Found November 10, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
via Nick Kypreos tweet, Confirmed #NHL trade tonite. #Bluejackets (Kris) Russell for #Blues prospect Nikita Nikitin

Blue Jackets more than just a mess

How could it have gotten this bad this quickly in Columbus? Before the season, some felt this was a playoff team. Justifiably so, as there was a lot more optimism surrounding the team than usual. However, Thanksgiving is still two weeks away and the Blue Jackets’ season is, figuratively, over – and there are countless reasons for it.Through the first 15 games, with a 2-12...

Blues Add Skill, NHL Experience To Blue Line

New Blues coach Ken Hitchcock had Kris Russell during his time in Columbus. He knows that the former defenseman-of-the-year in the Canadian Hockey League still offers major offensive upside. He also could see that Blues defenseman Nikita Nikitin remained in a weird second-year funk. So he nodded in approval when Blues general manager Doug Armstrong dealt Nikitin to the Jackets for...

St. Louis Blues acquire D Kris Russell from Columbus Blue Jackets for Nikita Nikitin

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Game 16: Blackhawks at Blue Jackets Preview aka SlumpBusters

I have no words for this.Game Time: 6 PMTV / Radio: CSN / WGN RadioNext Relocation Victims: Light The Lamp Today's lesson: lucky timing.  If ever the Blackhawks needed a slump buster of a game, its now.  After playing two absolutely dreadful games, the Hawks get to play against the worst team in the NHL, the Columbus Blue Jackets. The BJs are coming off a 9-2 curb-stomping...

John Jaeckel: Hawks-Jackets Gameday

Blackhawks at Blue Jackets 7 Eastern/6 Central Nationwide Arena CSN-Chicago/WGN Radio Records: Chicago, 8-4-3 Columbus, 2-11-1 Special Teams: Chicago: Power Play 30th, Penalty Kill 21st Columbus: Power Play 29th, Penalty Kill 28th Projected Lineups: Chicago Frolik-Toews-Sharp Carcillo-Kane-Hossa Brunette-Bolland-Bickell Stalberg-Kruger-Mayers Seabrook...

Blue Jackets get C Letestu in trade with Penguins

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired center Mark Letestu from the Pittsburgh Penguins for a fourth-round pick in next year's NHL draft.

Columbus Blue Jackets Activate Right Wing Jared Boll Off Injured Reserve

Tweet COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated right wing Jared Boll off injured reserve, Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager S...

Eric Smith: A Loss and a Trade - Just Average Day In Columbus

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Blue Jackets, Blues swap blueliners

The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired defenseman Nikita Nikitin from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for defenseman Kris Russell.

Blues acquire D Russell from Columbus

The St. Louis Blues added one of new coach Ken Hitchcock's favorites from his former team, acquiring defenseman Kris Russell from the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Blues send D Nikitin to Columbus for D Russell

The St. Louis Blues added one of new coach Ken Hitchcock's favorites from his former team, acquiring defenseman Kris Russell from the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Chicago Blackhawks (8-4-3) at Columbus Blue Jackets (2-11-1), 7 p.m. (ET)

The Blue Jackets have had quite some time to stew over an embarrassing loss in Philadelphia. Columbus will try to put that defeat, as well as its awful start to the season, in the rearview mirror when it hosts the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at Nationwide Arena.

Eklund: Darn Tyutin!

So chances are most of you have been blissfully sleeping...and wow am I ever jealous..but here's what has happened...and more importantly, what HASN'T happened. The Blue Jackets and Blues have indeed made a trade. Kris Russel to the Blues for Nikita Nikitin. If there is one thing about Hitchcock as a coach, he loves to surround himself with a few players who can help...

Blues, Jackets swap Ds Nikitin, Russell (AP)

The St. Louis Blues added one of new coach Ken Hitchcock's favorites from his former team, acquiring defenseman Kris Russell from the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Blue Jackets received defenseman Nikita Nikitin in the deal, which was announced Friday. The 24-year-old Russell has two goals, an assist and 13 penalty minutes in 12 games with Columbus.
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