Blue Jackets Rumors & News

  • Patrick Kane ‘disappointed’ by Artemi Panarin trade

    Chicago Sun-Times "Patrick Kane spent much of his career cycling through linemates, a new center or a new left wing showing up on a nearly nightly basis. He broke into the league alongside Jonathan Toews, fared well with Patrick Sharp, won a Stanley Cup with Michal Handzus, went on a tear with Kris Versteeg and..." July 22

  • AHL players eligible to appear in 2018 Winter Olympics

    Fanrag Sports "As the war wages on of which hockey players can and cannot appear in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, another shoe dropped on Wednesday night with the announcement that players on AHL contracts will be allowed to appear. The same does not hold true at this time for those who..." July 20

  • Top three best and most likely landing spots in Matt Duchene trade market

    CBS Sports "The trade market for Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, once considered a near-lock to be moved either during this past season season or in advance of this summer's free agency, has been rather quiet. But it isn't quite dead yet, if reports from Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman and ongoing..." July 16

  • Blue Jackets power play should receive boost from Panarin "The Columbus Blue Jackets made one of the bigger trades this summer following the best season in their history. After setting Columbus records for wins (50) and points (108), the Blue Jackets acquired left wing Artemi Panarin in a trade from the Chicago Blackhawks on June 23. Panarin should..." July 14

  • Analyzing five potential trade destinations for Matt Duchene

    Sportsnet "What are you expecting to get from Matt Duchene if you trade for him? A Calder Trophy finalist in his rookie season, Duchene’s production has been all over the map in his eight-season career. Peaking as nearly a point-per-game player in 2012-13 and 2013-14 (43 points in 47 games and 70 in 71..." July 14

  • Blue Jackets try to work out deal for Matt Duchene

    Columbus Dispatch "While the rest of the NHL celebrated the opening of free agency on Saturday, the Blue Jackets continued their pursuit of a top-six center by holding exhaustive trade talks with the Colorado Avalanche. As of late Saturday, the Blue Jackets had not pried center Matt Duchene off the Avalanche..." July 02

  • Columbus Blue Jackets sign defenseman Cameron Gaunce "The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Cameron Gaunce to a two-year, two-way NHL/American Hockey League contract through the 2018-19 season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed. Gaunce, 27, has recorded two goals and three..." July 01

  • Predators Sign Scott Hartnell to One-Year Contract "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Saturday that the club has signed forward Scott Hartnell to a one-year, $1 million contract. Hartnell, 35 (4/18/82), returns to the city where his career began when the Predators selected him sixth overall..." July 01

  • Columbus Blue Jackets sign defenseman André Benoît "The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman André Benoît to a one-year, two-way NHL/American Hockey League contract through the 2017-18 season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed. Benoit, 33, has registered 11 goals and 37..." July 01

  • Rangers, Jackets, Leafs believed to be on Kovalchuk's wish list

    Pro Hockey Talk "As of noon ET, Ilya Kovalchuk can officially sign a contract with the New Jersey Devils. What happens after that remains to be seen. Kovalchuk might be signing with the Devils (because he has to), but he’s expected to wind up elsewhere via a sign-and-trade. It’ll be interesting to see where..." July 01

  • Patrick Kane emotional and disappointed to see Artemi Panarin traded

    Sportsnet "Patrick Kane would be lying if he said he was thrilled when he first heard that his Chicago Blackhawks teammate Artemi Panarin had been traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets. “My first reaction was pretty emotional,” said Kane, who joined Sportsnet The FAN 590’s Hockey Central @ Noon on Friday to..." June 30

  • Blue Jackets, Preds submit offers for Duchene

    TSN "The Columbus Blue Jackets and Nashville Predators have both made offers to the Colorado Avalanche for forward Matt Duchene, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. Dreger reports, however, that the Avalanche are continuing to play the waiting game until their price is met on the..." June 30

  • Jackets offer Ryan Murray as part of package to get Duchene

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Blue Jackets have reportedly offered defenseman Ryan Murray as part of a package to get forward Matt Duchene out of Colorado. Per Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, the Jackets would also include another roster player, prospect, or draft pick. It certainly makes sense that the two..." June 30

