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Panthers' Derek MacKenzie takes advantage of rare power-play time

Panthers fourth-line center Derek MacKenzie is known for his faceoff and penalty-killing prowess so when desperate coach Gerard Gallant called his number to join the power-play unit late in the second period Saturday night, he was surprised to say the least. Seconds later MacKenzie, who was planted firmly in front of Devils goalie Cory Schneider, took a perfect centering pass from...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2013/14 Season Review: Derek MacKenzie

#487482101 / gettyimages.com I started writing this piece before Derek MacKenzie unceremoniously left the Blue Jackets. Reading it I started thinking to myself about not only the player but the person. He always had great character and seemed like the quintessential Jacket. Hard working, hard hitting and great with the fans. He was a player that never quit on a play and it showed...
Via BS Hockey
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Derek MacKenzie Takes Time To Meet Fans

Columbus Blue Jackets Derek MacKenzie took time to give back and meet fans for Front Street Friday. The 32-year-old center understands the importance of giving back to fans that hopefully translates to his teammates. Watch MacKenzie sign some autographs for those who stand behind the Columbus Blue Jackets. The post Blue Jackets Derek MacKenzie Takes Time To Meet Fans appeared first...
Via Beyond The Benches
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek MacKenzie still waiting for his first taste of the NHL playoffs

Derek MacKenzie has never been there. Actually, he's only "almost" been there once. We speak, of course, of the NHL playoffs. At the age of 32, the Columbus Blue Jackets forward is still waiting -- somewhat patiently (but not really) to play his first NHL playoff game. He played one game in the Blue Jackets 2008-09 season, but it wasn't in the team's first and...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL suspends Derek MacKenzie three games for boarding

Blue Jackets center Derek MacKenzie was suspended three games by the NHL for a hit from behind on Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson on Thursday. Although no penalty was called, the league determined yesterday that MacKenzie was guilty of boarding midway through the first period of the Blue Jackets’ 2-0 victory. Ekman-Larsson suffered an upper-body injury from theâ€...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus forward Derek MacKenzie suspended 3 games

NEW YORK (AP) -- Columbus Blue Jackets forward Derek MacKenzie was suspended for three games without pay by the NHL for Friday for boarding Phoenix defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson. No penalty was assessed for the hit in the first period of Columbus' 2-0 road victory. Ekman-Larsson didn't return to the game and missed practice Friday. The Coyotes said only that he had an upper...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

MacKenzie suspended three games for boarding

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Derek MacKenzie has been suspended for three games, without pay, for boarding Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson during NHL Game No. 620 in Phoenix on Thursday, Jan. 2, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 8:46 of the first period. No penalty was assessed for the hit.
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek MacKenzie rejoins Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets are one of the most wounded - if not the most wounded - team in the National Hockey League this season, but some of the players on the skids are set to return.Right winger Jack Skille and center Derek MacKenzie are scheduled to be back on the ice on Monday night as the 'Jackets travel to Raleigh, North Carolina to take on the Carolina Hurricanes...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets sign MacKenzie to 2-year deal

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Derek MacKenzie to a two-year contract. The 30-year-old MacKenzie has 19 goals and 26 assists with 92 penalty minutes and a plus-18 rating in 193 career NHL games. All but two of the assists came with the Blue Jackets. He also played for the Atlanta Thrashers. MacKenzie had seven goals and seven assists in a career-high 66 games with...
Via AP on Fox
May 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets C MacKenzie iffy for Saturday

Columbus Blue Jackets center Derek MacKenzie is questionable for Saturday's game against the Detroit Red Wings. MacKenzie sat out Saturday morning's skate due to the flu. The 30-year-old MacKenzie has five goals and five assists in 46 games this season.
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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