Blue Jackets Rumors & News

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • Gagner's 4-point game carries Jackets past Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets earned the 500th victory in franchise history, with Sam Gagner recording two goals and two assists in a 4-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday at Nationwide Arena. Columbus (15-5-4) also got goals from Nick Foligno and Zach Werenski...." December 05

  • Blue Jackets top Coyotes in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It took 60 shots, overtime and a shootout but the Columbus Blue Jackets finally bested Arizona Coyotes goalie Mike Smith. Cam Atkinson and Sam Gagner scored in the shootout and the Blue Jackets overcame a franchise record 58 saves from Smith to post a 3-2 win on Saturday..." December 04

  • Saad, Bobrovsky help Blue Jackets stay hot

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- November was kind to the Columbus Blue Jackets. December is starting out pretty good for them, too. Brandon Saad had a goal and an assist, Sergei Bobrovsky made 18 saves and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Thursday night. Boone Jenner and Nick..." December 02

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02

  • Rangers remain NHL’s most valuable team, according to Forbes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have widened the gap atop the annual list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. According to Forbes, the Rangers’ franchise value has risen four percent in the last year to $1.25 billion. Meanwhile, the NHL’s second-most valuable team, the Montreal Canadiens, fell five percent..." December 01

  • Werenski named NHL's Rookie of the Month "Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski has been named the NHL's Rookie of the Month for November, the club and league announced today. He is the fourth Jacket to earn the honor, joining left wing Rick Nash (November 2002), center Derick Brassard (October 2008) and goaltender Steve Mason..." December 01

  • Blue Jackets blast Lighning 5-1

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Led by Josh Anderson's three-point night, the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 Tuesday at Nationwide Arena. A less-than capacity crowd of 10,366 witnessed the Blue Jackets establish franchise records for wins (nine) and points (21) for November...." November 29

  • Barkov's shootout tally lifts Panthers over Blue Jackets

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- NHL teams have to beat the Florida Panthers in regulation ... or they likely won't go home happy. The latter was the case for the Columbus Blue Jackets, who lost 2-1 in a shootout at the BB&T Center on Saturday night. Columbus could not get anything past Florida goalie..." November 27

  • Foligno, Saad reunion a success

    Columbus Dispatch "Being part of a prolific preseason line means little in the NHL. But Nick Foligno and Brandon Saad still share the occasional laugh about how long it took for them to be reunited. Last fall, the two wings bookended Ryan Johansen on a dynamic, high-scoring unit in the exhibition games. Former..." November 27

  • Blue Jackets get road win over Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella issued his team a directive heading into Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning to find the areas around the blue paint. The Blue Jackets responded and skated away with a 5-3 victory at Amalie Arena, handing the Lightning..." November 25

  • Official NHL expansion draft exempt list contains surprises

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights officially have a name and they’re starting to get a better sense of who will be off limits when the expansion draft is conducted in June. Sportsnet has obtained a memo distributed from the NHL to its 30 teams on Tuesday night, which outlines the 66 players currently..." November 24

  • Johnson, Flames blank Blue Jackets

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets weren't shut out all season until Chad Johnson and the Calgary Flames came to town Wednesday. Johnson made 34 saves, and the Flames earned a 2-0 win over the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. Johnson made nine saves in the third period,..." November 23

  • Vegas Golden Knights introduced as NHL's 31st franchise

    TSN "These Knights will be Golden. As gold confetti blasted into Sin City’s neon-drenched night sky, owner Bill Foley dubbed the NHL’s 31st franchise the Golden Knights, finally giving the first major professional sports team to call Las Vegas home a name and identity. The Vegas Golden Knights..." November 23

  • The Post-Burns Free Agent Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Unlike the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos saga of this past summer, the San Jose Sharks have spared hockey fans the drama and re-signed the top free agent on the market well before the trade rumors or free agency speculation could begin. Brent Burns inked an eight-year, $64MM extension..." November 22

  • Vegas NHL team finally unveils name tonight

    TSN "The NHL’s 31st franchise will unveil its name tonight with all the glitz and glitter you’d expect in Sin City. Owner Bill Foley will pull back the curtain on a tightly-kept secret with help from Cirque Du Soleil performers in a posh party outside T-Mobile Arena, just steps off the famous Las..." November 22

  • NHL team nicknames explained "Five months after being awarded an expansion franchise, Las Vegas owner Bill Foley will announce the name of his team Tuesday. There has been plenty of speculation around what the team will be called, but that will end Tuesday when Foley not only reveals the team name, but likely explains what..." November 22

  • Tortorella to Trotz: Quit whining about high-stick call

    Columbus Dispatch "John Tortorella has a message for Barry Trotz and members of the Capitals who think Nick Foligno embellished a third-period call Sunday that led to the Blue Jackets’ game-winning goal. “I read it – quit whining,” Tortorella said of Trotz’s comments following the Jackets’ 3-2 victory over the..." November 22

