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Horton's Back Injury Could End Career

The Blue Jackets aren’t ready to move on without injured right wing Nathan Horton yet. But optimism is fading that Horton will be able to play this season, and there’s growing concern that the 29-year-old’s career might be finished. Horton, who signed a seven-year, $37.1 million free-agent contract with the Blue Jackets in the summer of 2013, has been diagnosed with “degeneration”...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Report: Nathan Horton’s Back Injury Could End Former Bruin’s Career

There’s a chance we have seen the last of Nathan Horton in an NHL uniform. The back injury that has sidelined the Columbus Blue Jackets winger since April could be a career-ender, sources told The Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline. “The Blue Jackets aren’t ready to move on without injured right wing Nathan Horton yet,” Portzline wrote Tuesday. “But optimism is fading...
Via NESN.com
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Nathan Horton Health Update Not Good

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers, The Blue Jackets aren’t ready to move on without injured right wing Nathan Horton yet. But optimism is fading that Horton will be able to play this season, and there’s growing concern that the 29-year-old’s career might be finished. Horton, who signed a seven-year, $37.1 million free-agent contract with the Blue Jackets in...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Columbus: Now is Time to Prepare for California Storm

As the Blue Jackets’ California series is about to begin, now is the time to gather and prepare your readiness kits. Yes Columbus, the forecast for falling cliches is quite dire and seems all but certain to increase throughout the weekend. You can already see the early impacts now, rip tides starting to nip at the edges of your local sports pages and websites. There is still time...
Via BS Hockey
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

State of the Union Blue: What does Davidson see as Jackets next step in Cup quest?

In part one of my conversation with Blue Jackets president of hockey operations John Davidson, he discussed how the team is overcoming adversity, the development of the younger players and gives his assessment of the club at this young point of the season. In this second installment, he expounds on a collective buy-in, the next steps and the tight-knit atmosphere surrounding the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three Cities Blackhawks Fans Should Invade in 2014-2015

1. BLACKHAWKS @ COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS  Saturday, December 20, 2014.  Where: Nationwide Arena – Columbus, Ohio. Distance from Chicago: 5 Hours (Drive)  Tickets: $40-$100 Eats: Melt Bar and Grilled http://meltbarandgrilled.com/ Drinks: Anywhere on High Street Why: Columbus remains one of mid-America’s best kept secrets. Home to the Ohio State University and one of the...
Via Sports Mockery
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Jackets put McElhinney on IR, call up Forsberg

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Curtis McElhinney on injured reserve and have added goaltender Anton Forsberg to the roster on emergency recall from their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts. McElhinney, the backup to top goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, suffered an upper body injury in Saturday's game at Ottawa and is...
Via AP on Fox
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State of the Union Blue: Davidson discusses team philosophy and more

It's been two years since the Blue Jackets hired John Davidson as their president of hockey operations. The club has forged ahead under his guidance by leaps and bounds. He added credibility where once there wasn't much to be had. He brought to Columbus a philosophy of building the team "brick-by-brick." He knows, and has said, that it will not be an easy or fast...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Blue Jackets Injury Update: Curtis McElhinney leaves game after collision, placed on IR

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Curtis McElhinney left Saturday night's game against the Ottawa Senators in the second period with an injury and did not return, as reported on NHL.com. The injury occurred on the Senators' second goal of the game. Teammate Nick Foligno collided with McElhinney, and each wound up in the Columbus net. He was able to skate to the bench on...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets recall goaltender Anton Forsberg; place Curtis McElhinney on IR

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Curtis McElhinney on Injured Reserve and have added goaltender Anton Forsberg to the roster on Emergency Recall from the American Hockey League's Springfield Falcons, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. McElhinney suffered an upper body injury in Saturday's game at Ottawa and is expected...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Blue Jackets score own goal and injures goalie

You have to really feel for Nick Foligno here. The Blue Jackets forward was just trying to work hard and break up a 2-on-1 pass and it went as bad as possible. Foligno deflected the puck into his goalie Curtis McElhinney and then crashed into him, knocking the puck into the net. To make things […] The post Blue Jackets’ Nick Foligno Scores On Own Team, Injures Goalie appeared...
Via Diehardsport
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Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 3-2 loss to the Senators

One: How does McElhinney going down impact the Blue Jackets? Wait and see until the length is determined. Bobrovsky can start all three of the road trip games and really be none the worse for wear. Two: While the passing might have been crisp at times, they need to shoot the puck whn  the opportunity arrives. Three: when you shoot yourself in the foot on a repeated basis, it...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday Live: Blue Jackets travel to Ottawa

