Blue Jackets Rumors & News

  • Johansen, Blue Jackets 'very civil' as talks resume "The Columbus Blue Jackets resumed negotiations with restricted free agent center Ryan Johansen on Monday and they were "very polite, well mannered," Blue Jackets president of hockey operations John Davidson said Tuesday after the NHL Board of Governors meeting. Davidson said negotiations were..." September 30

  • Blue Jackets' Boone Jenner out with broken hand

    Columbus Dispatch "Left wing Boone Jenner is expected to miss significant time with a broken left hand, suffered when he was struck by a puck during practice on Sunday. Jenner will have more tests on Tuesday in Columbus to determine how serious the break is and how much time he’ll miss, but it figures to be at..." September 30

  • Blue Jackets’ Milano, Murray skate

    Pro Hockey Talk "Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Sonny Milano and defenseman Ryan Murray each took a step in their respective recovery Sunday. Milano, the Jackets first round pick (16th overall) from June, is recovering from facial fractures suffered during a rookie tournament earlier this month. The..." September 28

  • Nathan Horton remains out with 'degenerative' back condition "When it comes to Nathan Horton, neither the Columbus Blue Jackets nor medical professionals have any idea when the veteran forward will be able to return to action. Horton is currently dealing with a back issue that has left him unable to participate in any portion of the Jackets' training..." September 25

  • Blue Jackets extend affiliation with Springfield of AHL "The Columbus Blue Jackets have extended their agreement with the Springfield Falcons for the club to serve as the organization's American Hockey League affiliate through the 2015-16 season with an option for two additional years, Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today." September 23

  • Report: Ryan Johansen's agent lowers asking price by $2.6 million "The standoff between the Columbus Blue Jackets and restricted free agent forward Ryan Johansen comes with some ramped up pressure now that training camp has officially begun. According to Aaron Porzline of the Columbus Dispatch, there has been some movement in the increasingly contentious..." September 23

  • Jenner at center begins Sunday

    Pro Hockey Talk "With restricted free agent Ryan Johansen now receiving offers from KHL clubs, the Columbus Blue Jackets are moving on as if they won’t have their top center to start the season. Without Johansen, Jackets’ head coach Todd Richards has a few options on how to fill the void, which includes moving..." September 21

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    Aaron Portzline @Aportzline

    #CBJ D Ryan Murray skated with the non-game-playing group today, Richards said. "He was doing some bumping."

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    CSKA Moscow GM Sergei Fedorov reached out to say, while there were conversations about Ryan Johansen, (1/3)...

  • Blue Jackets might go another season without a captain

    Columbus Dispatch "Unless they name a captain before their Oct. 9 opener at Buffalo, the Blue Jackets will begin their third consecutive season without one. That news likely will be met with a collective shrug by nearly everyone within the organization. “I don’t worry about it,” said Blue Jackets president of..." September 21

  • Johansen's Agent Makes Two-Year Offer to Blue Jackets "One day after leaving Columbus amid a contract dispute, the agent for Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen has tabled another two-year contract offer. According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, it doesn't appear the offer was warmly received by the team. Blue Jackets director of hockey..." September 20

  • Horton Sidelined As Camp Begins

    Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets right wing Nathan Horton is out indefinitely with a back injury that has dogged him most of the summer. It's doubtful he'll take part in training camp and he may miss the early stages of the regular season. No, this is not an "encore" blog entry from last season. Horton played only..." September 19

  • Blue Jackets running huge risk with Ryan Johansen negotiations

    SB Nation "Ryan Johansen still doesn't have a new contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets and it doesn't look like that stalemate will be broken soon, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. The Blue Jackets and Johansen, a restricted free agent, are reportedly $2-$3 million apart in..." September 16

  • Ryan Johansen, Jackets continue stare down

    Columbus Dispatch "With the NHL prospects tournament serving as the backdrop, Blue Jackets management and the agent for Ryan Johansen are spending the last weekend of the offseason in Traverse City, Mich., trying to hammer out a new contract for the club’s star center. The Blue Jackets are negotiating with the..." September 15

