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  • Report: Blue Jackets closing in on contract with top goalie prospect

    The Score "Elvis could enter the building in the next couple of weeks. The Columbus Blue Jackets are closing in on a one-year, entry-level deal with the organization's top goalie prospect, Elvis Merzlikins, according to The Athletic's Aaron..." March 18

  • NHL must eradicate refereeing oversights before playoffs

    Sportsnet "You know there has been an astonishing interpretation of the NHL rule book when the most shocking thing about the Canucks’ 3-2 shootout win Sunday against the Dallas Stars was not Vancouver winger Tim Schaller scoring twice. Or the Canucks winning. Frequently..." March 18

  • Blue Jackets sign Fix-Wolansky to entry level contract "The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed right wing Trey Fix-Wolansky to a three-year, entry level contract, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Fix-Wolansky was the Blue Jackets' seventh round pick, 204th overall, at the 2018 NHL Draft held at American Airlines Center in..." March 15

  • Alexandre Texier To Join Cleveland Monsters

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Columbus Blue Jackets have carefully watched the development of one of their prospects from afar, but will now finally be able to get him into their organization. Alexandre Texier’s season has ended in Finland, and Brian Hedger of the Columbus Dispatch reports that the young forward..." March 14

  • Still no timetable for Ryan Murray’s return

    Columbus Dispatch "They are questions that get significantly more pressing with each game Ryan Murray misses because of an undisclosed injury. Will the Blue Jackets’ best puck-moving defenseman return this season? If so, when? All that has been released is that Murray has an..." March 09

  • Blue Jackets go back to Bobrovsky for huge game against Penguins

    Pro Hockey Talk "Under normal circumstances a team starting its No. 1 goalie in a massively important regular season game, with a playoff spot on the line, against their main rival, would not be a newsworthy event. That is just what you expect to happen. But the announcement that the..." March 09

  • Is the NHL the future of marijuana in pro sports? Why it could be

    ESPN "Player X is in the NHL. After home games, he has a routine. Typically, he'll meet a few teammates at a local restaurant for a late dinner. He likes to order steak after games -- medium rare, with a side salad and mashed potatoes. Then he'll go home. Player X sometimes has a..." March 07

  • Blue Jackets sit Bob vs. Penguins: About rest or big-game woes?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Virtually every game is a big game for the Columbus Blue Jackets going forward, but even by those standards, this upcoming home-and-home set with the Pittsburgh Penguins is ginormous. Like, bigger than the biggest John Tortorella meltdown. Frankly, the Blue Jackets haven’t had..." March 07

  • NHL GMs propose new rule for players who lose helmet in game

    Sportsnet "NHL players minus their helmets, hair flapping in the breeze as they attempt to rejoin the action, could soon be a thing of the past. The league’s general managers announced Tuesday at their meetings in Florida that a new rule has been drafted that would force skaters to..." March 05

  • McQuaid already out of Blue Jackets’ lineup just one week after trade

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Columbus Blue Jackets pushed all their chips to the center of the table at the NHL trade deadline and went all in on this season by acquiring Matt Duchene, Ryan Dzingel, Keith Kinkaid, and Adam McQuaid over a three-day stretch, exhausting almost their entire allotment of draft picks for..." March 04

  • Tortorella: 'Get rid of the shootout, play 3-on-3 until a team dies'

    The Score "If it were up to John Tortorella, the NHL would scrap its current method of deciding games that don't end after five minutes of extra time. "Get rid of the shootout (and) just play the three-on-three until a team dies," the Columbus Blue Jackets head coach told reporters..." March 02

  • Blue Jackets extend former second-rounder Zac Dalpe two years

    CBS Sports "Dalpe signed a two-year, two-way contract extension with Columbus on Wednesday. Dalpe has been up and down between both the AHL and NHL, registering just one point in 28 games this campaign with the big club. " February 27

  • Blue Jackets never came close to trading Panarin, Bobrovsky "Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky remained with the Columbus Blue Jackets when the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline arrived at 3 p.m. ET on Monday, which general manager Jarmo Kekalainen says is what he always expected. Kekalainen said he never came close to trading Panarin, who leads the..." February 26

