Blue Jackets Rumors & News

  • Are the Blue Jackets ready for a captain?

    Fox Sports Ohio "The last time the Blue Jackets had a captain was July 2012. Since then, the team has strung together two 40-plus win seasons, made a return to the playoffs and had a goaltender win the Vezina trophy. All without a player wearing a "C." But could that change in the near future. The Blue..." April 13

  • Blue Jackets 5, Islanders 4, SO: Jackets refuse to fold in season finale

    Columbus Dispatch "Given opportunities to pack it in amid a hostile environment Saturday night, the Blue Jackets did what they’ve been doing for the better part of a month. The Jackets gutted their way back from a 3-1 deficit midway through the third period, rallied from a 4-3 deficit with only 1:35 to play in..." April 12

  • Mark Letestu hopes to avoid free-agent market

    Columbus Dispatch "It’s possible that Saturday night’s game in Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum was Mark Letestu’s last in a Blue Jackets sweater. Letestu is an unrestricted free agent this summer, and there have been no substantive talks toward a new contract. “I’ve thought about it,” Letestu said after..." April 12

  • Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 4-2 win over the Sabres

    Fox Sports Ohio "One: The Blue Jackets came out for the home finale and made the Sabres pay only 14 seconds into the first period. Although Buffalo answered back a few minutes later, Columbus stuck to their game plan and got their forecheck working hard. They had their legs moving and were ahead by a goal as the..." April 11

  • Jackets dominant in win over Maple Leafs

    The Cannon "Aside from pride, there was nothing on the line for either team this evening. Don't tell that to the Jackets though, who have been the league's hottest team over the past month, and they continued that hot play in a dominant win over the Maple Leafs. It was clear early on that the Jackets..." April 09

  • Rangers keep good times rolling in tense win over Blue Jackets

    New York Post "There were 55 seconds to go in the third, the Rangers were pressing for the tying goal against a Blue Jackets team that had outplayed them much of the night, and there, alone in front, of all people, was Dan Girardi. Girardi, who had sniped one top shelf from in close against Sergei Bobrovsky..." April 07

  • NHL's Jack Johnson - Pawn In Ex-NFL Star's Ponzi Scheme ... Investigators Say

    TMZ.com "As if NHL star Jack Johnson hasn't had enough drama over the past year -- now, officials say he was a pawn in a Ponzi scheme allegedly run by a former NFL star ... TMZ Sports has learned. As we previously reported, ex-Miami Dolphins cornerback Will Allen has been accused of stealing millions..." April 07

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics

    Sportsnet.ca "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board

    Deadspin.com "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

  • Blue Jackets rally for 4-3 win over Isles

    The Cannon "Winners of seven in a row, the Jackets looked to continue their run of hot play at home against the Islanders. The Jackets have been playing the role of spoiler lately, beating some elite teams and in doing so, have helped to alter the seedings among the playoff teams. The CBJ were shot out of..." April 03

  • Johnson lifts Blue Jackets over Devils 3-2

    The Cannon "bit of housekeeping first - the Boston Bruins scored two third period goals to come back and defeat the Florida Panthers. Therefore, after 482 man games lost, the Columbus Blue Jackets are officially eliminated from playoff contention this season. But this team doesn't care! (Cue Jim Mora,..." April 01

  • Cody Goloubef making his case to be part of Blue Jackets future

    Fox Sports Ohio "Blue Jackets defenseman Cody Goloubef has ridden the injury rollercoaster that the team was on this season and emerged as a better player. By all accounts, he had a good training camp and was playing well. After playing in three games, he suffered a knee injury November 1 in a game against the..." March 31

  • Blue Jackets play waiting game with top college prospect Mike Reilly

    CBSSports.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets are trying to end their rough season on a high note. They've won 10 of their last 12, they're getting and staying healthy and a lot of the pieces are coming together, even if too late to save their playoff hopes. When a team misses out on the postseason like Columbus..." March 31

  • Blue Jackets activate LW Matt Calvert off injured reserve

    NHL.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated left wing Matt Calvert off Injured Reserve, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Calvert has missed the past 15 games due to a concussion. Calvert, 25, has registered 10 goals and nine assists for 19 points with 28 penalty minutes in 49..." March 31

