Blue Jackets Rumors & News

  • Blue Jackets hang on to beat Flames

    Columbus Dispatch "William Karlsson scored two goals and the Blue Jackets scored their second come-from-behind win in as many nights, beating the Calgary Flames 2-1 on Friday night in Scotiabank Saddledome. Karlsson, now with six goals on the season, scored midway through the second period and early in the third..." February 06

  • Wennberg Seals Comeback

    Columbus Dispatch "There were staccato bursts of offense for both teams, but mostly last night’s gathering between the Blue Jackets and Vancouver Canucks was like watching 3-year-olds finger paint. A lot was happening, but nothing much was accomplished. The Canucks made the mistake of letting the Blue Jackets hang..." February 05

  • Report: Majority of GMs would approve of play-in game for final playoff seeds

    The Score "First the coach's challenge, now a wild-card play-in game? Bob McKenzie reported Wednesday on NBC that 16-of-28 general managers polled would be in favor of the NHL borrowing another idea, and adopting an MLB-style single elimination play-in game to determine the final wild-card seed in each..." February 04

  • Connor McDavid's offence leads Edmonton Oilers in victory over Blue Jackets

    Edmonton Sun "Mobile users join us for the game here. If that’s what Connor McDavid looks like with three months’ worth of rust on him, the rest of the NHL might want to brace itself — this kid is about to get very scary. In his highly anticipated return from a shattered collarbone, McDavid looked like..." February 03

  • John Scott, NHL All-Star Game set ratings record for NBCSN

    Yahoo! Sports "There was no doubt that the perfect storm of The John Scott Phenomenon and the NHL’s reinvigorated 3-on-3 All-Star Game format had provided an uptick in attention for the midseason classic. The only question was if that would actually translate into a spike in viewership as well, or if the..." February 01

  • Scott, Atkinson, Eichel named stars of week "John Scott, the Most Valuable Player of the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson and Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel were announced Monday as the NHL's Three Stars for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 31. Scott was named MVP of the NHL All-Star Game at..." February 01

  • MVP John Scott and new format win praise at NHL All-Star game

    Los Angeles Times "The least likely All-Star was voted the most valuable player of the NHL's first venture into three-on-three play at its midseason showcase, proving that the worst intentions can sometimes have an unimaginably good outcome. A ride that began when enforcer John Scott was jokingly promoted as the..." February 01

  • Tortorella Expected Back After Break

    Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella will resume coaching duties on the other side of the All-Star break, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen told The Dispatch on Saturday. Tortorella, who suffered two broken ribs when he was plowed into by Jackets forward Rene Bourque and fell during an outdoor..." January 31

  • NHL players excited for 3-on-3 All-Star Game

    Tennessean "Few cities fully understand and embody the concept of entertainment like Nashville, which is evident by the flair that exudes from every event that it holds. That inherent flavor is why the Predators, who are hosting their first NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at Bridgestone Arena, wanted to make..." January 30

  • There are barely any good NHL teams and it sucks

    New York Post "Parity? Yes. Good hockey? No. The prevalent idea that permeates down from the NHL offices on Sixth Avenue states having so many teams so closely bunched makes for good entertainment. As the All-Star break has begun, let us clarify that idea: The more teams that have a chance to make the..." January 30

  • Korpisalo is ‘poised’ and ‘confident’ in Jackets’ crease

    Pro Hockey Talk "Joonas Korpisalo didn’t have a dream start to his NHL career. The 21-year-old won just one of his first six games while allowing 20 goals in the process. Just a few weeks ago, head coach John Tortorella said he wasn’t sure if Korpisalo and Anton Forsberg were ready to be in the..." January 28

  • Self-aware NHL all-star John Scott has many in his corner

    Toronto Sun "Midway through the second period, John Scott began to grow antsy. The hulking enforcer, who had been sitting for nearly 15 minutes in a 2-2 game, stood up, shook loose his legs, and looked pleadingly in the direction of the head coach. But it was no use. It was clear Scott’s place was on the..." January 28

