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R.J. UMBERGER RUMORS

Can Hakstol get production out of Lecavalier, MacDonald, Umberger?

In the 2014-15 season, the Flyers missed the playoffs primarily due to inconsistent play. But it was the inconsistencies of three players that were magnified, and for good reason. Combined, Vincent Lecavalier, R.J. Umberger and Andrew MacDonald make $14.1 million. Last season, they played in a combined 182 games, scoring 19 goals and adding 28 assists. Umberger was a minus-9....
Via Flyerdelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Umberger to undergo abdominal surgery, miss rest of season

R.J. Umberger will undergo season-ending surgery next week, the Flyers announced prior to Saturday's matchup with Detroit. Umberger's surgery will repair torn hip and abdominal muscles, and will need approximately 10 weeks of recovery time. Umberger's first season back in Philly ends after a nine goal, 15-point campaign -- the worst numbers of his career. He did find chemistry...
Via Flyerdelphia
March 14, 2015  |  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

Surprising trade sends Scott Hartnell to Columbus, R.J. Umberger to Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Flyers have traded Scott Hartnell to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for R.J. Umberger and a fourth-round pick. This surprising deal can be viewed from a variety of angles, but the majority of hockey fans are giving the Blue Jackets the initial edge in this transaction. Let’s take a look at contracts: Hartnell – Five years left at a cap hit of $4.75 million...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers want to help out the Blue Jackets, trade Hartnell for Umberger

It was really nice of the Flyers to give the Blue Jackets a boost today. Rookie general manager Ron Hextall traded Scott Hartnell for RJ Umberger and a 2015 fourth round pick. Hartnell and Umberger are both 32 years old and carry cap hits of $4.7M and $4.6M, respectively. Hartnell’s contract has five years remaining whereas Umberger’s has three. Zero salary was retained by either...
Via Save By Richter
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

Umberger Seeks Trade

Dispatch: R.J. Umberger has requested he be traded this summer, and #CBJ will try to grant his wishes, sources say http://t.co/B2PLUIRNBv — Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) May 18, 2014 The news came down from Aaron Portzline at the Columbus Dispatch that RJ Umberger made it known in the exit interviews that he would be open to a trade. Umberger was obviously upset that Todd Richards...
Via BS Hockey
May 18, 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' R.J. Umberger played through three injuries

Many in the hockey world were much impressed after last year's Stanley Cup Finals when it was reported that Bruins' star centre Patrice Bergeron played through torn rib cartilage, a broken right rib, a separated shoulder and a punctured lung. wikipedia via wikimedia commonsThis year another hockey player has impressed playing through serious injuries when ProHockeyTalk reported that...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 10, 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
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