DEREK MACKENZIE RUMORS

RECAP: Game One. Penguins beat Blue Jackets 4-3.

Derek MacKenzie had just scored on a shorthanded breakaway to make it 3-1 Jackets early in the second. Groans were being used as currency in CONSOL. But then the beast awoke. More specifically, the Pens’ PP awoke. They answered the 3-1 deficit by scoring twice in the next 1:36. The PP went 2 for 3 on the night and gave up a shorty while the Jackets’ PP went 1 for 4. The Jackets...
Via The Pensblog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

(Video) Brad Malone vs Derek MacKenzie Fight

s/t to The Whistler who sent me this video in an email today. Brad Malone absolutely works Derek MacKenzie. Not even a close fight; Malone also scored a goal as well.
Via Goon's World
18 days ago  |  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

Three Takeaways from the Blue Jackets 3-2 loss to Carolina

One: The first period was all Blue Jackets, all the time. They dominated the Hurricanes with a very good fore-check, crisp, clean passing and entered the zone with speed. This directly led to the two goals that Derek MacKenzie and RJ Umberger scored. Two: In the 2nd, and again in the 3rd period, Carolina pushed back. Columbus was able to weather the storm in the 2nd, but not so much...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 27, 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 the...
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

NHL Suspends Derek MacKenzie Three Games for Hit on Oliver Ekman-Larsson (Video)

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Derek MacKenzie made a bad hit Thursday night against the Phoenix Coyotes, and it didn’t take long for the NHL to respond. MacKenzie boarded Phoenix defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson during the Blue Jackets’ 2-0 win over the Coyotes with a crushing hit from behind. MacKenzie crunched Ekman-Larsson into the boards in the neutral zone. The league then...
Via NESN.com
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
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