  • Blue Jackets GM Kekalainen on getting better, scouting and the draft

    Fox Sports Ohio "With just eight games remaining in what has become a trying season for the Blue Jackets, the process of getting better and evaluating players and the team is in full swing. The team is on a five-game winning streak, having beaten some good teams along the way. The collective mindset is on..." March 30

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    Rob Mixer @RobMixer

    Richards: "It's a big blow for (Bourque) and it's a big blow for us." #CBJ

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • Blue Jackets forward Boll suspended three games

    NHL.com "Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll has been suspended for three games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Anaheim Ducks forward Patrick Maroon during NHL Game No. 1093 in Columbus on Tuesday, March 24, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1

    TSN.ca "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Blue Jackets defeat Ducks, 5-3

    The Cannon "The Jackets have been dreadful at home of late, but after a sweep of Western Canada they took a boatload of late-season momentum into a matchup against the Anaheim Ducks, one of the NHL's elite teams. The battle in net was between Sergei Bobrovsky and John Gibson. This game saw the return of..." March 25

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit

    CBSSports.com "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

  • Blue Jackets forward Boll faces Player Safety hearing

    NHL.com "Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll will have a hearing Thursday with the NHL Department of Player Safety for an illegal check to the head of Anaheim Ducks forward Patrick Maroon during a game at Nationwide Arena on Tuesday." March 25

  • Blue Jackets assign forward Sonny Milano to Springfield Falcons (AHL)

    NHL.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned forward Sonny Milano from the Ontario Hockey League’s Plymouth Whalers to the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Milano, 18, led Plymouth in scoring with 22 goals and 46 assists for 68..." March 23

  • Blue Jackets recall William Karlsson from Springfield on emergency basis

    NHL.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets have added center William Karlsson to the roster on emergency recall from the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Karlsson, 22, was acquired by the Blue Jackets with left wing Rene Bourque and a second..." March 23

  • Blue Jackets slide past Flames 3-2

    The Cannon "The Blue Jackets traveled to Calgary without rookie center Alexander Wennberg because of a potential hand infection. He was not cleared to travel, but Boone Jenner and Jeremy Morin were welcomed back to the lineup after being activated off IR on Friday. Ryan Murray did not play again on the blue..." March 22

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    Kevin Woodley @KevinisInGoal

    Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards says D Ryan Murray out w/ lower body injury from Oilers game + C Brandon Dubinsky sent back to Columbus

  • Columbus ends drought in Edmonton, 4-3

    The Cannon "While the precise definition of "rhapsody" varies somewhat by source, the essence of the musical definition is a piece of music that evokes a variety of distinct emotions, while itself being somewhat lacking in defined form. That just about sums this one up perfectly, so with appropriate..." March 19

  • Columbus brings Finnish goalie prospect to North America

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Blue Jackets are getting a closer look at one of their brightest goalie prospects. On Wednesday, the club re-assigned Joonas Korpisalo — the club’s third-round pick (62nd overall) at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft — from Finnish club Tampere to its AHL affiliate in Springfield. Korpisalo, 20,..." March 18

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

  • In search of scoring touch, Bourque gets new beginning with CBJ

    Fox Sports Ohio "Since recording 27-goal seasons with the Calgary Flames (2009-2011), Rene Bourque has been in search of not only his "game," but also a good fit with a team. Traded to the Montreal Canadiens in Jan. 2012, he saw inconsistent ice time, although he led all Canadiens players during last years'..." March 17

  • Blue Jackets add forward Ryan Craig to the roster on emergency recall from Springfield

    NHL.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets have added left wing Ryan Craig to the roster on emergency recall from the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Craig, 33, has tallied 12 goals and 16 assists for 28 points with 54 penalty minutes and a +1..." March 16

  • Hurricanes 3, Blue Jackets 2: Second-period implosion proves costly

    Columbus Dispatch "Save for two fleeting highlights — a last-second goal by Nick Foligno in the first period and a dazzling display by rookie Marko Dano in the second — the really-bad Blue Jackets played at a glorified preseason pace against the even-worse Carolina Hurricanes last night. The Hurricanes won 3-2..." March 16

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    Shawn Mitchell @smitchcd

    Neither #CBJ Boone Jenner nor Jeremy Morin expected to play before 3/21 at #Flames. Could be longer, Richards said.

