Columbus Dispatch "The latest round of phone calls were placed on Friday, an attempt to see if anything had changed in the lingering contract talks between the Blue Jackets and restricted free agent Ryan Johansen. A step toward the middle, perhaps? A plan to talk again soon? The two sides can't agree on much, it..." August 30
Pro Hockey Talk "Columbus Blue Jackets draft pick Sonny Milano has been one of the most talked about prospects this summer as he weighed his options before choosing to join the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League over of honoring his commitment to Boston College. There was some thought that Milano had..." August 29
Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen is not a holdout. He is a vacationer for 27 more days, until training camp opens on Sept. 18. At the moment, he is not holding out on anything. Also, technically speaking, the term holdout does not apply to him. Holdouts are players who have contracts and..." August 25
Pro Hockey Talk "Most of the headlines regarding the Columbus Blue Jackets paint a rosy picture, but it sounds like the team has some work to do before retaining important restricted free agent Ryan Johansen. The Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline describes the negotiations as “chilly as ever.” Really, though,..." August 19
Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets insist that Sonny Milano's decision to pull out of his commitment to Boston College was made strictly by the family and the player, not at the urging of the club. Milano, the Jackets' first-round pick (No. 16 overall) in June, informed Boston College coach Jerry York in a..." August 18
#CBJ 2014 NHL Draft Pick Sonny Milano has informed Boston College Hockey that he will play with the OHL's Plymouth Whalers this season.
NHL.com "Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Sonny Milano confirmed Monday he will attend Boston College in the fall. Milano's Canadian Hockey League rights are owned by the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League, and there has been speculation he would pass on college hockey. However, Milano, the..." August 04
Also, look for CBJ 1st rounder Sonny Milano to announce he'll forego playing at Boston College in favour of the Plymouth Whalers of the OHL.
Columbus Dispatch "Two weeks ago, it was reported in this space that contract talks between the Blue Jackets and restricted free agent center Ryan Johansen had taken a major step forward. Johansen's agent, Kurt Overhardt, made a two-year contract proposal to Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen, acknowledging that his..." August 04
Pro Hockey Talk "Nathan Horton‘s first season with the Columbus Blue Jackets wasn’t exactly one to remember. While he was part of a team that went to the playoffs for just the second time in franchise history, recovery from offseason shoulder surgery and other injuries held him to just 35 games in the regular..." August 02
Blue Jackets signed Dana Tyrell to a one year contract at $655 000. Two way deal. $150 000 guarantee. #tvasports
Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets and restricted free agent center Ryan Johansen may still be a long way from a new contract. But after weeks of silence there has been significant progress. Johansen's agent, Kurt Overhardt, recently extended a second contract offer to the Blue Jackets, sources have told The..." July 21
Pro Hockey Talk "Beyond trading R.J. Umberger for Scott Hartnell, it’s been a pretty quiet offseason for the Columbus Blue Jackets. That said, this is a team that won its first two postseason games in franchise history and made the Pittsburgh Penguins sweat before eventually advancing in six contests. That’s a..." July 20
Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets have signed restricted free agent Tim Erixon to a one-year, $600,000 contract. But the term and money aren't the big story here. Erixon's deal is a one-way, NHL contract, meaning he'll make $600,000 whether he plays with the Blue Jackets or is sent down to play for AHL..." July 16
Pro Hockey Talk "When the Columbus Blue Jackets signed Brandon Dubinsky to a six-year, $35.1 million contract extension, they were tying themselves to the man that might become the team’s captain. He’s not their best player though nor does he claim to be. He feels that distinction will — perhaps already does —..." July 13
Columbus Dispatch "Brandon Dubinsky has signed a six-year, $35.1 million contract extension with the Blue Jackets, a deal that puts him under contract with the club through the 2020-21 season. He'll earn $5.85 million per season and has a no-move clause beginning now through the 2017-18 season. In the final three..." July 12
Global News "The Columbus Blue Jackets hockey club announced Tuesday it has resigned Sean Collins to a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contract. Further contract details were not disclosed. The Blue Jackets drafted the now 25-year-old Saskatoon product in the 2008 national hockey league draft." July 08
TheScore.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets are still very much engaged in a tense game of contract chicken with budding star Ryan Johansen, with neither side looking as though they are ready to blink. Although, as Aaron Portzline notes, it is still July so there is plenty of time to get a deal done, Johansen..." July 08
#CBJ confirm Corey Tropp contract signing. Two years. He was an RFA.
Pro Hockey Talk "The Columbus Blue Jackets are doing well to maintain the blue line corps they had last season. Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports the team has re-signed defenseman David Savard to a two-year, $2.6 million deal. Savard, 23, has been a depth blue liner the past three seasons in..." July 05
Columbus Dispatch "ntract. Gibbons, 26, has spent the past three seasons in the Pittsburgh Penguins' organization, spending most of last season in the NHL. "I talked to a few organizations about a two-way deal, but this just felt like the best fit," Gibbons said. "I feel like there's going to be an opportunity..." July 04
#CBJ have begun early, exploratory contract extension talks w G Sergei Bobrovsky / C Brandon Dubinsky, both entering final year of contracts
NHL.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired forward Jerry D’Amigo and a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forward Matt Frattin, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. D’Amigo, 23, appeared in 22 games with Toronto..." July 01
Blue Jackets re-sign defenceman Frederic St-Denis to a contract extension.