  • Hartnell: Blue Jackets' buyout 'mutually beneficial'

    Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets have bought out the final two years of forward Scott Hartnell’s contract, ending the veteran wingers’ three-year run in Columbus. The end of Hartnell’s time in Columbus has seemed inevitable since the end of the season, when he started to lose his grip on a regular spot in the..." June 30

  • Blue Jackets buy out Scott Hartnell

    TSN "The Columbus Blue Jackets have bought out the remaining two years of Scott Hartnell's contract, the team announced on Thursday. The veteran winger had two years left with an average value of $4.75 million on his six-year pact with the Jackets. "On behalf of our organization, I want to thank..." June 29

  • Blue Jackets sign Schroeder after trading for him

    Pro Hockey Talk "Not long after acquiring him in a minor trade from the Minnesota Wild, the Columbus Blue Jackets signed Jordan Schroeder to a two-year contract. The team confirms that it is a two-way deal for 2017-18 and then becomes one-way in 2018-19. Schroeder is guaranteed $350K for the first year of..." June 28

  • Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Jordan Schroeder

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed their newest acquisition, inking Jordan Schroeder to a two-year deal. The contract will be two-way in 2017-18 while transitioning to a one-way deal in 2018-19. Schroeder was acquired this weekned in exchange for Dante Salituro after it was clear he would not..." June 27

  • Chicago Blackhawks Sign Anton Forsberg, Tomas Jurco

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Chicago Blackhawks have signed two of their pending restricted free agents, inking Anton Forsberg to a two-year contract and Tomas Jurco for one year. While no details have been released, getting the two restricted free agents under contract early is a nice bonus for the Blackhawks, who will..." June 26

  • Artemi Panarin 'dynamic' addition to Blue Jackets "The Columbus Blue Jackets entered the offseason seeking a dangerous scoring forward. They found their guy in Artemi Panarin, but he didn't come cheap. The Blue Jackets acquired Panarin on Friday with forward Tyler Motte and a sixth-round pick (No. 170) in the 2017 NHL Draft presented by adidas..." June 24

  • Blackhawks reacquire Saad from Blue Jackets for Panarin

    NBC Chicago "The Chicago Blackhawks have reportedly made another massive trade on Friday before the NHL Draft, sending Artemi Panarin to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Brandon Saad. Panarin scored 61 goals and dished out 90 assists in two seasons with the Blackhawks. The winger signed a two-year..." June 23

  • Blue Jackets acquire center Jordan Schroeder from Minnesota "The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired center Jordan Schroeder from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for center Dante Salituro, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Schroeder, 26, has recorded 17 goals and 23 assists for 40 points with 10 penalty minutes and a +9 plus/minus..." June 23

  • Sergei Bobrovsky wins 2nd career Vezina Trophy

    Bleacher Report "Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky won the 2017 Vezina Trophy on Wednesday night at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas. Bobrovsky captured the second Vezina of his career over Washington Capitals netminder Braden Holtby and Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price. Also a Hart Trophy..." June 22

  • Blue Jackets' Tortorella wins Jack Adams Award

    Sportsnet "John Tortorella has won the Jack Adams Award as the 2016-17 NHL season’s coach of the year. Tortorella was behind the bench for the Blue Jackets’ revival, helping the team to its the best season in franchise history. They finished with a 50-24-8 record for 108 points in the tough Metropolitan..." June 22

  • Golden Knights flip Blue Jackets' 1st-round pick for Jets' 1st-round pick

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights have sent the Columbus Blue Jackets’ first-round pick in 2017 to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for a 2017 first-rounder and 2019 third-round selection." June 22

  • Blue Jackets trade Clarkson, pair of draft picks to Golden Knights

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights acquired forward David Clarkson, a 2017 first-round draft pick and a 2019 second-round pick from the Columbus Blue Jackets for expansion draft considerations." June 22

  • Here’s what we know about the Blue Jackets’ agreement with Vegas:

    Columbus Dispatch "The picks are in. On Wednesday night, the Vegas Golden Knights will have a full bounty of players to fill the sweaters they unveiled on Tuesday. The trades made with Vegas by clubs hoping to “steer” Golden Knights general manager George McPhee toward certain players will be announced as the..." June 21