  • Blue Jackets easily handle Canadiens

    Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets, plagued by penalties and questionable goaltending for most of the season, turned the tables on the Montreal Canadiens last night in Bell Centre to beat the scuffling Habs 5-2 and sweep a two-day, home-and-home series. The Blue Jackets were coming off a rousing win by the..." January 27

  • Majority of coaches remain in favour of challenge concept

    TSN "It's not that NHL coaches don't appreciate having the coach's challenge at their disposal this season for the first time ever... Well, actually, that's not entirely true as six of 27 NHL head coaches polled by TSN don't like the coach's challenge at all and would just as soon see it..." January 27

  • Blue Jackets 5, Canadiens 2 | Atkinson has hat trick

    Columbus Dispatch "As the Blue Jackets took their pregame warmups before playing Montreal on Monday night at Nationwide Arena, a young fan held a sign along the glass that read: “Dad said if ‘13’ scores on my birthday, we get a dog.” No. 13 is Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson, and he more than held up his end of..." January 26

  • How to Fix the NHL’s Coach’s Challenge

    The Hockey Writers "It’s no secret. The NHL’s coach’s challenge has not gone as smoothly as hoped in its inaugural season. It was put into place in order to give teams an option to challenge goals which they thought were not ‘good goals’ as deemed by the NHL rulebook. However, the two times when a coach can..." January 25

  • Columbus hopes to have Tortorella back after All-Star break

    The Score "The hockey gods haven't been kind to the Columbus Blue Jackets this season. Injuries have been an issue for months, and not even the coaching staff is safe. Head coach John Tortorella suffered two broken ribs in a collision at practice last week, which kept him out of Saturday's game. The..." January 25

  • Canada’s falling dollar could be raising hopes for a Seattle NHL expansion team

    Seattle Times "It turns out the prediction of a January vote by Seattle City Council on a Sodo District arena was not only optimistic, but downright delusional. City Hall sources now indicate a vote to cede Occidental Avenue South for Chris Hansen’s project won’t happen before late March, early April at best...." January 25

  • Escrow went up…again

    Pro Hockey Talk "Escrow has risen from 16 percent to 18 percent, according to multiple reports. No surprise there, given the Canadian dollar’s plunge. With seven of the NHL’s 30 teams in Canada, there was no way league revenues weren’t going to be affected. Some had predicted escrow would go up even..." January 25

  • Bruins beat Blue Jackets in shootout

    WEEI Boston "As the expression goes, a win is a win even if it takes a shootout to get the win against the worst team in the NHL. That was the story for the Bruins Saturday night, as they managed only two regulation goals against a Blue Jackets squad that entered the night not only the worst team in the..." January 24

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    NHL Blue Jackets @BlueJacketsNHL

    Calvert & Foligno return; Korpisalo starts tonight in Boston. Projected #CBJ lineup:

  • Calgary Flames double up host Columbus Blue Jackets

    Calgary Sun "The message after Thursday's morning skate at Nationwide Arena had been for the Calgary Flames to shoot more. Head coach Bob Hartley was talking about their blueline, specifically. But in their 4-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, all of them mattered. From every angle. Take Johnny..." January 22

  • Jackets activate forwards Nick Foligno and Matt Calvert; place Sergei Bobrovsky and David Savard on injured reserve "The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated right wing Nick Foligno and left wing Matt Calvert off Injured Reserve and placed goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and defenseman David Savard on Injured Reserve, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Foligno, 28, has missed the past six..." January 22

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    Shawn Mitchell @smitchcd

    #CBJ G Sergei Bobrovsky has a lower-body injury and will not return, according to club.