  • Rangers’ Artemi Panarin pursuit complicated by lavish deadline deal

    New York Post "Other than the two locker room-wrenching deals in which the Rangers sent away pending free agents Mats Zuccarello and Kevin Hayes in exchange for anticipated going-rate rental packages, nothing surrounding Monday’s deadline affected the Blueshirts nearly as much as Vegas extending Mark..." February 26

  • Blue Jackets go all-in for this season, take huge risks with expiring contracts

    CBS Sports "The Columbus Blue Jackets eschewed all expectations for their trade deadline by buying rather than selling. Although they were expected to deal star winger Artemi Panarin -- who is poised to walk after this offseason when he becomes a free agent -- they instead..." February 26

  • John Tortorella answered reporter’s phone, talked to his mother during presser

    Sportsnaut "Columbia Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella was at the podium for his press conference Monday when a phone rang. The phone belonged to one of the reporters attending the coach’s presser. He was recording the session via his cell phone when his mother called, and Tortorella..." February 25

  • Winnipeg Jets Trade For Alex Broadhurst

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The two busiest teams at this deadline just had to squeeze in one last deal. TSN’s Darren Dreger reports that the Winnipeg Jets have acquired forward Alex Broadhurst from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for future considerations. This is the sixth trade of the day for Winnipeg...." February 25

  • New York Rangers Adam McQuaid Traded To Columbus Blue Jackets

    Last Word On Hockey "The New York Rangers have agreed to trade Adam McQuaid to the Columbus Blue Jacketsin exchange for a fourth and seventh-round draft pick. The Blue Jackets have been busy in the last few days. McQuaid is the third player the team has acquired in the last few..." February 25

  • NHL Rumors: Blue Jackets eyeing Niklas Kronwall

    Detroit Sports Nation "The Columbus Blue Jackets are going all in this season with the recent acquisitions of Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel from the Ottawa Senators, as well as backup goalie Keith Kinkaid from the New Jersey Devils. But will that be all of their moves as the deadline approaches? According..." February 25

  • Why Blue Jackets acquired Kinkaid from Devils

    Pro Hockey Talk "Well, the Columbus Blue Jackets have made a trade involving a goalie. No, Sergei Bobrovsky hasn’t been traded, but they’ve landed veteran Keith Kinkaid from the New Jersey Devils for a fifth-round pick in 2022. What does this have to do with Bobrovsky?..." February 25

  • NHL Trade Deadline: Devils deal Keith Kinkaid to Blue Jackets

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils traded goalie Keith Kinkaid to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday for a fifth-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. The deal came together just hours before Monday’s 3 p.m. NHL trade deadline. Kinkaid was in the final year of a two-year contract..." February 25

  • Blue Jackets, Ryan Dzingel sound open to extension

    Sporting News "  It did not take long for the Blue Jackets and Ryan Dzingel to express how they feel about each other.  Columbus acquired the left winger from the Senators along with a 2019 seventh-round draft pick in the NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Anthony..." February 24

  • Senators trade forward Ryan Dzingel to Blue Jackets

    Ottawa Sun "The bell tolled for Ryan Dzingel’s days with Ottawa Senators on Saturday night. Now, unrestricted free agent winger Mark Stone is the last man standing for the Senators with the clock ticking towards the NHL trade deadline on Monday at 3 p.m. ET. Only 24 hours after..." February 24

  • 'It's about time': Small-market Blue Jackets suddenly an NHL alpha dog

    The Score "COLUMBUS - BOOM! The blast from the replica Civil War cannon inside Nationwide Arena is stunningly loud and, as Matt Duchene put it following his trade to the Columbus Blue Jackets, "scares the shit out of" just about everybody in attendance. Duchene underwent a..." February 24

  • Strong debut for Duchene as Blue Jackets dominate Senators

    Pro Hockey Talk "On Friday morning Matt Duchene took a short walk down the hall from the home locker room in Ottawa, leaving behind the remnants of the Senators roster, and joined his new team, the Columbus Blue Jackets, in the visiting locker room to prepare to be in the lineup later in the day. For..." February 23

