Blue Jackets Rumors & News

  • NHL player files for bankruptcy after parents borrow $15 million in his name

    USA Today "Jack Johnson is getting paid $5 million by the Columbus Blue Jackets this year. The 27-year-old defenseman has amassed over $18 million in a nine-year career, and signed a seven-year, $30.5 million deal signed with the Los Angeles Kings back in 2011. Johnson is filing for bankruptcy. He owes..." November 20

  • Red Wings rebound with shutout over Blue Jackets

    Detroit News "The message evidently got across to the Red Wings. Coach Mike Babcock wanted to see more out of the Red Wings than he did in Sunday's ugly loss to Montreal. And Babcock did, as the Red Wings defeated Columbus Tuesday at Nationwide Arena 5-0. "He wasn't too pleased but I don't think anyone..." November 19

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    Shawn Mitchell @smitchcd

    #CBJ GM Jarmo Kekalaien confirms report that club has claimed D Kevin Connauton off waivers from Dallas,

  • Blue Jackets Ryan Johansen missed practice after being "banged up" on Saturday.

    Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets have lost 118 man games to injury through their first 17 games. It is, without question, the defining statistic of their season. That run of injuries continues to be disturbingly difficult to end. Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen is the latest to be stricken. He got “banged..." November 17

  • Blue Jackets assign center Dana Tyrell to AHL's Springfield Falcons

    NHL.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned center Dana Tyrell to the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons, Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Tyrell, 25, made his Blue Jackets debut November 8 vs. Tampa Bay and has averaged 6:56 of ice time in three games. The..." November 16

  • Blue Jackets 2, Sharks 1: Bobrovsky notches 100th NHL win

    Columbus Dispatch "Rookie Alexander Wennberg said he walked stall to stall around the Blue Jackets’ dressing room last night after a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks. “I shook every hand,” Wennberg said. “I said ‘thank you’ to everybody I could see. They were great.” With five minutes remaining and the..." November 16

  • Blue Jackets acquire defenseman Leopold from Blues

    NHL.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday acquired defenseman Jordan Leopold from the St. Louis Blues for a fifth-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. Leopold was acquired by the Blues on March 30, 2013. He had a goal and seven assists in 49 regular-season games and one assist in 12 Stanley Cup..." November 16

  • No break from injuries — Jackets’ Tyutin hurt

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Columbus Blue Jackets snapped their nine-game losing streak tonight, but this season the Blue Jackets can’t seem to have a silver lining without it being washed away by a storm. Defenseman Fedor Tyutin was hurt tonight when he collided with Philadelphia’s Jakub Voracek. Blue Jackets coach..." November 15

  • Blue Jackets get Bobrovsky, Anisimov back tonight

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sure, they’re still enduring setbacks, but the Columbus Blue Jackets are getting some key players back tonight and could see more return soon. The team announced that top goalie Sergei Bobrovsky and forward Artem Anisimov will play against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday. Head coach Todd..." November 15

  • Blue Jackets 4, Flyers 3: Jackets end nine-game losing streak

    Columbus Dispatch "Music blared, laughs were hearty and fist bumps ruled the night in the dressing room. After going more than three weeks between victories, the Blue Jackets were reminded last night of their sweet taste. “It’s been a while since we’ve felt like this, both out there (on the ice) and in here in..." November 15

  • Bobrovsky back at practice with Blue Jackets: report

    NHL.com "Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky practiced Thursday for the first time since breaking a finger Oct. 27, The Columbus Dispatch reported. Coach Todd Richards would not rule out Bobrovsky and center Artem Anismiov (concussion), who practiced for the second straight day, playing..." November 14

  • Blue Jackets' Nathan Horton enduring 'living hell' with back injury

    Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets forward Nathan Horton is stuck in a living hell and facing a torturous decision. Horton, who hasn’t played since April, is in near constant pain — sometimes agony — because of a degenerative back injury that has derailed his NHL career. “I can’t stand up like a normal person; I..." November 13

  • Caps strike early, hold on to beat Blue Jackets

    CSN Washington "The Caps promised not to take the Blue Jackets lightly and they didn’t, overwhelming the Blue Jackets and winless goaltender Curtis McElhinney with a 13-5 shot advantage and a 3-1 lead after one period. Marcus Johansson, who had eight goals in 80 games last season, picked up his seventh of the..." November 12

  • Lightning light up Jackets

    Tampa Tribune "The Lightning took care of business when they needed to on Saturday night. That business, however, started to feel a little too good before Tampa Bay held on for a 7-4 victory against Columbus in front of an announced crowd of 14,892 at Nationwide Arena. Tampa Bay jumped to a four-goal lead..." November 09

  • Lindholm gives Canes 4th-straight win, 3-2 over Blue Jackets in OT

    Raleigh News & Observer "Elias Lindholm nearly won it with seconds left in regulation. In overtime, he was the finisher. Lindholm’s power-play goal with 37.8 seconds remaining in the extra period Friday lifted the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets at PNC Arena, pushing the Canes’..." November 08

  • Blue Jackets activate James Wisniewski; place Ryan Murray (day-to-day) on injured reserve

