further..." November 04

  • Blue Jackets cage Sharks, 5-2

    The Cannon "It was a game for the Ohio night owls to take in, checking election results in between periods. Here are our tallies of the action in San Jose. FIRST PERIOD John Tortorella trotted out some new lines, with Dubinsky centering Jenner & Saad, Johansen between Calvert & Atkinson, Karlsson..." November 04

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    Aaron Portzline @Aportzline

    #CBJ D Fedor Tyutin back in lineup tonight vs. #SJSharks. Dalton Prout will be a healthy scratch.

  • Ryan Johansen and John Tortorella rift in full bloom

    Puck Drunk Love "It was confirmed by Aaron Portzline that John Tortorella did in fact say that Ryan Johansen was “out of shape” during the course of the first period of Tortorella’s first game behind the bench. It was initially reported by Larry Brooks of the New York Post but it took nearly a week for the news to..." November 02

  • Blue Jackets have to stop to refuel plane when flying out west

    The Score "Here's a weird one, from TSN's Frank Seravalli. The Columbus Blue Jackets flew out to California on Sunday to kick off a three-game road trip beginning Tuesday in San Jose, and they touched down in Salina, Kan., on the way - in order to refuel. Turns out their team-owned plane can't make the..." November 02

  • Jets down worn-out Jackets

    Winnipeg Free Press "If you subscribe to the NHL theory playing on consecutive nights will involve some weariness on Night No. 2, then the Winnipeg Jets used just enough of the textbook Saturday night on how to take advantage. With the Columbus Blue Jackets having lost 2-1 in Washington Friday, the Jets surged out..." November 01

  • Justin Williams gets on the board, and the Caps hold off the Blue Jackets, 2-1

    Washington Post "They were welcomed to Washington as the missing pieces, a boost in skill to the forward corps, perhaps the boost that finally gets the Washington Capitals over the hump in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Friday night’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Verizon Center will be a blip on the radar..." October 31

  • Johansen admits that Torts told him he was out of shape

    Columbus Dispatch "After a two-game absence with a mysterious illness, Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen returns tonight against the Washington Capitals in Verizon Center. This does not figure to be an easy welcome-back game - the Caps are very talented - but there are differing opinions about how tough it will be..." October 30

  • NHL coaches are up to the challenge with new rule allowing them to review goals

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Dan Bylsma is a big supporter of the NHL's decision to introduce coaching challenges this season. It makes no difference to the Buffalo Sabres' first-year coach that the new rule cost his team in its season-opening game. The Sabres became the NHL's second team to have a goal disallowed as a..." October 30

  • Johansen Set To Return Vs. Capitals

    Columbus Dispatch "The strange week of Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen took a turn toward the normal today. The ailing All-Star returned to practice and proclaimed himself ready to return to the lineup on Friday after missing the past two games, the Jackets’ only two wins of the season. “I feel good,”..." October 29

  • Analytics suggest Columbus slide could be temporary "The Columbus Blue Jackets dug themselves an early hole with an eight-game losing streak to open the season. During that stretch, the Blue Jackets were outscored 37-15, fired their coach and bore little resemblance to a team many predicted would be a serious contender for the Stanley Cup..." October 29

  • Third period leads Blue Jackets to 3-1 win over Devils

    The Cannon "The Blue Jackets took their second straight with another strong outing in the third period. First Period - Hoo boy, what a period. New Jersey held an 8-2 shot advantage after the opening 20 minutes and let's leave it at that. - Not the most inspiring first 10 minutes. An accidental goal..." October 28

  • Blue Jackets aiming to have Johansen return Friday vs. Capitals

    The Score "The Columbus Blue Jackets hope Ryan Johansen will be able to return to the lineup Friday versus the Washington Capitals. He'll practice Thursday as the team gears up for the final stop on its four-game road trip before his status for Friday is ultimately determined, general manager Jarmo..." October 28

  • Johansen had heart-rate issue in offseason

    Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen was hospitalized at least once this offseason because of an accelerated heart rate, sources told The Dispatch. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen confirmed the report but said Johansen’s current undisclosed illness is not heart-related. Johansen left the team..." October 26

  • Blue Jackets 4, Avalanche 3

    Columbus Dispatch "Maybe, just maybe, the Blue Jackets found a chunk of their long-missing identity on Saturday night. Center Brandon Dubinsky, the heart and soul of the team, made a key, three-zone play late and scored the winning goal in a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in front 18,007 at the Pepsi..." October 25

  • Blue Jackets' Johansen out vs. Avalanche with illness "The winless Columbus Blue Jackets won't have leading scorer Ryan Johansen when they play the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday at Pepsi Center. Johansen became ill Saturday morning and returned to Columbus on a commercial flight with an assistant trainer for further evaluation. "He just didn't..." October 24

  • Wild hangs on for 3-2 victory over winless Columbus

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "When you’re facing a team that fired its coach the day before and arrived winless for the season, you don’t want to be the first in the NHL to serve up a victory. The Wild, beginning a stretch of seven out of nine games at home, gave its fans a scare during a downright drowsy display in the..." October 23