  • Blue Jackets' Jones returns from injury

    CBS Sports "Jones (foot) was activated off IR on Monday. It's not a guarantee that he'll be back for Monday's game against Colorado, but it seems like he's got a good shot at returning. Before his injury, he had six points in nine games, on pace for one of his best years if his momentum continues. " November 21

  • Avs top Blue Jackets on Duchene's OT goal

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Matt Duchene marked his return to the ice by scoring at 1:49 of overtime, leading the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night at Nationwide Arena. One of Colorado's alternate captains, Duchene missed four games prior to Monday's..." November 21

  • Late goal pushes Blue Jackets past Capitals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- On the road, in a tight Sunday afternoon affair against one of the league's powers, the Columbus Blue Jackets of the past might have been content to play conservatively and escape with a point. These Blue Jackets, however, are a much different team. Columbus took advantage of a..." November 20

  • McKenzie outlines critical issues in NHL-NHLPA escrow battle

    Fanrag Sports "Escrow. CBA. Lawyers. Ugh. No thanks. Anybody want to talk about politics instead? There may not be a more mind-numbingly awful subject to discuss for hockey fans than escrow. Truly. We’d generally rather devour a tasty dessert of trade rumors, but escrow and the CBA are the vegetables..." November 19

  • Matt Calvert Scores Blue Jackets' Game-Winning Goal After Receiving 30 Stitches

    Bleacher Report "Columbus Blue Jackets left winger Matt Calvert further proved on Friday night why hockey players are some of the toughest athletes on the planet. During a game against the New York Rangers, Calvert took a Nick Holden slap shot to the face with 10 minutes, 32 seconds remaining in the second..." November 19

  • Blue Jackets extend home winning streak to seven

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Matt Calvert received 30 stitches to his forehead and then proceeded to score the game-winning goal, as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the New York Rangers 4-2 at Nationwide Arena on Friday, setting a club record with their seventh consecutive home win. Sam Gagner and Boone..." November 18

  • NHL, Stakeholders Discuss Possible Change To Draft Age

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Could the NHL change the draft age from 18 to 19? TSN’s Bob McKenzie spoke about the possibility on Tuesday night’s edition of Insider Trading. Former third-overall-pick Pat LaFontaine is leading a group of stakeholders that includes the NHL, NHLPA, CHL, USHL, Hockey Canada, USA Hockey, and..." November 16

  • NHL has new meetings to discuss participation in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Tribune "NHL meetings are set for this week to discuss whether the league will participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. League officials will meet with the International Ice Hockey Federation in New York on Wednesday. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the NHL hopes to learn if any traction has..." November 16

  • Tortorella drops game-day practices

    Columbus Dispatch "John Tortorella is allowing his players to hit the snooze button on game-day mornings — provided they start on time when the puck drops at night. Applying a healthy two-hander to the ankles of hockey routine, the Blue Jackets coach no longer will require his team to show up at the rink on..." November 15

  • Atkinson, Blue Jackets clip Capitals in OT

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets continue to serve notice that they could be a contender this season. The latest example was a come-from-behind overtime victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday that improved Columbus to 6-1-1 in its last eight games. After tying the..." November 15

  • NHL Will Not Market Individual Rivalries or Players Because It's a Team Sport

    The Comeback "The NHL is done marketing individual rivalries. Speaking to Chris Johnston of, NHL Deputy Commissioner said the league is not marketing individual rivalries among players because “our sport is the ultimate team sport.” That’s a crock of BS for multiple reasons. First of all,..." November 15

  • Is NHL participation in 2018 Olympics really what’s best for hockey?

    Sportsnet "Wednesday’s meeting in New York City involving the NHL, its players and the IIHF to discuss involvement in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will resolve nothing. There will be no grandiose statements, fireworks and the singing of “We are the World”. What we will hear is that the nearly 20 million..." November 15

  • Atkinson, Gagner lead Blue Jackets to 8-4 victory over Blues

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Cam Atkinson recorded a career-high four assists while Sam Gagner scored twice to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to an 8-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday before 15,788 at Nationwide Arena. Team captain Nick Foligno added a goal and two assists as Columbus..." November 12

  • Jack Johnson reaches bankruptcy settlement

    Sportsnet "Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman Jack Johnson has reportedly reached a bankruptcy settlement in court with six of his eight creditors two years after his personal financial crisis became public. According to Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch, Johnson will give up most of the next two..." November 12

  • Tortorella reached out to Reaves after 'animal' comment

    Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella let a few profanities fly in his postgame comments in St. Louis last Saturday, but it was another word that caught some off-guard. Tortorella referred to Blues tough guy Ryan Reaves as “that animal” when he raved about the willingness of Blue Jackets captain..." November 12

  • The Blue Jackets had ‘high expectations’ for Werenski this season — and so far he has delivered

