Blue Jackets Rumors & News

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    Aaron Portzline @Aportzline

    #CBJ GM Jarmo Kekalainen says club and Brandon Saad's agent, Lewis Gross, still working toward a deal.

  • Campbell signs two-year contract with Blue Jackets "The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Gregory Campbell to a two-year contract, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed. Campbell, 31, has registered 68 goals and 108 assists for 176 points and 618 penalty minutes in 721 career..." July 02

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Letestu to EDM is a three-year deal...

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    Aaron Ward @TSNAaronWard

    Edmonton Oilers close to signing Mark Letestu to a 3 year deal. Edmonton also on verge of long term deal with Andrej Sekera #TSN

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    The Columbus Blue Jackets continue to work on an extension for Brandon Saad and make it clear, they will match an offer sheet if necessary.

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Talks on a Brandon Saad contract extension with #CBJ continue this morning.

  • Blackhawks lock up Anisimov long-term

    Sportsnet "The Chicago Blackhawks wasted no time inking their latest acquisition to a long-term deal. Artem Anisimov, who was not set to become an unrestricted free agent until the summer of 2016, has agreed to a five-year extension with the champions, according to reporter Andy Strickland. The..." July 01

  • Brandon Saad Traded to Columbus

    The Hockey Writers "The 2015 Stanley Cup Champions have cap issues. It’s been no secret that they have to make some moves beyond just not signing some of their UFAs. Rumors have made the rounds that they’ve shopped Patrick Sharp and they’ve shopped Brian Bickell. What was a given, was that they would try to sign..." July 01

  • Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger lead 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame class

    CBS Sports "The Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 2015 class of inductees and is it ever a good one. Former NHL defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were all elected this year, as was forward Sergei Fedorov. Angela Ruggiero, a member of the U.S. Women's Olympic Team and one of..." June 29

  • Blue Jackets Lean Toward Defense, Add Werenski, Carlsson At Draft

    Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets' organizational depth chart had become tilted, in a way that worries NHL general managers. After taking so many forwards in the early rounds of recent drafts, and after losing top defensive prospect Mike Reilly to free agency, the Columbus pipeline was worryingly thin on the..." June 27

  • Bruins, Blue Jackets, Jets all interested in Coyotes' No. 3 pick

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes' No. 3 overall pick at the NHL Entry Draft has landed them on speed dial lists. Rumors have been swirling about what the team will do with their pick and trade talks continue to heat up as the draft approaches, with the Boston Bruins, Columbus Blue Jackets and Winnipeg Jets..." June 26

  • NHL to announce opening of formal expansion process

    CBS Sports "The NHL is expected to announce that the league's board of governors has approved the opening of a formal expansion process, barring something unforeseen, according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. This does not necessarily mean the league will expand, but this will allow the league to gauge..." June 24

  • Report: 3-on-3 overtime coming to NHL, pending board approval

    CBS Sports "It appears the NHL will have a new overtime format for the 2015-16 regular season. That should be music to the ears of anyone that despises the shootout. The NHL GMs and NHLPA agreed Monday to recommend a five-minute three-on-three overtime period for regular season games not decided in..." June 24

  • 10 NHL players who could be traded

    CBC Sports "The NHL's free-agent signing period opens on Canada Day, but the wheeling and dealing could begin much earlier for teams willing to go the trade route to upgrade their rosters. Get the scoop on 10 players considered to be on the block in this interactive graphic from The Canadian Press:" June 23

  • NHL sets 2015-16 salary cap at $71.4 million

    CBS Sports "The NHL salary cap will see a nearly two-and-a-half million dollar increase for the 2015-16 season. The league and the NHLPA announced on Tuesday afternoon that the salary cap for next season has been set at $71.4 million, with a salary floor of $52.8 million. The cap this past season was..." June 23

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    Aaron Portzline @Aportzline

    But, Kekalainen says No. 8 overall pick will still be used on best available player. "If all things are equal, maybe we choose a D. But ...

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    Shawn Mitchell @smitchcd

    #CBJ add Kenny McCudden to coaching an assistant. Former skating and skills coach for AHL Chicago Wolves.

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    Rob Mixer @RobMixer

    Per #CBJ GM Jarmo Kekalainen, Mike Reilly has informed the team he won't be signing in Columbus. Story coming.

