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R.J. Umberger has enjoyed the extra time hes had with his wife and kids since NHL players were locked out at midnight Sept. 15 and regular season games were canceled through Oct. 24.Ive gotten to do extra things I wouldnt have been able to, said the Columbus Blue Jackets forward.And as of Monday, the three year letter winner for the Buckeyes will return to his alma mater to work as a volunteer coach for the Ohio State University mens hockey team keeping his legs moving and his mind on the game. A move that helps him stay ready for when the season starts up again as well as helps him define his life post-NHL player even further.I think college would be really fun, said the Pittsburgh-native of which level of hockey hed like to consider coaching someday. Being around the young kids and impacting their lives.These are all good things, he said, but at the same time, it was already a long summer with the season ending early, said Umberger, whose seven years and 551 career games in the NH...
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