  • Blue Jackets | No surprises on exempt list for expansion draft

    Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets have already settled on a trade with the NHL’s expansion franchise in Las Vegas, so Sunday’s revelation of the Jackets’ protected players — and unprotected players — for the expansion draft held little drama. Forwards Cam Atkinson, Brandon Dubinsky, Nick Foligno, Scott..." June 19

  • Tortorella, Jackets in contract talks

    Columbus Dispatch "The glitz and glamour of the NHL Awards Show is not John Tortorella’s idea of a good time. Three days in the desert wearing a suit? “Ugh,” the Blue Jackets coach said. But this much will make it easier: Tortorella, a finalist for the Jack Adams Trophy, given to the league’s top coach, won’t..." June 18

  • Blue Jackets expected to pay big price to limit expansion draft damage

    Columbus Dispatch "If NHL expansion had occurred last summer, Blue Jackets forwards Alexander Wennberg and Josh Anderson and backup goaltender Joonas Korpisalo would have been exempt from exposure to the league’s new franchise in Las Vegas. The Blue Jackets’ protected list would have been easy, the expansion draft..." June 17

  • Ilya Kovalchuk reportedly still seeks return to NHL, and here are three likeliest suitors

    CBS Sports "Talk of a return to the NHL by ex-New Jersey Devils star Ilya Kovalchuk has heated up as the expansion draft and free agency draw near. Reports out of Russia have indicated Kovalchuk might stay in the Kontinental Hockey League, but Devils general manager Ray Shero cited assurances from..." June 17

  • NHL’s salary cap likely to be set at $75-million for 2017-18

    Fanrag Sports "In a bit of good news, the Athletic Toronto’s James Mirtle has reported that the NHL is likely to see the salary cap go up for the upcoming season. In a bit of bad news, though, it isn’t expected to go up by much. Mirtle reports that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman expects the league to see..." June 14

  • Intrigue continues as Jackets don’t ask Hartnell to waive no-trade clause

    Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets had until 5 p.m. Monday to ask veteran wing Scott Hartnell to waive the no-move clause in his contract, and the deadline came and went without the two sides touching base. As with so many moves yet to happen as the NHL braces for the expansion draft — the Vegas Golden Knights..." June 13

  • Jackets have deal in place with Vegas to avoid Hartnell headache

    Columbus Dispatch "The NHL’s salary cap and the advent of long-term contracts given to young players has quashed much of the excitement from the first day of free agency every July 1 and the trade deadline in early March. It took expansion to breathe some life back into player movement, and now the NHL is bracing..." June 11

  • Blue Jackets sign goaltender Joonas Korpisalo to two-year contract extension

    Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Joonas Korpisalo to a two-year contract extension that will likely keep him in place as Sergei Bobrovsky’s back-up through the 2018-19 season. The deal, which carries a $900,000 salary cap hit, will pay Korpisalo $700,000 in 2017-18 and $1.1 million in..." June 09

  • Gregory Campbell retires to take on player development role with Jackets

    Columbus Dispatch "The end of Gregory Campbell’s 11-year NHL career played out at the hands of the Blue Jackets last fall. He was the last cut of training camp, refused assignment to minor-league Cleveland, was suspended without pay for failing to report, and later put on unconditional waivers to terminate his..." June 09

  • NHL to consider ‘centralized’ decision-maker for goalie interference challenges

    Pro Hockey Talk "It was the offside challenge that drew most of the attention last night, but according to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, there could be a change coming to the process of goalie interference challenges. Daly was asked Monday if it might be better to have just one person in Toronto, with one..." May 31

  • Canucks get CBJ's No. 55 pick for Tortorella

    TSN "The Vancouver Canucks have received the Columbus Blue Jackets' second-round pick in next month's entry draft as compensation for the Blue Jackets hiring John Tortorella. The Blue Jackets confirmed Wednesday to the Colubus Dispatch they will send the No. 55 overall pick to the Canucks for hiring..." May 31