    NHL.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated defenseman James Wisniewski off Injured Reserve and placed defenseman Ryan Murray on Injured Reserve retroactive to November 1, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Murray is listed as day-to-day after re-aggravating a knee injury that..." November 07

  • Hurricanes beat Blue Jackets 4-2 to win third straight

    Canes Country "Don't look now but the Carolina Hurricanes are out of last place. The Canes won their first road game of the season and third game in a row as they defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-2 on Tuesday night. Both teams have eight points now, but Carolina has a game in hand on the..." November 05

  • Blue Jackets' Johnson suspended three games

    NHL.com "Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson has been suspended for three games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Carolina Hurricanes forward Jiri Tlusty during NHL Game No. 176 in Columbus on Tuesday, Nov. 4, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced..." November 05

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    Aaron Portzline @Aportzline

    #CBJ D Ryan Murray out tonight. Richards said he's had a "setback," presumably w his troubled knee. St. Denis in tonight vs. #Canes

  • Larsson’s goal leads Devils to comeback win over Blue Jackets

    New York Post "The Devils are off to a solid start, thanks in part to a diversified offensive attack. So far this season, 17 players have already scored a goal. Defenseman Adam Larsson, who has played in just three of New Jersey’s 11 games this season, was the latest to score when he gave the Devils the lead..." November 02

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    Shawn Mitchell @smitchcd

    G Anton Forsberg first off the ice. Coach Todd Richards indicated last night that he could make his NHL debut tonight. #CBJ

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    Shawn Mitchell @smitchcd

    Former #Pens forward Brian Gibbons also set to make his #CBJ debut tonight. Should slot in for Corey Tropp (illness).

  • Maple Leafs down Blue Jackets minus Lupul

    Toronto Star "When the Maple Leafs received word about 50 minutes before puck drop that Joffrey Lupul had broken his right hand, coach Randy Carlyle really only had one choice to replace him on the top line. That player, Daniel Winnik, ended up with a goal and two assists on a night to remember — his 500th..." November 01

  • Blue Jackets lose D James Wisniewski 1-2 weeks as injuries pile up

    CBSSports.com "Did the Columbus Blue Jackets accidentally fire their cannon at the hockey gods or something? The team is dealing with yet another injury to a significant roster player as defenseman James Wisniewski suffered a broken finger in Columbus' 5-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators Tuesday night. Wisniewski..." October 29

  • Senators' special teams come up big in win over Blue Jackets

    Ottawa Citizen "Special teams proved the difference for the Ottawa Senators Tuesday in a game full of fireworks. Erik Karlsson, Alex Chiasson − on a five-minute power play − and Clarke MacArthur scored third-period goals as the Senators pulled away for a 5-2 victory. MacArthur also scored in the first period..." October 29

  • Blue Jackets GM on nine injured roster players: 'It's a nightmare'

    CBSSports.com "Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen has been dealing with a lot in his second full year on the job. After a tumultuous summer with contentious contract negotiaitons, the GM is now dealing with a team that can't stay healthy. Teams have players get hurt all the time, but it's not usuall..." October 29

  • Blue Jackets place Sergei Bobrovsky on injured reserve, recall Anton Forsberg from Springfield (AHL)

    NHL.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky on Injured Reserve and added goaltender Anton Forsberg to the roster on emergency recall from the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Bobrovsky suffered a fractured..." October 28

  • Nick Foligno taken off ice on stretcher after being hit into linesman

    Pro Hockey Talk "What started out with a hit that didn’t look that unusual turned ugly quickly in Sunday’s game between the Los Angeles Kings and Columbus Blue Jackets. Midway through the third period, Kings forward Jeff Carter hit Columbus’ Nick Foligno into the boards along the Kings’ bench. Foligno continued..." October 27

  • D Ryan Murray set to return to Blue Jackets lineup Sunday

    CBSSports.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets will finally get back one of their several injured players Sunday when young defenseman Ryan Murray makes his season debut against the Los Angeles Kings. He was activated off of injured reserve Sunday ahead of the afternoon contest. The 21-year-old had missed the start..." October 27

  • Columbus activates Milano from IR, gets McElhinney back

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Columbus Blue Jackets’ comeback win against the San Jose Sharks already heightened moods. Now it looks like the team is getting a little healthier, even if it’s not on the level to dramatically improve their outlook in the short-term. For one thing, the Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline..." October 25

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    Aaron Portzline @Aportzline

    Told #CBJ Cam Atkinson did not sustain any damage to right eye. Cut was below eye.

