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The Columbus Blue Jackets have reassigned promising forward Boone Jenner to his junior team and newly acquired defenseman Tim Erixon to Springfield, Mass., of the American Hockey League.
The moves allowed the Blue Jackets to get down to the 23-man limit for their opener at Nashville on Saturday night.
The 19-year-old Jenner is the club's second-round pick in the 2011 draft who has put up big numbers with Oshawa of the Ontario Hockey League.
The 21-year-old Erixon played mostly in the AHL a year ago and sparingly with the New York Rangers. He was acquired in July along with forwards Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov and a first-round pick for Rick Nash, minor-league defenseman Steve Delisle and a conditional third-round pick in the draft.
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So much has changed with the Columbus NHL franchise that maybe they should be called the New Jackets.
The Blue Jackets are no longer Rick Nash - and a bunch of other guys.
After almost a decade of being known as ''Nash's team,'' the Blue Jackets, who open their 12th season on Saturday night in Nashville, will feature several players acquired from New York in...
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NASHVILLE: The Predators need to jump out to early lead. If they can get a couple goals before Columbus gets on the board, they should be able to get inside their heads. Remember, the Blue Jackets have only been to the playoffs one time in their 13-year franchise history, they have zero playoff wins and they just traded the face of their franchise, Rick Nash, to...
Rangers coach John Tortorella says it's the right time for Rick Nash to be in New York.
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Nash improves the Rangers' chances.
On the other side of North America, the Vancouver Canucks can't wait to resume their quest for their first NHL title.
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Welcome to New York, Rick. You're not in Ohio anymore.
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It is official…It’s HOCKEY TIME IN SMASHVILLE!! The long wait is over and fans are coming out in droves to sell-out Bridgestone Arena for tonight’s tilt against the oft-battered Columbus Blue Jackets.
Puck drop is at 7 P.M. and can be heard on 102.5 the Game and viewed on FS Tennessee with Pete Weber and Terry Crisp on the call.
Like an Ennio Morricone...
Yesterday, John Tortorella was a guest on WFAN's Mike Francesa radio show...
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...i've listened to a couple of Torts' radio interviews recently and man, is he obsessed with making sure his players don't get injured in camp.
Tortorella wasn't the only Ranger on the radio yesterday, as...
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One of the bigger stories during minicamp has been the position switch made by Marian Gaborik. Gaborik, a left-handed shot, has played the off-wing his entire career, until now. This season, Gaborik will at least start the year on the left side, with Derek Stepan as his center and Ryan Callahan as his right wing (the other top line is Carl Hagelin-Brad Richards...
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Springfield, MA, January 18, 2013 – Kris Newbury scored on the first shift of the game for the Connecticut Whale Friday night at the MassMutual Center, and again with 34 seconds left in the third, but the Springfield Falcons scored four goals in between for a 4-2 victory.
“I thought we had a good start, scoring on the first shift obviously helps, but we had a little letdown...
Despite losing one of the top defensemen in the league, the Nashville Predators still believe they're ready to take the next step in the postseason.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- There's a new, gigantic scoreboard hanging over center ice at Nationwide Arena.
The Columbus Blue Jackets, who play their games there, also have a new team president, a new head coach and six new players on the roster -- and no Rick Nash.
All of those changes took place in an effort to remold the club after a disastrous season.
John Davidson, the new president...
from Rory Boylen of The Hockey News,
If you can’t wait to see Dallas Star Jaromir Jagr, Carolina Hurricane Jordan Staal, New York Ranger Rick Nash, or Minnesota Wild Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, you’re not alone.
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