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Recently the Columbus Blue Jackets have suggested they may be willing to part with one of their three first-round draft choices this June in a deal to acquire a scoring forward so long as that player was not a "rental." By rental of course we mean a player not in his last season before he becomes an UFA. This idea comes as a surprise in some ways since Columbus GM Jarmo Keklainen is known for scou...
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Columbus Blue Jackets center Mark Letestu has signed a two-year contract extension through the 2014-15 season.
The 28-year-old Letestu has 20 goals and 24 assists for 44 points in 85 games since joining the Blue Jackets in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins in November 2011.
This season, he has nine goals and 11 assists for 20 points. He ranks second on the club in all three...
Blue Jackets trade Steve Mason to Flyers. #transactions2013
— Renaud Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) April 3, 2013
#CBJ G Steve Mason confirms to The Dispatch he's been traded to Flyers. Trade call with league is pending.
— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) April 3, 2013
Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record says JT Miller was recalled back to the Rangers after being assigned to the Whale this morning. Gross adds that Miller will NOT be in the line-up tonight vs. the Penguins.
Meanwhile, Katie Strang at ESPN reports that Derick Brassard is en route to New York and could be here before game time.
...what an absolutely wacky day.
COLUMBUS - Standing comfortably in a light colored t-shirt and jeans today, Mark Letestu appeared relaxed and relieved.
Things have been going in the right direction, he quipped to the media scrum at Nationwide Arena Tuesday, where the Columbus Blue Jackets held an optional skate in the Ice Haus.
As the trade deadline hangs uncomfortably over the heads of players in every club, Letestu...
Call Nick Drazenovic the poster boy for airline miles. Heck, call him the guy whos never quite sure what city hes in when he wakes up in the morning. Whatever, just call him.
Thats what the Columbus Blue Jackets have been doing this season, with regularity. Drazenovic, the former 6th-round pick of the St. Louis Blues in 2005, has been recalled to the parent Blue Jackets from the...
from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch,
General manager Jarmo Kekalainen wants to add some offensive firepower to his resurgent club, but he doesn’t want to trade a player off the current roster or give up a significant part of the club’s future.
“We’re looking to add,” Kekalainen said last night. “We’ve put into play one of our first-round picks, the...
(Photo by: Paul Sancya/AP Photo)
Young goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky has found a comfortable place to play hockey without an extremely hostile environment pouring the pressure on to make the playoffs. Before coming to Columbus, Bobrovsky was a wash up out of Philadelphia. There were low expectations for him, and also the entire Blue Jackets' organization. However,...
The Philadelphia Flyers acquired Steve Mason from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Michael Leighton in a deal of backup goalies.
Mason was stuck behind Sergei Bobrovsky in Columbus and was 3-6-1 with a 2.95 goals-against average and a .899 save percentage. In 232 games over five seasons with the Blue Jackets, Mason has a record of 96-99-27 with a 2.90 GAA, .903 save percentage...
New York Rangers forward Marian Gaborik was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. In exchange, the Rangers will reportedly receive forwards Derick Brassard, Derek Dorsett and defenseman John Moore.Marian Gaborik will and major scoring touch to Columbus. This move should replace some of the talent lost in the Rick Nash deal.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are making a push for the playoffs by acquiring Marian Gaborik. The Buffalo Sabres continue to retool by dealing captain Jason Pominville. And rookie of the year candidate Cory Conacher is heading to Ottawa.
These were among the notable players moved before the NHL trade deadline Wednesday.
Columbus completed three deals, including one acquiring Gaborik...
The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded Steve Mason to the Philadelphia Flyers in return for Michael Leighton and a third round pick. Mason, 24, was the 2009 Calder Trophy winner as the NHL’s Rookie of the Year. Since then, he has only fallen downwards and was replaced by Sergei Bobrovsky as the starter. The Blue Jackets also received Blake Comeau [...]
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By Tim Lucarelli (@tlucarelli)
A few days before the trade deadline, the consensus was that most of the big fish had already been moved – Jay Bouwmeester, Ryane Clowe, Jaromir Jagr, Derek Roy, Jarome Iginla, and Brenden Morrow. But Columbus GM Jarmo Kekalainen – who had been relatively quiet since being named GM on February 13th – was ready...