  • John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks extend winning streak to seven in a row with win over Blue Jackets

    L.A. Daily News "Frederik Andersen won all six of his starts in goal for the Ducks going into Friday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. John Gibson lost his only start of the season, the opening game Oct. 9 against the Penguins in his hometown of Pittsburgh. Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau could have made the..." October 25

  • Blue Jackets stun Sharks

    Columbus Dispatch "An identity forged one season does not automatically transfer to the next. Names change and time passes in the off-season, forcing the atmosphere – so delicate and immeasurable – to be created anew. But after last night’s improbable 5-4 win over the San Jose Sharks in SAP Center, Blue Jackets..." October 24

  • Horton's Back Injury Could End Career

    Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets aren’t ready to move on without injured right wing Nathan Horton yet. But optimism is fading that Horton will be able to play this season, and there’s growing concern that the 29-year-old’s career might be finished. Horton, who signed a seven-year, $37.1 million free-agent..." October 22

  • McElhinney Injury Could Test Goalie Depth

    The Cannon "Nick Foligno was just trying to swat away a cross-ice pass. Instead, he missed the puck, couldn't stop his momentum, and crashed into Curtis McElhinney, the backup goalie for the Columbus Blue Jackets. McElhinney stayed down in his crease for a few moments before being helped off the ice. On..." October 21

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    Shawn Mitchell @smitchcd

    Told #CBJ will indeed recall G Anton Forsberg. He is expected to join club in time to practice on Monday afternoon in San Jose.

  • Seantors edge out Blue Jackets

    Ottawa Sun "The trip from healthy scratch to hero didn't take Mike Hoffman long. The Senators' winger stole the show with a two-point effort -- including the winner -- as Ottawa stretched its winning streak to four straight with a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Hoffman, who missed a penalty..." October 19

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    Aaron Portzline @Aportzline

    #CBJ D Ryan Murray appears out tonight. Saw docs this morning regarding his knee, which was scoped four months ago. Awaiting update.

  • Blue Jackets 3, Flames 2: Columbus withstands Calgary's chaos

    Columbus Dispatch "The scene in the final two minutes last night at Nationwide Arena resembled an elementary playground with no teacher on duty. But amid the mayhem of six Calgary Flames players trying to score the tying goal was just enough desperation by the Blue Jackets — and maybe a touch of luck — to..." October 18

  • Kari Lehtonen struggles, but breakaway save helps push Stars to win over Blue Jackets

    Dallas Morning News "Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin saw the release of a trick shot video by Dude Perfect Monday, and they filmed the perfect encore Tuesday at Nationwide Arena. Benn had a goal, three assists and a fight, while Seguin tallied three goals in a 4-2 win over Columbus. Not bad for a couple of guys who..." October 15

  • Team-first attitude has Blue Jackets trending up

    Fox Sports Ohio "Whether you subscribe to an "all in" attitude or prefer to take a more "wait and see" approach, there is no mistaking the indisputable fact that the Blue Jackets are playing as a more cohesive unit to start this season than they have in the past. After their 5-2 dismantling of the New York..." October 14

  • Blue Jackets leaning on youth again

    Fox Sports Ohio "The Blue Jackets opened the 2014-15 campaign on the road in Buffalo with a 3-1 victory over the Sabres on Thursday without Nathan Horton, Brandon Dubinsky, Boone Jenner and Ryan Murray, all of whom are out with injury. Their top-line center, Ryan Johansen, had only one practice with the team after..." October 11

  • Third period goals help Blue Jackets get by Sabres

    The Cannon "This is a story about a team from Ohio with big plans. It all started on Thursday evening in Buffalo, against the Sabres. We don`t think they`ll have a superb season, but man, for the past few years they`ve been molding the template on how to properly rebuild. Here`s what we know- they are..." October 10

  • NHL's fighters finding themselves unemployed

    USA Today "Unemployed NHL tough guy Krys Barch fondly recalls a few seasons ago when he was considered essential to the Dallas Stars, especially against a fighting team like the Boston Bruins. "We had Sean Avery and we had a bunch of line brawls," he said. "I've probably fought Shawn Thornton 10 or 12..." October 09

  • Blue Jackets Dubinsky Out 6 Weeks

    Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets have been staggered by injuries, absences and an ever-changing roster throughout training camp. But the biggest blow might have come today, on the eve of the season opener on Thursday at Buffalo. Center Brandon Dubinsky had abdominal surgery in Philadelphia this morning and is..." October 08

  • Top 10 NHL breakout candidates for the 2014-15 season

    Sports-Kings "Every year, there’s a crop of new faces that make their mark on the NHL landscape. In the upcoming season, these 10 players should breakout and put their name on the hockey map. Honorable mentions: LW Sam Bennett, Calgary Flames; C Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers; D Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas..." October 08

  • Brandon Dubinsky likely to miss Blue Jackets' season opener

    CBSSports.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets have been having a tough couple of weeks. Though there was good news Monday when Ryan Johansen signed a new three-year deal to get back with the team, the club has dealt with its share of bad news of late. There was more Tuesday. The club, already without Nathan Horton..." October 07

  • Jackets, Ryan Johansen talks stuck in neutral

    Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets president of hockey operations John Davidson said Johansen contract talks are going nowhere. “We are prepared to go with the guys we have,” he told WTVN-AM. … The Blue Jackets were off yesterday. They’re back on the ice this morning." October 06

  • Columbus, Johansen agree to three-year, $12M deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "The stalemate is finally over — per the Blue Jackets, Ryan Johansen has agreed to a three-year extension with the club: Per TSN, the deal carries an average annual cap hit of $4 million, which represents something of a middle ground between what Johansen — represented by player agent Kurt..." October 06

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    CLB claims Skille from NYI