    Pro Hockey Talk "The list of NHL rookies this season is an impressive one. You’ve got Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine and Jimmy Vesey and William Nylander and Mitch Marner — all showing their potential to be star forwards in the very near future, if they’re not already on the verge of such status..." November 11

  • Offensive flurry pushes Bruins past Blue Jackets

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- It all happened in a hurry. And, for once, it had nothing to do with the team's top line. The Boston Bruins, down 1-0 early, erupted for four goals in a 4:01 span and then cruised to a 5-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets Thursday night. And the top line didn't..." November 10

  • NHL, PA among groups meeting about Olympics

    TSN "The NHL and NHLPA are just two of the groups set to meet next week to discuss the NHL's involvement at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. THe IIHF as well as USA Hockey and Hockey Canada will also meet in New York City next week. The..." November 10

  • Not an ideal start: 5 NHL coaches on the early-season hot seat

    Ottawa Sun "There is a reason why hockey coaches spend the entire game standing behind the players’ bench. If they had a seat, most would be too hot to actually sit on. That’s the life of a hockey coach. The proverbial hot seat might rise and fall in temperature during the season, but most feel it at..." November 10

  • Werenski, Jackets top Ducks in OT

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Rookie defenseman Zach Werenski scored 1:21 into overtime, the first game-winning goal of his career, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 Wednesday at Nationwide Arena. Werenski converted Alex Wennberg's backhand pass into the slot. He had two shots on..." November 09

  • Problem isn't with NHL DoPS, it's the rulebook

    TSN "The tin foil hats are on in Vancouver, chin straps done up nice and tight. Canuck fans are thoroughly convinced the NHL Department of Player Safety has it in for Daniel Sedin and the Canucks; that Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs are, as usual, benefitting from the league's Eastern bias..." November 07

  • Seth Jones placed on injured reserve "The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed defenseman Seth Jones on Injured Reserve, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. He is expected to miss three weeks after suffering a hairline fracture of his foot in Saturday's contest at St. Louis. Jones, 22, has registered three goals and..." November 07

  • Tarasenko's OT goal allows Blues to beat Blue Jackets

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Stuck in one of the worst scoring slumps of his career, St. Louis Blues' right winger Vladimir Tarasenko picked the right moment to break it on Saturday night. Tarasenko had been mired in a seven-game goalless drought before he scored 4:17 into overtime to give the Blues a 2-1..." November 05

  • Blue Jackets embarrass Canadiens, 10-0

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Led by team captain Nick Foligno's three-point night, the Columbus Blue Jackets embarrassed the Montreal Canadiens 10-0, handing them their first regular season loss in front of 14,436 at Nationwide Arena on Friday. The 10 goals scored by the Blue Jackets are the most..." November 04

  • Report: NHL may restrict All-Star Game to only ‘bona fide players

    The Hockey News "It looks as though the NHL is going to restrict the likes of John Scott from the All-Star Game by placing parameters around the definition of NHL player. Even though the NHL plans to continue to have populist voting for the All-Star Game, it’s still unclear whether or not the John Scott..." November 02

  • After missing five of first seven games, Murray back for Jackets

    Pro Hockey Talk "Columbus will get a big piece of its defense back on Tuesday, as Ryan Murray will suit up for the first time in four games when the Jackets host Dallas. Murray, out since Oct. 21 with a head injury following a hit from Chicago d-man Brent Seabrook, had also missed time earlier in the season..." November 01

  • Jones lifts Blue Jackets past Stars in OT

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Defenseman Seth Jones scored 46 seconds into overtime as the Columbus Blue Jackets extended the Dallas Stars' losing streak to three games with a 3-2 overtime victory in front of 10,141 at Nationwide Arena on Tuesday. "We moved (the puck) around a little bit," Jones said,..." November 01

  • Bankruptcy may end Bauer endorsements for top NHL stars

    TSN "Alex Ovechkin, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and other high-profile NHL players may find their endorsement contacts with Bauer hockey cancelled as early as Monday because the equipment manufacturer’s parent company is preparing to file for bankruptcy protection, a person familiar with the matter..." October 31

  • Entry-level contract decisions looming for a number of NHL teams

    TSN "Now that Connor McDavid has played nine games this season, the Edmonton Oilers will have to decide whether he plays No. 10 and burns a year on his entry-level contract. Uh, never mind on that one. This admittedly lame attempt at humour does underline two things, though. One, McDavid,..." October 31

  • Power play propels Sharks past Blue Jackets

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Thanks to two power-play goals and a strong effort in goal from Martin Jones, the San Jose Sharks literally turn out the lights on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday. San Jose won 3-1 in its second game of a three-game homestand that included a lighting failure late in..." October 28

  • IOC will have to pay for NHL players

    TSN "If the International Olympic Committee wants NHL players at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang they had best take a look at the people sitting at the table and their negotiating history. When they do, they’ll reach the conclusion they’re going to pay or they won’t have NHL players. There’s no..." October 27