  • Bruins, Blue Jackets among teams chasing Dzingel

    The Score "A pair of Eastern Conference clubs appear to have Ryan Dzingel on their respective radars. The Boston Bruins and Columbus Blue Jackets are among the suitors for the Ottawa Senators forward, TSN's Darren Dreger reported Saturday. Ottawa reportedly made Dzingel and fellow..." February 23

  • Duchene trade shows Blue Jackets 'serious about winning' "The Columbus Blue Jackets made a statement by acquiring center Matt Duchene on Friday. "We want to prove to our fan base that we're serious about winning," general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said. "And we're in it to win it." The Blue Jackets have..." February 23

  • In win-now mode, Blue Jackets won't deal Artemi Panarin for draft picks

    Yardbarker "Though it may have been obvious from their acquisition of Matt Duchene earlier Friday, the Columbus Blue Jackets aren’t going to give away Artemi Panarin at the deadline for just anything. After swinging a deal to bring in the Ottawa Senators captain, speculation erupted over..." February 23

  • Senators trade Matt Duchene to Blue Jackets

    Sportsnet "After months of speculation, the Ottawa Senators have traded forward Matt Duchene to the Columbus Blue Jackets. In return, the Senators receive a package including a conditional first-round draft pick from Columbus. The two teams square off in Ottawa Friday..." February 22

  • Blue Jackets’ Panarin, trade deadline options after adding Duchene

    Pro Hockey Talk "Trading for Matt Duchene feels like a game-changer for the Columbus Blue Jackets, yet rather than making everything clear, it only seems to open up more questions about the future. It also doesn’t slam the door shut on the mysteries surrounding what Columbus will do..." February 22

  • Report: Rangers and Islanders Among 4 Teams on Artemi Panarin's Wish List

    12 Up "The NHL trade deadline is right around the corner. With many contenders looking to make a move, there is no bigger name available right now than Artemi Panarin.  You may think the Blue Jackets should keep the talented winger but all signs point to him moving on. He will..." February 21

  • Columbus Isn’t Elite Yet, But They Are a Good Team

    The Cannon "Maybe I’ve mis-catgeroized just what the Columbus Blue Jackets are. They aren’t an elite team, but they are a good team. And that’s okay. That’s all. Just kidding. The Blue Jackets have been rounding into form — I mean, they..." February 20

  • What should the Columbus Blue Jackets do at the trade deadline?

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Next to the Ottawa Senators, no team is under more pressure at the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline than the Columbus Blue Jackets. The team has decisions to make on two priority free agents, both of whom appear primed to test the off-season market, in Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky. Despite two..." February 20

  • Tortorella graphically describes Artemi Panarin’s illness

    Larry Brown Sports "Artemi Panarin missing Tuesday’s Columbus Blue Jackets game due to illness led to some speculation that the absence was more trade-related. Columbus head coach John Tortorella is here to assure everyone that is not the case. Tortorella shared graphic details of Panarin’s..." February 20

  • Columbus Blue Jackets active Brandon Dubinsky from IR

    Yardbarker "The Columbus Blue Jackets were busy Tuesday morning, making several roster moves as they prepare for the last week before the trade deadline. Brandon Dubinsky has been activated from injured reserve, while Markus Hannikainen takes his place there. In addition, Adam Clendening has been recalled..." February 19

  • Jackets' Panarin out tonight vs. Habs

    TSN "Columbus Blue Jackets forward Artemi Panarin will not play tonight against the Montreal Canadiens because of an illness, the team announced.  General manager Jarmo Kekalainen states "emphatically" to The Athletic's Aaron Portzline that Panarin is ill and is not..." February 19

  • Sonny Milano Could Be Used As Trade “Sweetener”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "All eyes are on a handful of teams as the trade deadline approaches. If a front office isn’t calling the Ottawa Senators about Matt Duchene, there’s a good chance they’re on the phone with the Columbus Blue Jackets given the uncertain futures of Artemi Panarin and Sergei..." February 18