  • Caps cruise past Blue Jackets

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Post-game analysis of the Capitals’ 6-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets Tuesday night at Nationwide Arena: How it happened: The game turned when Justin Falk clipped Caps center Marcus Johansson with a high stick early in the second period and the Caps turned a 2-1 lead into a 4-1 lead on..." January 20

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    The NHL executive committee meeting on expansion is today in NY. No announcement should be made after. #tvasports

  • Blue Jackets score a lucky bounce against Avalanche

    Columbus Dispatch "As the crowd roared, the goal-horn blared and Nationwide Arena’s cannon was readied for faux explosion, Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson looked up to the rafters, his arms spread and his mouth agape. “I just couldn’t believe it went in,” Johnson said. Johnson’s goal with 1:07 remaining..." January 17

  • West Coast Bias: Oilers made big push for Seth Jones

    Sportsnet "Multiple sources have confirmed to Sportsnet that Edmonton general manager Peter Chiarelli offered centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to Nashville in a bid to land defenceman Seth Jones. Chiarelli had no comment on this report, neither confirming nor issuing a denial when reached. And of course,..." January 16

  • NHL instates mandatory domestic violence and sexual assault prevention training for teams and players

    SB Nation "The NHL has finally begun to implement domestic violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention training for its players and teams, per a report from the Associated Press. The NHL and NHL Players' Association partnered to ensure all 30 teams would go through "hour-long educational..." January 16

  • Blue Jackets activate Bobrovsky off injured reserve "The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and left wing Markus Hannikainen off Injured Reserve, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. The Blue Jackets also assigned goaltender Anton Forsberg to Cleveland's Lake Erie Monsters, the club's American Hockey..." January 15

  • Rookie Korpisalo stops 41 shots in Jackets win over Maple Leafs

    Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets couldn’t get out of their own zone. The Toronto Maple Leafs couldn’t bury a puck with 10 shovels and a cubic yard of fill dirt. But there in the middle of the slow-motion swirl between two of the NHL’s worst clubs was rookie goaltender Joonas Korpisalo, who used his glove like a..." January 14

  • Brock Nelson’s hat trick propels Islanders past Blue Jackets

    New York Post "Jack Capuano wasn’t pleased with his team’s offense heading into Tuesday night’s game against the Blue Jackets. A hat trick from Brock Nelson — and some shaky goaltending by Blue Jackets rookie Anton Forsberg — fixed that in a 5-2 win Islanders win in Brooklyn. “That was the first in a long..." January 13

  • Blue Jackets place Kevin Connauton on waivers

    The Score "It appears as though the Seth Jones deal will cost Kevin Connauton a roster spot in Columbus. The Blue Jackets placed the defenseman on waivers Tuesday. With plenty of teams starving for help on defense, Connauton, 25, will most certainly garner a few looks. " January 12

  • All quiet in Columbus, as Rychel won’t discuss trade request

    Pro Hockey Talk "Kerby Rychel, the Blue Jackets’ first-round pick (19th overall) at the ’13 draft, has been at the center of controversy over the last few weeks, thanks to reports he requested a trade out of Columbus. This week, after being recalled in the wake of the Ryan Johansen–Seth Jones trade, Rychel was..." January 12

  • Werenski refutes report, says he’s happy at Michigan

    Detroit News "Michigan sophomore defenseman Zach Werenski made his presence felt this past weekend in helping the Wolverines to an impressive weekend sweep of rival Michigan State by a combined score of 15-5. And, Werenski was fresh off playing in the World Junior Championships in Finland where he was team..." January 11

  • Jordan Staal scores in OT, Hurricanes beat Blue Jackets 4-3

    Raleigh News & Observer "Jordan Staal closed his eyes and helped the Carolina Hurricanes avoid a tough collapse. Staal scored in overtime and the Hurricanes recovered after blowing a three-goal lead to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Saturday night. Creeping in on a 2-on-1, Staal let a shot go from the right..." January 10

  • Blue Jackets place Foligno on IR after Malone's headshot

    The Score "The Columbus Blue Jackets could be without their captain for the foreseeable future. Nick Foligno has been placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury after taking a dangerous headshot from Carolina Hurricanes forward Brad Malone on Friday." January 09