  • Milano Out With Facial Fractures

    Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets prospect left wing Sonny Milano, the club's No. 16 overall selection in June, suffered multiple facial fractures when he was checked into the boards during Thursday's 6-4 win over Minnesota at the NHL prospects tournament in Traverse City, Mich. Milano suffered a fractured orbital..." September 14

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    Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN

    Don't be surprised if recently-signed Sonny Milano does not play today for CBJ. Club exercising caution after Milano's injury yesterday

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    Aaron Portzline @Aportzline

    Told #CBJ asst. GM Bill Zito and Ryan Johansen's agent, Kurt Overhardt, met yesterday in Traverse City. No progress; still $3M apart / year

  • Johansen talks likely to resume

    Columbus Dispatch "It has been six weeks since the Blue Jackets and center Ryan Johansen’s agent, Kurt Overhardt, have had contract negotiations, but that is expected to change this weekend. Blue Jackets management, along with most of the organization’s top prospects, are traveling on Thursday to the annual..." September 10

  • What if the Blue Jackets and Johansen don’t reach a deal?

    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 31

  • No contract talks between Milano and Blue Jackets

    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

  • Columnist cautions against holdout for Blue Jackets’ Johansen

    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

  • Negotiations remain ‘chilly’ between Columbus, Ryan Johansen

    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

  • Jackets: Milano Decision Was His Alone

    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

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    NHL Blue Jackets @BlueJacketsNHL

    #CBJ 2014 NHL Draft Pick Sonny Milano has informed Boston College Hockey that he will play with the OHL's Plymouth Whalers this season.

  • Blue Jackets' Milano sticking with Boston College "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

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    Jeff Marek @JeffMarek

    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.

  • Ryan Johansen and Blue Jackets at a stand still

    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

  • Jackets’ Horton happy having a full summer to prep for next season

    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

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    Blue Jackets signed Dana Tyrell to a one year contract at $655 000. Two way deal. $150 000 guarantee. #tvasports

  • Progress In Ryan Johansen Contract Talks

    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

  • Davidson believes Blue Jackets can ‘do some damage’ next season

    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

  • Erixon Gets One-Way Contract

    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

  • With Dubinsky locked up, Jackets next task is re-signing Johansen

    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

  • Brandon Dubinsky Signs 6-Year $35.1 Million Extension With Jackets

    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

  • Sean Collins resigned by Columbus Blue Jackets

    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

  • Johansen and Blue Jackets still far apart in contract talks "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

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    Aaron Portzline @Aportzline

    #CBJ announce that D Cody Goloubef has signed a one-year, two-way contract. #SPCs #fastandfurious

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    Aaron Portzline @Aportzline

    #CBJ confirm Corey Tropp contract signing. Two years. He was an RFA.

  • Blue Jackets re-sign Savard — two years, $2.6 million

    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

  • Jackets Sign Gibbons To 1 Year Deal

    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

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    Aaron Portzline @Aportzline

    #CBJ have begun early, exploratory contract extension talks w G Sergei Bobrovsky / C Brandon Dubinsky, both entering final year of contracts

  • Blue Jackets acquire Jerry D'Amigo, conditional pick from Maple Leafs in exchange for Matt Frattin "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

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    Hockey Central @SNHockeyCentral

    Blue Jackets re-sign defenceman Frederic St-Denis to a contract extension.

  • Ryan Johansen: It's disrespectful "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

  • Blue Jackets' Johansen gets qualifying offer: report "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

  • Ryan Johansen talks are at an impasse

    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

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    Rob Mixer @RobMixer

    Dalton Prout's contract extension is a one-way deal. #CBJ

    2014 NHL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    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

  • Blue Jackets re-sign backup G McElhinney to one-year deal "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

  • Flyers Trade F Hartnell to Blue Jackets for Umberger "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