  • Duchene, Panarin among players to watch before Trade Deadline "Here are a few players to watch before the deadline comes, listed in alphabetical order:   Sergei Bobrovsky, G, Columbus Blue Jackets: The two-time Vezina Trophy winner can be an unrestricted free agent July 1 and has refused to discuss a new contract. Despite..." February 18

  • The NHL trade deadline could use a little drama

    New York Post "Every time someone wants to talk about the NBA, I have the same response. “I don’t really watch the games until about the conference finals, but I closely follow the league. I love the drama.” Conversely, when discussing the NHL, it’s the exact..." February 15

  • Making a run at Artemi Panarin makes more sense now than ever for Bruins

    NBC Sports Boston "With David Pastrnak out for an undetermined amount of time following tendon surgery on his left thumb, the Bruins' search for a top-6 winger capable of scoring goals and generating offense has taken on even more importance. It was top priority before Pastrnak fell and hurt himself last..." February 15

  • Atkinson believes in Blue Jackets with or without Panarin, Bobrovsky "Cam Atkinson is fully invested in the Columbus Blue Jackets. He has spent his entire NHL career with them. When they defeated the Washington Capitals 3-0 at Nationwide Arena on Tuesday, he became the sixth player in their history to reach 500 games. He is under contract for six more..." February 13

  • Blue Jackets could end up keeping Artemi Panarin in the fold

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For all the talk of an Artemi Panarin trade, The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun cautions that the Columbus Blue Jackets keeping the star forward as an “own rental” is a very real possibility. Lebrun believes that it is all a cost-benefit analysis for the team,..." February 13

  • Pierre LeBrun reveals a new team reportedly interested in Matt Duchene

    Bardown "In the recent weeks, the discourse around the NHL rumour mill has prominently featured the Columbus Blue Jackets' unique situation with pending free agents Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky. With the team in playoff contention, it appears the Blue Jackets could actually be both buyers and..." February 13

  • Penguins acquire defenceman Blake Siebenaler from Blue Jackets

    Sportsnet "The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired minor-league defender Blake Siebenaler from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a conditional 2019 draft pick, the club announced Monday. The Penguins have acquired..." February 11

  • Panarin says he'll be free agent, Blue Jackets 'have chance': report "Artemi Panarin said he plans to become an unrestricted free agent July 1, but the Columbus Blue Jackets forward denied he has decided which team he will sign with.  "It's one life, one chance for free agency and I want to test free agency," Panarin told the..." February 08

  • Artemi Panarin Changes Agency

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Arguably the biggest name on both the trade market and the upcoming free agent market is Artemi Panarin, who has been represented by Dan Milstein and Gold Star Hockey. No more, as according to Kevin Weekes of NHL Network, Panarin has changed agents. Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet..." February 08

  • Five teams that should call about Jimmy Howard

    Pro Hockey Talk "For the third year in a row the Detroit Red Wings are going to miss the Stanley Cup Playoffs and that means with the NHL trade deadline fast approaching they should be looking to sell off all of their pending unrestricted free agents to the highest bidder. As well as any other..." February 07

  • 'Slim' chance Panthers trade for Bobrovsky before deadline

    The Score "The Florida Panthers' chances of trading for Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky before the Feb. 25 deadline are "slim," a source told The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun. The Panthers did inquire about the netminder, but the asking price was too high..." February 06

  • Report: Predators inquired about Blue Jackets' Panarin

    The Score "The Nashville Predators have inquired with the Columbus Blue Jackets regarding star forward Artemi Panarin, according to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun. Panarin is a pending unrestricted free agent and has let the Blue Jackets know that he won't..." February 06

  • Panthers interested in trade, 8-year extension for Bobrovsky

    The Score "It seems increasingly likely the Florida Panthers and Columbus Blue Jackets may pull off a blockbuster deal. The Panthers are interested in trading for goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and will entice him with a potential eight-year contract extension, reports Larry Brooks of the New York..." February 04