  • Madaisky Signs New Deal

    Columbus Dispatch "Defenseman Austin Madaisky, who emerged as an offensive threat from the blue line in his second pro season, has signed a new contract with the Blue Jackets. He would have been a restricted free agent on July 1. It's a one-year, two-way contract, The Dispatch has learned. Madaisky has 12..." June 07

  • Blue Jackets remain hopeful Reilly signs with team "Columbus Blue Jackets director of amateur scouting Paul Castron remembers that when they selected defenseman Mike Reilly in the fourth round (No. 98) of the 2011 NHL Draft, it was with the hope that he could develop into a big piece of their future. Though Reilly may become an effective NHL..." June 05

  • CBJ sign two defensemen to entry-level deals

    Fox Sports Ohio "The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defensemen Blake Siebenaler and Dean Kukan to multi-year entry level contracts, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced Monday. Siebenaler signed a three-year deal, while Kukan was inked for two years. As is club policy, terms were not..." June 01

  • Blue Jackets sign D Cody Goloubef to extension

    Fox Sports Ohio "The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Cody Goloubef to a two-year contract extension through the 2016-17 National Hockey League season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced Thursday. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed. Goloubef, 25, registered nine assists with 19..." May 28

  • Deadline approaching for Jackets to sign prospect Peter Quenneville

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Columbus Blue Jackets have already lost prospect goaltender Oscar Dansk who decided to sign in the Swedish Hockey League earlier this week. According to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, the Jackets are now in danger of losing Peter Quenneville. GM Jarmo Kekalainen tells..." May 23

  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL

    CBS Sports "Slava Fetisov, a former NHL defenseman that is now a senator in Russia, has called for the country to place a ban on young Russian players from playing in the NHL, restrictions that used to be in place until the late 1980s when Fetisov himself was one of the first players from the country to make..." May 23

  • Columbus goalie prospect Dansk bolts for Sweden

    Pro Hockey Talk "Oscar Dansk is headed home. Dansk, taken 31st overall by Columbus at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, has decided to return to play in his native Sweden next season, according to the Columbus Dispatch. The decision comes after Dansk struggled in his first professional campaign in North America. He..." May 22

  • Foligno named sixth captain in Blue Jackets history "Nick Foligno was named the sixth captain in the history of the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday. "It's a tremendous honor," Foligno said. "You can't become a leader unless you have the respect in the room." Foligno, 27, set NHL career highs with 31 goals and 73 points in 79 games this..." May 20

  • Report: Blue Jackets pick Mike Reilly to test free agency

    CBS Sports "As has become a more common occurrence of late among NHL prospects, one of the top drafted players in college hockey has decided to test unrestricted free agency instead of signing with the team that currently holds his rights. Defenseman Mike Reilly, a fourth-round pick by the Columbus Blue..." May 18

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    One other thing: CLB looking for D and hearing Kerby Rychel's name out there. Jackets are loaded with good, young forwards. He has value.

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case

    Deadspin "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • Dano Suffers Injury At Worlds

    Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets rookie Marko Dano will miss the rest of the IIHF World Championships - and get a slow start on his off-season training -- after suffering a partially torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee. Dano told The Dispatch that the injury will not require surgery. He'll need four..." May 10

  • Can new NHL salary site be the next CapGeek?

    Sportsnet "Since CapGeek went offline in January, analysts, agents, media types and, yes, fans have been craving a suitable replacement source for NHL salary information. While a few websites such as offer up player salary and cap management statistics, no site has been able to focus solely..." May 07

  • Judge orders Bettman to testify on concussions lawsuit

    TSN "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has been ordered by a U.S. federal court judge to offer testimony in the concussions lawsuit filed by 60 former players against the league. TSN has learned that late Tuesday, a judge ordered Bettman to testify in July on matters related to the high-stakes..." May 06

  • Columbus has picked its new captain, says Davidson

    Columbus Dispatch "The players have spoken, and Blue Jackets’ management has responded – for the first time since Rick Nash was traded to the New York Rangers almost three years ago, the Blue Jackets won’t play another game until they name a captain. Blue Jackets president of hockey operations John Davidson told..." May 06

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    Marie Louise Balling @mlballing

    Oliver Bjorkstrand will join Team Denmark in Ostrava - expected to be here by May 6th. Could play versus Russia. #IIHFWorlds

  • Blue Jackets say consistency is biggest obstacle

    Columbus Dispatch "It would be easy for the Blue Jackets to explain away all of their 2014-15 troubles by pointing to injuries. True, 508 man-games lost is a staggering sum. But deep inside, the Blue Jackets know there’s more to fix than just their health. For three seasons, they have only played to their..." April 26

  • Blue Jackets Sign Hannikainen

    Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets have signed forward Markus Hannikainen to a two-year, entry-level contract. If that name sounds familiar, it's because Hannikainen attended development camp as an invitee last summer. Hannikainen, 22, had 19 goals and 27 assists in 60 games with JyP HT Jyvaskyla, along with 51..." April 20

  • 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 "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 "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 "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

    CBS Sports "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 "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