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R.J. UMBERGER RUMORS

R.J. Umberger’s Game In Philadelphia

from Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post, When Umberger was a rookie with the Flyers, his locker was next to Mike Knuble’s. Through four games this season, Umberger is pointless and is hearing Knuble’s old advice. “Concentrate on five shots a game,” Knuble would tell Umberger. “Whether it’s rebounds or whatever, you’ll get out of your slump.” Well, so far...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Facing Salary Cap Issues, Would The Flyers Buy Out R.J. Umberger?

from Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News, With so much attention focused on Lecavalier, the Flyers' better option to clear cap space is staring them in the face. Newly reacquired forward R.J. Umberger is second only to Giroux in salary-cap hit among forwards. Umberger is a prime buyout candidate. The Flyers do not have any compliance buyouts remaining...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Move Umberger for Hartnell

#486143271 / gettyimages.com The Columbus Blue Jackets made a trade today involving RJ Umberger. Yes, the player who was routinely a late season scratch this past season. No, they didn’t have to retain any salary. Did they get themselves a player that was any good? That answer seems to be a resounding yes.   (click to enlarge) Taking a quick look at the numbers...
Via BS Hockey
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2013-14 Season Review- RJ Umberger: Dead Meat?

As you’ve probably all heard by now, the not-so-curious-case of RJ Umberger is a rather large headline going into the offseason. A stable presence since 2008, the veteran forward has asked for a trade from the Columbus Blue Jackets after a disappointing end to an already disappointing 2013-2014 season. RJ has seen a recent decline, starting after the lockout in 2012. An interesting...
Via BS Hockey
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: R.J. Umberger requests trade

According to the Columbus Dispatch, Blue Jackets winger R.J. Umberger has requested to be traded this summer. As the Jackets made their playoff push late in the season, Umberger was consistently a healthy scratch and the Dispatch sites that this may be one of the reasons for the request. Umberger's contract runs through the 2016-17 season and has a no-trade clause in his contract...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets scratch RJ Umberger

With just nine games left in the regular season, the Columbus Blue Jackets will sit R.J. Umberger Saturday night as they continue their playoff push against the Carolina Hurricanes. Umberger was a healthy scratch for the first time in his career for two games last week. His 18 goals are fourth best on the team, but he has not scored since March 13th. He has three goals in March....
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Umberger, college players long for NHL's return

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- One player skating around at the Ohio State hockey practice seems bigger and more assured of himself. He should. R.J. Umberger is an established top-six forward with the Columbus Blue Jackets who graduated after playing at Ohio State to become a solid contributor in the NHL. These days, with the league and its locked-out players staring each other down over...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Jackets' Umberger to help coach Ohio State

Its not every day that a college hockey team gets the chance to have an NHL player coaching from the sidelines. Its almost like a perfect storm, said Ohio State mens hockey coach Mark Osiecki on the addition of Columbus Blue Jackets forward R.J. Umberger to his coaching staff of Steve Rohik, associate head coach, and Joe Exter, assistant coach, today. Hes an alum, he lives here and...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Umberger to help coach at Ohio State

Locked out by the NHL, Columbus Blue Jackets forward R.J. Umberger is returning to his alma mater to help coach the Ohio State men's hockey team. The three-year letterwinner with the Buckeyes, who has spent the last four of his seven NHL seasons with the Columbus Blue Jackets, will be a volunteer assistant to coach Mark Osiecki. A former Academic All-Big Ten choice, Umberger...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Jackets activate Umberger from injured reserve

COLUMBUS, OHIO The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated left wing R.J. Umberger off injured reserve and recalled left wing Dane Byers from the Springfield Falcons, Columbus American Hockey League affiliate, club Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced today. Umberger, 29, has missed the last five games due to an upper body injury...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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