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R.J. Umberger | Winger

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/3/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
College: Ohio State
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The return of right wing R.J. Umberger likely means a healthy scratch for fourth-liner Corey Tropp.
Umberger skated in practice Friday on the third line, with center Artem Anisimov and right wing Blake Comeau. That pushed Derek MacKenzie into Tropp’s spot on the left side of the fourth line, with center Mark Letestu and right wing Jared Boll. Apr 19 - 10:12 AM

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R.J. Umberger (upper body) will be available for Game 2 on Saturday.

Umberger missed the Blue Jackets' playoff opener due to the injury. He had 18 goals and 34 points in 74 contests in 2013-14.
Apr 18 - 12:13 PM

R.J. Umberger (upper body) is a possibility for Game 2 on Saturday.

Umberger won't be on the ice when the Blue Jackets' series against Pittsburgh starts on Wednesday. He had 18 goals and 34 points in 74 games this season.
Apr 16 - 9:31 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets think R.J. Umberger (upper body) will return before the end of the first round.

Umberger won't participate in Game 1 though. He had 18 goals and 34 points in 74 contests this season.
Apr 15 - 10:05 AM

R.J. Umberger is now out indefinitely with an upper body injury.

Umberger was projected to miss at least a couple of weeks when the injury occurred a week ago but his status has now changed as the playoffs are set to begin. He had been a healthy scratch of late and will end the season with 34 points, including eight power play goals.
Apr 13 - 6:48 AM

R.J. Umberger is projected to miss at least a couple of week because of an upper-body injury.

He had been a healthy scratch in four of the past 10 games. Umberger has skated on the fourth line in his past two appearances in the lineup. He leads the Blue Jackets with eight power-play goals and has 34 points in 74 games.
Apr 7 - 2:55 PM

R.J. Umberger will spend Tuesday's game in the press box.

It will be the fourth time Umberger has been listed as a healthy scratch in seven games. This is just the second season of his five-year, $23 million contract, but it wouldn't be surprising if the Blue Jackets used a compliance buyout on him over the summer.
Apr 1 - 2:16 PM

R.J. Umberger was a healthy scratch on Saturday.

It was the third time in six contests that Umberger has found himself in the press box and that cannot be sitting well with the veteran. He has 18 goals and 33 points this season in 71 games but has not had a point in his last five games.
Mar 30 - 3:31 AM

R.J. Umberger returned to the Columbus lineup after a two game benching.

Umberger saw 3:52 minutes of power play time as part of his 14:49 minutes of play as he lined up with Artem Anisimov as well as Nick Foligno in the 2-0 loss to the Islanders. Umberger has scored only once in his last seven games and has 18 goals and 33 points in 68 games this season.
Mar 24 - 5:19 AM

R.J. Umberger, who has been a healthy scratch for the Blue Jackets' last two games, may draw back in against the Islanders Sunday afternoon.

It is not a given Umberger will play, but we get the feeling that Columbus coach Todd Richards wants to give his slumping forward a chance to redeem himself. "By no means is he in the doghouse or anything like that," Richards said of Umberger. "But we want to get him back into games, yeah." Don't be surprised if Umberger dresses Sunday and responds with a solid game.
Mar 23 - 9:44 AM

R.J. Umberger will be scratched Thursday night.

"(R.J.'s) been OK, but I think there's more," coach Todd Richards said. "I think he can be better." Umberger has one goal in his last six games.
Mar 20 - 3:40 PM

R.J. Umberger (finger) ended up playing on Monday after being listed as a game-time decision.

Umberger had two shots on goal and logged 13:39 minutes in Columbus' 2-1 win over Toronto. He has 16 goals and 31 points in 61 games this season.
Mar 4 - 9:37 AM

R.J. Umberger is officially listed as game-time decision, but coach Todd Richards expects him to play against Toronto on Monday night.

He sustained a finger injury in Saturday's against the Florida Panthers, but he was able to finish the contest. Umberger left Monday's practice early.
Mar 3 - 4:00 PM

R.J. Umberger had a goal and an assist in Columbus' 4-2 victory on Monday.

It was Umberger's 15th goal and 15th assist of the season. He's bounced back nicely after recording just 18 points in 48 contests in 2013-14.
Feb 4 - 6:47 AM

R.J. Umberger scored a goal for Columbus in a 3-2 loss to the Hurricanes Monday night.

Umberger has scored 14 goals on the season with six of those tallies coming with the man advantage, making him valuable in medium and deeper formats. Derek MacKenzie also found the back of the net for Columbus in the losing effort.
Jan 27 - 9:49 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Johansen
2Brandon Dubinsky
3Artem Anisimov
4Derek MacKenzie
5Ryan Craig
LW1Nick Foligno
2Matt Calvert
3Boone Jenner
4Matt Frattin
5Mark Letestu
RW1Nathan Horton
2R.J. Umberger
3Cam Atkinson
4Jared Boll
5Corey Tropp
6Blake Comeau
7Jack Skille
D1James Wisniewski
2Jack Johnson
3Fedor Tyutin
4Ryan Murray
5Nikita Nikitin
6David Savard
7Dalton Prout
8Nick Schultz
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney
3Mike McKenna
4Jeremy Smith