ESPN.com "Relations appear to be strained between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen after the 21-year-old center characterized the club's most recent contract offer as a "slap in the face." The former first-round draft choice (4th overall, 2010 NHL draft) is coming off an outstanding 33-goal..." July 01
NHL.com "One of the top items on the to-do list for Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen is getting leading scorer Ryan Johansen to sign a new contract. Johansen, who led the Blue Jackets with 33 goals and 63 points in 82 games in 2013-14, will become a restricted free agent if not..." June 30
Columbus Dispatch "Ryan Johansen spent the past two days camping near his home in British Columbia, and the Blue Jackets spent the past two days adding a new wave of talent to the organization at the NHL draft. But these are not peaceful, happy times for either party. Contract negotiations between the Blue..." June 30
Dalton Prout's contract extension is a one-way deal. #CBJ
PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28
TSN.ca "The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed goaltender Curtis McElhinney to a one-year contract extension, the team announced Monday. The 31-year-old posted a 10-11-1 record with a 2.78 goals against average and a .909 save percentage, while appearing in 28 games." June 23
TSN.ca "The Philadelphia Flyers have traded forward Scott Hartnell to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward R.J. Umberger and a 2015 fourth-round pick, the Flyers announced on Monday. Hartnell scored 20 goals and added 32 assists for 52 points last season with a plus-11 rating in 78..." June 23
EDM acquires negotiating rights to pending UFA D Nikita Nikitin from CBJ.
NHL.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed Associate Coach Craig Hartsburg, Goaltending Coach Ian Clark and Development Coach Chris Clark to multi-year contract extensions, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. The Blue Jackets also signed former Springfield Falcons Head Coach Brad..." June 16
NHL.com "Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen has prioritized his offseason to-do list, and at the top is a new contract for forward Ryan Johansen. Johansen, the fourth pick of the 2010 NHL Draft led the Blue Jackets with 33 goals and 63 points. He can become a restricted free agent..." June 06
Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets have signed Swedish forward Simon Hjalmarsson to a one-year, two-way contract for the 2014-15 season, luring one of the top European players to North America after his best season as a pro. Hjalmarsson -- no relation to Chicago defenseman Niklas Hjalmarson -- is a 6-foot,..." June 04
Edmonton Journal "This just in from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, an interesting trade rumour: “Here’s a juicy one: R.J. Umberger to Edmonton for Sam Gagner. It’s out there, and it makes a lot of sense … on paper.” Umberger has three years left on a deal that pays him $4.6 million per year. “The..." June 03
NHL.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Daniel Zaar to a three-year Entry Level contract, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Zaar, 20, was Columbus’ fifth pick, 152nd overall, at the 2012 NHL Draft. A native of Helsingborg, Sweden, Zaar spent the 2013-14 season with..." May 31
TSN.ca "The Columbus Blue Jackets signed head coach Todd Richards to a two-years contract extension through the 2016-2017 season. The Blue Jackets announced the move in a press release on Tuesday. Richards was at the helm as the Blue Jackets finished with a franchise-best 43-32-7 record this season...." May 27
Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets president of hockey operations John Davidson confirmed last night that forward R..J. Umberger has requested a trade, but said a move would only be made this summer if it strengthens the Blue Jackets' roster. Davidson made his comments on 10TV's Wall to Wall Sports. The story of..." May 20
Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets’ offseason roster tweaks could include one of the club’s longest-tenured players being traded. Sources have told The Dispatch that R.J. Umberger’s end-of-season meeting with Blue Jackets management and coaches ended with a mutual agreement that Umberger would go on the trading..." May 18
NHL.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Alexander Wennberg to a three-year Entry Level contract, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Wennberg, 19, was Columbus’ first pick, 14th overall, at the 2013 NHL Draft. “The Columbus Blue Jackets are very pleased to have reached..." May 16
NHL.com "Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen is only 21 years old (will turn 22 later this summer), but he’s been through a lot in his young NHL career. Everyone knows the story by now, but we'll summarize: he was the No.4 overall pick at the 2010 NHL Draft in Los Angeles, and while the players picked..." May 03
ESPN.com "Mathieu Garon announced his retirement Friday. The 36-year-old goaltender played 13 seasons with Montreal, Los Angeles, Edmonton, Pittsburgh, Columbus and Tampa Bay. "For the past 13 years, I have been fortunate to earn my living playing hockey in the National Hockey League," Garon said in a..." May 03
Told #CBJ G Sergei Bobrovsky and C Artem Anisimov will play for Russia in the IIHF World Championships, May 9 - 25 in Belarus.
Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets president of hockey operations John Davidson and general manager Jarmo Kekalainen met with coach Todd Richards and his assistant coaches this morning in Nationwide Arena, barely 12 hours after the Jackets were bounced from the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Often, these..." April 29
RJ Umberger just said he was playing through a separated shoulder, broken finger & a herniated disk. #CBJ
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "At one end of the ice was an open net, a bunch of hockey pucks and two franchise centers. It looked like a lot more than a shooting drill for Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin as each intently fired away at the cage on Monday. Neither a hit nor miss deterred either player. They both just kept..." April 29
Pro Hockey Talk "The Columbus Blue Jackets will make a change up front for tonight’s elimination Game 6 against the Penguins, as Jared Boll will return to the lineup for the first time since the series opener, replacing veteran forward R.J. Umberger. Umberger, who’s played the last four games after being a..." April 28