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As the season winds down for the Columbus Blue Jackets, coach John Tortorella has begun the process of evaluating his club for future. In a 3-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings Thursday night in front of 14,415 in Nationwide Arena, Tortorella tinkered with lines throughout looking for both...

Individual game tickets to the Columbus Blue Jackets’ four home preseason games at Nationwide Arena will go on sale Monday, August 3 at 10 a.m., the club announced today. The home preseason schedule opens with a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday, September 21 followed by a contest...

The Columbus Blue Jackets have extended their agreement with the Springfield Falcons for the club to serve as the organization’s American Hockey League affiliate through the 2014-15 season, Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen and Falcons President and General Manager Bruce Landon announced today. “Our affiliation with the Springfield...

The Columbus Blue Jackets have added goaltender Mike McKenna to the roster on emergency recall from the American Hockey League’s Springfield following last night’s injury to Sergei Bobrovsky, who will reportedly miss 4-5 weeks due to a groin strain. The club has also assigned forward Michael Chaput to Springfield....

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Derek MacKenzie will miss tonight’s game with Edmonton after suffering a strained back in the team’s Nov. 22 game against Vancouver. He is eligible to return Saturday. MacKenzie, 31, has recorded 2-1-3 and nine penalty minutes in 22 appearances with Columbus this season. He has also dished...

The Columbus Blue Jackets had a big game when they needed it. Ryan Johansen, R.J. Umberger and Fedor Tyutin scored powerplay goals to lead the Jackets past Ottawa 4-1 Sunday afternoon. Derek MacKenzie also scored for Columbus (7-10-3), and Sergei Bobrovsky had 30 saves in the team’s first game of a five-game Canadian roadtrip. “When...

Not a spelling mistake, but an equipment issue. Columbus Blue Jackets rookie forward Michael Chaput’s third jersey helmet last night read “Clumbus.” Chaput took to Twitter today to say there was a logical reason. “This isn’t a spelling mistake,” he said. “I had to make the helmet smaller. Which...

After a rough five-game losing streak, the Columbus Blue Jackets were able to show signs of life. Five different Jackets scored goals and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 24 of 26 shots to give Columbus a 5-2 win over the New York Islanders Saturday night before 13,949 at Nationwide Arena. The...

In January 2012, Curtis McElhinney lay on a hospital bed undergoing abdominal surgery with questions about his hockey future in doubt. “I went in the surgery not knowing,” he said. “I think that was the first question I asked the doctor when I came to after the surgery.” Twenty-two...

BY CHRIS PUGH Columbus Wired One of the more intriguing storylines of the Columbus Blue Jackets’ is whether defenseman Ryan Murray will make the team. Murray, the No. 2 overall pick of the 2012 NHL Draft by the Jackets, had some positive and negative moments during the team’s pre=season...

Jackets rookie and Dublin native Trent Vogelhuber played in his first NHL game for Columbus before friends and family at Nationwide Arena. He marks the first Central Ohio resident to play in a preseason or regular season game for the Jackets. “I try not pay too much attention to...

The Columbus Blue Jackets officially announced the signing of goalie Anton Forsberg to a three-year entry-level contract today. Forsberg, a sixth-round pick by Columbus in the 2011 NHL Draft, won 24 games last season in 33 appearances  with Sodertalje of Sweden’s HockeyAllsvenskan last season. He ended the season second...

After the disappointment of missing the playoffs by one point, the Columbus Blue Jackets have high hopes going into the off season with a 19-5-5 finish. “We’ll remember the way we finished,” Columbus forward Mark Letestu said. “Going into the offseason, there should be a lot of optimism and excitement around...

The Edmonton Oilers’ surprising 6-1 win over the reeling Minnesota Wild Friday night has opened up another playoff possibility for the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night. If the Jackets win at home against Nashville and the Detroit Red Wings lose at Dallas in regulation on Saturday or the...

The Columbus Blue Jackets kept their playoff hopes alive with an impressive 3-1 road win Thursday night over Dallas. With the victory, the Jackets reportedly needs to beat Nashville on Saturday, and have the Stars beat the Red Wings in regulation on Saturday, or have the Wild earn no more...