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    Shawn Mitchell @smitchcd

    #CBJ Matt Calvert (concussion) was progressing but took a "step back so we slowed it down," Richards said. No timetable.

  • Murray, Jenner are not finished

    Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets understand the theory: With this season already a lost cause, why not shut down two of their most promising youngsters, defenseman Ryan Murray and forward Boone Jenner, for the season. They just don’t agree with it. Murray, out since Feb. 6 because of a high ankle sprain, was..." March 14

  • Columbus win over Detroit, 3-1

    Columbus Dispatch "The score Blue Jackets 3, Red Wings 1 The skinny Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky had 41 saves, and he'd be the first to tell you that most of them were routine. His crease tonight looked like a country-road intersection in Kansas ... wide open, a tumbleweed bouncing past. After falling behind..." March 13

  • NHL GMs might curb shootouts

    CSN New England "This will hardly come as a shock to anybody that remembers just last week when Claude Julien famously said “they suck” when asked about NHL shootouts, but the Bruins coach is in favor of getting rid of them altogether. Darren Dreger said on NBCSN Wednesday night that the NHL general managers..." March 12

  • Canes allow three power-play goals in 4-3 loss to Blue Jackets

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Carolina Hurricanes didn’t get a circus shot from Alexander Semin, a hat trick from Elias Lindholm or score seven goals Tuesday. What they did do was allow more power-play goals – three – than they have in a game all season on their way to a shootout loss at PNC Arena. The Columbus Blue..." March 11

  • Evgeny Romasko will become NHL's first Russian referee on Monday

    CBSSports.com "On Monday night in Detroit, when the Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers, Evgeny Romasko will make some history when he becomes the first Russian referee in NHL history when he joins Paul Devorski on the ice at Joe Louis Arena. The 33-year-old Romasko had some assignments earlier this season in..." March 09

  • Jackets tap into mean streak to end seven-game slide vs. Blue Jackets

    Columbus Dispatch "It appears the Blue Jackets might not go meekly into late-season irrelevancy. Three nights after racking up 40 penalty minutes in a loss to the Washington Capitals, the Blue Jackets kept up their mean streak last night in a 3-2 victory over another division rival, the New Jersey Devils, at the..." March 07

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    NHL Blue Jackets @BlueJacketsNHL

    #CBJ Head Coach Todd Richards confirms Rene Bourque will play tonight against the #Avs.

  • Alex Ovechkin scores twice as Capitals win a physical game against Columbus

    Washington Post "Once the strangeness of a 5-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets had settled, while his Washington Capitals teammates nursed their nicks and iced their bruises, forward Alex Ovechkin emerged from the visiting training room, settled gingerly into his locker stall and exhaled a deep breath. For 43..." March 04

  • David Clarkson sidelined 4-6 weeks due to torn oblique muscle

    NHL.com "Columbus Blue Jackets right wing David Clarkson will be sidelined four to six weeks due to a torn oblique muscle suffered in Tuesday night’s game against the Washington Capitals, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Clarkson, 30, collected 14 penalty minutes in three games..." March 04

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    No salary retained in Wiz trade to Anaheim from Columbus

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    Aaron Portzline @Aportzline

    #CBJ James Wisniewski and a third-round pick to Anaheim for a second-round pick, William Karlsson and Rene Bourque.

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    CLB did not trade Letestu.

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Blues Jackets and Atkinson camp have exchanged numbers, trying to get a contract done....

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    Left Wing Lock @Left_Wing_Lock

    Marko Dano: Has been reassigned to the AHL. http://t.co/VMyqNEY6nI #nhl #CBJ

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    Left Wing Lock @Left_Wing_Lock

    Brian Gibbons: Has been reassigned to the AHL. http://t.co/VMyqNEGuZ8 #nhl #CBJ

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    Left Wing Lock @Left_Wing_Lock

    Alexander Wennberg: Has been reassigned to the AHL. http://t.co/VMyqNEGuZ8 #nhl #CBJ