  • Blue Jackets centre Dubinsky out three months after wrist surgery

    Sportsnet "Columbus Blue Jackets centre Brandon Dubinsky is expected to miss approximately three months after undergoing wrist surgery, the team announced on Tuesday. “Brandon had been experiencing discomfort in his wrist since the season ended and after an examination last week it was determined that..." May 30

  • NHL officially won’t participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, cites hypocritical reason for not playing

    The Comeback "Prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly spoke with the media about a variety of topics concerning the league. The interviews went great if you hate ads on jerseys, mediocre..." May 30

  • Stanley Cup playoffs structure highlights absurd regular season

    New York Post "Nashville, which finished with the exact same record as the Islanders and with the same number of points as the Lightning (with one fewer victory, no less), is four wins away from the Stanley Cup — so remind me again of the value of the six-month, 82-game grind of the NHL regular season, if you..." May 28

  • NHL and Apple agree to deal to put iPads on benches

    Fanrag Sports "Technology has been slowly seeping its way into professional sports over the last several years more and more, and now the NHL is going with the trend. The league has struck a multi-year deal with Apple that should make it easier on coaches and players alike to make in-game adjustments. Rather..." May 26

  • Blue Jackets sign USHL’s goalie of the year

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goalie Matiss Kivlenieks to a three-year entry-level contract. Kivlenieks was an undrafted free agent that a number of NHL teams were hoping to sign after his sterling season in the USHL. The 20-year-old was originally planning to attend Minnesota State..." May 25

  • 12 NHL teams will alter uniforms in 2017-18

    Sportsnet "Save up for that back-to-school shopping, hockey fans. It will soon be time to update your wardrobe. A total of 12 NHL teams are reportedly preparing alterations to their existing uniforms for the 2017-18 season, the first season under the league’s seven-year contract with new outfitter..." May 25

  • Looking at the NHL’s top 12 buyout candidates in 2017

    Sportsnet "Under-performing players, albatross contracts and a relatively flat 2017-18 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon hand you a get-out-jail card. But it ain’t free. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to..." May 24

  • Columbus Blue Jackets Sign Kevin Stenlund To Three-Year ELC

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed another important prospect, inking Kevin Stenlund to a three-year entry-level contract. No financials were released. Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch expects Stenlund to stay in Sweden for at least another year before coming to North..." May 23

  • Marc Savard Details Post-Concussion Anxiety, Depression In The Players’ Tribune

    NESN "For Marc Savard, it’s not the Matt Cooke hit that haunts him; it’s the hit that ended his career. The former Boston Bruins center last touched NHL ice on January 22, 2011, when he took a hit from then-Colorado Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick that caused his head to hit off the glass — his..." May 16

  • NHL’s top 17 UFAs of 2017: Latest rumours

    Sportsnet "As hotly anticipated as the Kevin Shattenkirk Sweepstakes are for Kevin and the Shattenkirks, 2017’s NHL free agency class is shaping up to be one of the weakest in years. Potential summer of ’17 UFA bank-breakers Jamie Benn, Victor Hedman, Brent Burns and Brad Marchand all inked maximum-term..." May 15

  • Blue Jackets’ Bobrovsky open to seeing sports psychologist to get over playoff struggles

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sergei Bobrovsky was probably the Columbus Blue Jackets’ best player during the 2016-17 regular season. His performance was good enough to not only lead the NHL in save percentage (.931), but also make him a finalist for both the Vezina Trophy as the league’s best goalie (something he has already..." May 14

  • Blue Jackets pursuing D Vladislav Gavrikov

    TSN "The Columbus Blue Jackets remain in pursuit of KHL defenceman Vladislav Gavrikov as they attempt to lure their 2015 draft pick to the NHL. Gavrikov was reported by Russian news outlets to have re-signed in the KHL, but his agent, Dan Milstein told Aaron Portzline on Tuesday that Gavrikov..." May 10

  • For Columbus, expansion draft plans hinge on Hartnell

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Blue Jackets haven’t had “the talk” with Scott Hartnell yet. But they will soon. Hartnell, the veteran forward who was made a healthy scratch in the playoffs, is a key figure as Columbus preps for June’s expansion draft. He just wrapped the fourth of a six-year, $28.5 million deal. That..." May 08