Follow the action as the Blue Jackets travel to Ottawa to take on the Senators.     *** If multimedia does not immediately appear, please refresh your browser ***     BURST VIDEO   TWEETS  
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets-Senators Preview

Hashing things out in the locker room during their last game helped the Ottawa Senators to a third straight win following a season-opening loss. They'd prefer to avoid another slow start against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Senators look for Clarke MacArthur to continue doing his part Saturday night when they try to slow the Blue Jackets, who've also gotten off to a strong...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets' line starting to build chemistry

COLUMBUS -- Friday morning, after the team had come off the ice from practice, forward Jack Skille said that they had to come out and work, playing Blue Jackets hockey to beat a young and fast Calgary Flames club. Well, play hard and fast they did, putting up three goals for their third win in four games to start the season. It wasn't without moments of "oh no" running...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobrovsky, Blue Jackets hold off Flames 3-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Jack Skille, Ryan Johansen and Matt Calvert scored goals and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 29 shots to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Calgary Flames 3-2 on Friday night. Calgary trailed 3-0 when Mason Raymond broke up the shutout early in the third period. Josh Jooris narrowed the lead with a goal in his NHL debut, scoring off a pass from Mark Giordano...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Takeaways from Blue Jackets 3-2 win over Flames

Rick Gethin's rapid reaction from Friday night's Blue Jackets victory: One: Coming out and playing hard and with pace was what they needed to do to erase the poor effort from three days ago. They dictated the pace and flow of the game to their advantage, scoring twice in the first period and once in the second. Two: They still did not play a complete 60 minute game, taking...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Gifs #4: CGY @ CBJ (10/17/14)

Here are the goals from the first meeting between Calgary and Columbus in this young season. First Period: 1-0 CBJ: (2:59) Jack Skille (2) Tip-in – ASST: Mark Letestu (1), Matt Calvert (1) 2-0 CBJ: (5:21) PPG – Ryan Johansen (3) Snap shot – ASST: Nick Foligno (4), Cam Atkinson (2) Second Period:  
Via BS Hockey
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Jared Boll or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Goon

The discussion seems to come up every year. When is fighting going to go the way of the dinosaurs and become extinct? Most recently it has come up in a couple of prominent hockey circles. The first being on NBCSN and Mike Milbury, (he of the famous shoe beating incident) Milbury has stated his new found disdain for fighting and has stated it loudly. He has gotten into a verbal tussle...
Via BS Hockey
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest On The Blue Jackets Financial Issue

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers, The city- and county-financed agency that bought Nationwide Arena has not made a single payment on the loans that paid for the purchase. But public officials said yesterday that under the terms of the purchase deal, there is no risk of default. The executive director of the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority confirmed...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Financial Issues In Columbus?

from Mike Ozanian of Forbes, The Columbus Blue Jackets may be economically nonviable in Columbus, Ohio. The NHL team, which entered the league in 2000, lost a fortune during its first several years in Columbus. To keep the Blue Jackets from leaving town, the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority bought Nationwide Arena and gave the team free rent. The city-county...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

CBJ activate Brian Gibbons, send him to AHL team

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated forward Brian Gibbons off injured reserve and assigned him to their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts. Gibbons missed the first three games of the regular season with a lower body injury. The 26-year-old joined the Blue Jackets in July after spending the past three seasons in the Pittsburgh...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

CBJ activate Brian Gibbons, send him to AHL team

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated forward Brian Gibbons off injured reserve and assigned him to their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts. Gibbons missed the first three games of the regular season with a lower body injury. The 26-year-old joined the Blue Jackets in July after spending the past three seasons in the Pittsburgh...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets activate forward Gibbons, send him to AHL team

  The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated forward Brian Gibbons off injured reserve and assigned him to their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts. Gibbons missed the first three games of the regular season with a lower body injury. The 26-year-old joined the Blue Jackets in July after spending the past three seasons in the Pittsburgh organization. The...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Things: Blue Jackets vs Stars

Welcome to “Three things”, your recap-like-substance for Columbus Blue Jackets games. No one wants to read “this happened, then this happened” boring recaps, so instead of doing that, we’ll look at three important things from the night’s action and talk about those. Here are three things from Tuesday night’s 4-2 loss to Dallas. Underrated Foligno […] The post Three...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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