  • Hurricanes take down Blue Jackets 4-1

    Raleigh News & Observer "Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. was smiling in the locker room Friday at PNC Arena. General manager Ron Francis was smiling. Canes coach Bill Peters was smiling. Down the hallway, goaltender Cam Ward was smiling as he was surrounded by media, after making 35 saves and being..." January 09

  • Rangers interested in Cam Atkinson trade

    Sportsnet "Could the Columbus Blue Jackets trade another top-six forward? According to a report from Columbus beat reporter Aaron Portzline, the New York Rangers have been calling to inquire about right wing Cam Atkinson, who leaped to third in Blue Jackets scoring when centre Ryan Johansen was dealt for..." January 09

  • Should Brad Malone be suspended for blindside hit on Nick Foligno?

    Sportsnet "Early in the third period of the Blue Jackets-Hurricanes game Friday, Brad Malone clipped Columbus forward Nick Foligno with a blindside hit. Foligno went down immediately to the ice and left for the dressing room. No penalty was assessed on the play. Foligno has played in 38 of his club’s..." January 09

  • Seth Jones admits Jackets' defensive scheme will require learning curve

    The Score "Two days after his blockbuster trade from Nashville, Seth Jones finally knows what it's really like to be a member of the lowly Columbus Blue Jackets. Jones logged the third-most minutes among defensemen, firing one shot on goal and taking a minus-2 rating in his Columbus debut, a 4-1 loss to..." January 09

  • Blackhawks' Toews tops list of 2015 jersey sales

    The Score "There are a lot of people walking around with Toews on their backs. The Chicago Blackhawks forward had the prestige honor of having the top-selling jersey of 2015. The NHL announced the top sales from the NHL Shop, also revealing teammate Patrick Kane finishing second in sales. Here is the..." January 08

  • Blue Jackets acquire defenseman Seth Jones from Nashville in exchange for center Ryan Johansen "The Blue Jackets announced on Wednesday evening that the club has acquired defenseman Seth Jones from the Nashville Predators in exchange for center Ryan Johansen. Both clubs confirmed the deal shortly after 6:30 p.m ET. Full details and additional coverage will follow later this evening." January 07

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    Aaron Portzline @Aportzline

    #CBJ D Seth Jones will wear sweater No. 3.

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    Adrian Dater @adater

    Seth Jones traded for Ryan Johansen. Boom

  • Blue Jackets, Predators trade talks 'have intensified'

    The Score "The Columbus Blue Jackets and Nashville Predators are reportedly talking trade, and discussions are intensifying, according to The Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline. Nashville's desperate for offense, averaging 2.6 goals per game, which ranks 18th in the league. Its top two leading scorers,..." January 06

  • Parise nets hat trick, Koivu injured in Wild's win over Columbus

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "“Mass confusion on the bench … everyone playing with everyone … kind of a cluster.” That’s the way Wild players and coach Mike Yeo described what was created when the team lost leading scorer Mikko Koivu 73 seconds into Tuesday’s game. “Amazing we didn’t take any too many men on the ice..." January 06

  • Canucks inquire about Johansen, Drouin trades

    Sportsnet "Jim Benning is doing his research, but whether that results in the addition of young, high-grade scoring talent to the Vancouver Canucks remains to be seen. The Canucks general manager has called Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen to inquire about a trade for Vancouver-born Ryan..." January 06

  • Star-studded Central roster highlights All-Star reveal "The NHL announced the remaining players for the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game, and several familiar and high-scoring stars will descend upon Bridgestone Arena in Nashville for All-Star Weekend. The host Nashville Predators have three players among the 40 named Wednesday by the NHL's Hockey..." January 06

  • Avalanche Claim Andrew Bodnarchuk Off Waivers

    The Hockey Writers "The Colorado Avalanche have claimed defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk off waivers, the team announced Tuesday. Bodnarchuk had been playing with the Columbus Blue Jackets, who waived him on Monday. The 27-year-old defenseman has made his way into just 16 games this season, the first time he’s seen..." January 05