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Edmonton Acquires D Nikita Nikitin from Columbus for 5th Rd Pick

JUNE 25, 2014 – COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired a fifth round selection in the 2014 NHL Draft from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for defenseman Nikita Nikitin, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Columbus re-acquired the pick it sent to Edmonton in exchange for defenseman Nick Schultz on March 5. Nikitin, 28, registered two goals and 13 assists ...Full Article

Flyers Trade Hartnell to Columbus for Umberger

JUNE 23, 2014 – The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired winger R.J. Umberger and a fourth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for LW Scott Hartnell, ...Full Article

Curtis McElhinney Signs 1-Year Extension with Columbus

JUNE 23, 2014 – COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Curtis McElhinney to a one-year contract extension, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. McElhinney, 31, posted a 10-11-1 ...Full Article

Blue Jackets Extend Coach Todd Richards

MAY 27, 2014 — COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed Head Coach Todd Richards to a two-year contract extension through the 2016-17 National Hockey League season, club ...Full Article

Round 1 Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets come into the postseason on a roll, the Penguins arrive with question marks aplenty. Sergei Bobrovsky (.923SV%; 2.38GAA) returned from injury on January 6, and the ...Full Article

Lindback, Gibson, Johansen NHL 3 Stars

APRIL 14, 2014 – NEW YORK — Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Anders Lindback, Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson and Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen have been named the ...Full Article

Snakebit: Horton Out 6 Weeks

APRIL 11, 2014 — HOCKEYTALK NEWS — The Columbus Blue Jackets released a statement this morning explaining that RW Nathan Horton, sidelined for most of the season after offseason ...Full Article

Blue Jackets Qualify for Playoffs for Second Time

APRIL 9, 2014 — HOCKEYTALK NEWS — Nathan Horton scored for the first time in 26 games even though he didn’t play, Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 33 of 34 shots ...Full Article

Bobrovsky, Okposo, Niemi NHL 3 Stars

NEW YORK (March 17, 2014) – Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo and San Jose Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi have been named ...Full Article

Seguin, Anisimov, Henrique NHL 3 Stars

MARCH 10, 2014 — NEW YORK — Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin, Columbus Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov and New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique have been named the ...Full Article

Gaborik Returns, Could be Valuable “Acquisition”

FEBRUARY 27, 2014 — Marian Gaborik has played four shifts since mid-November. He returns to the lineup tonight as the Blue Jackets travel to New Jersey. Gaborik scored his ...Full Article

MacKenzie 3 Suspended Games for Boarding Ekman-Larsson

JANUARY 3, 2014 — NEW YORK — Columbus Blue Jackets forward Derek MacKenzie has been suspended for three games, without pay, for boarding Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson during ...Full Article

Horton, Bobrovsky, Prout Return to Columbus Lineup

JANUARY 2, 2014 — COLUMBUS — Looks like the Blue Jackets finally get to see their big free agent signee from last summer.  28-year-old Nathan Horton had left shoulder ...Full Article

Blue Jackets Place Sergei Bobrovsky on IR

DECEMBER 4, 2013 — COLUMBUS — The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky on Injured Reserve with a groin strain, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. ...Full Article

Europe: Kekalainen to Serve as Assistant GM for Team Finland at 2014 Sochi Olympics

OCTOBER 29, 2013 — COLUMBUS — The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today that General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen has been named assistant general manager for Team Finland in advance of ...Full Article

Monday Morning Quick Shots: Umberger off the schneid, MacKinnon vs. Crosby tonight, more…

OCTOBER 21, 2013 — LOS ANGELES — Monday morning quick shots, a fast look at the NHL…Crosby and MacKinnon to meet…tonight in Pittsburgh: MONDAY NIGHT: MACKINNON VS CROSBY IN ...Full Article

Blue Jackets Re-Sign Tough Guy Jared Boll: 3yrs./$5.1M

SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 — COLUMBUS, OHIO — 3 yrs./$5.1M –Ed. FROM CBJ PR — The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed right wing Jared Boll to a three-year contract extension ...Full Article

A Semi-Apology to the Islanders

The other day I went off on the New York Islanders and said I fully expected them to get their butts whipped in the playoffs.  I also made comparisons ...Full Article