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Ryan Russell | Winger | #25

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/2/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 180
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 7 (211) / NYR

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Ryan Russell has reportedly signed with Leksand of the Swedish Elite League.
Russell had 10 goals and six assists in 62 games with the AHL Springfield Falcons last season. He was originally taken with the 211st pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft and has gone on to play in 41 career NHL games. Tue, Jul 30, 2013 09:02:00 PM

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The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed Ryan Russell on waivers.

Russell agreed to a two-way deal with Columbus in May. He has three goals and four points in 22 AHL contests this season.
Sun, Jan 13, 2013 01:55:00 PM

Ryan Russell has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with Columbus.

He was acquired from Montreal in exchange for forward Mike Blunden last summer and split between the Jackets and their AHL affiliate in Springfield during the 2011-12 campaign. Russell had two goals in 41 NHL appearances in his first taste of big-league action.
Thu, May 24, 2012 05:31:00 PM

Ryan Russell successfully cleared waivers.

The Blue Jackets waived him to give the team "flexibility," according to GM Scott Howson. Russell will be allowed to participate in the AHL playoffs if the Springfield Falcons qualify.
Sat, Mar 24, 2012 01:53:00 AM

Ryan Russell has been waived again by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

GM Scott Howson said the move was made to provide the team with "flexibility." Russell is eligible to compete in the AHL playoffs, if the Springfield Falcons can qualify, and he has tallied two goals in 32 games with the Jackets this campaign.
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 01:59:00 PM

No NHL team put in a claim for Ryan Russell while he was on waivers.

Russell has two goals in 21 games this season. He also has 20 hits and 24 blocked shots.
Mon, Feb 27, 2012 12:18:00 PM

Ryan Russell has been placed on waivers by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Russell has two goals in 20 games with the Blue Jackets. He also has nine goals and 15 points in 30 AHL contests.
Sat, Feb 25, 2012 01:26:00 PM

Ryan Russell is slated to get third-line duty in Columbus following Antoine Vermette's trade to Phoenix.

Russell will play alongside center Samuel Pahlsson and right winger Derek Dorsett. He has registered two goals and 19 shots in 19 appearances with the Blue Jackets this year.
Thu, Feb 23, 2012 02:08:00 PM

Ryan Russell was a healthy scratch on Sunday.

Including his NHL debut on Jan. 7, Russell played in 19 straight contests before spending a game in the press box. He has two goals, a minus-three rating, 14 hits, and 18 blocked shots with the Blue Jackets.
Mon, Feb 20, 2012 10:44:00 AM

Ryan Russell had four blocked shots in his NHL debut Saturday.

Russell played on the third line with Samuel Pahlsson and Derek Dorsett. He is the identical twin brother of former Blue Jacket and current St. Louis Blues defenseman Kris Russell. Russell had 15 points in 30 AHL games this season and does not warrant a pick up in fantasy hockey at this time.
Sun, Jan 8, 2012 07:46:00 AM

Ryan Russell has been called up by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Mark Letestu broke his hand on Thursday, so this promotion brings the Blue Jackets back up to 12 healthy forwards. Russell, who has 15 points in 30 AHL contests, should make his NHL debut on Saturday. In case you were wondering, Ryan is also the identical twin brother of former Blue Jackets and current Blues defenseman, Kris Russell.
Fri, Jan 6, 2012 12:42:00 PM

Ryan Russell has successfully cleared waivers.

As expected Russell was sent to AHL Springfield. He had 10 goals and 11 assists in 65 AHL games last season.
Wed, Oct 5, 2011 10:05:00 AM

Ryan Russell was placed on waivers by the Columbus Blue Jackets today.

If he clears waivers at noon Tuesday, Russell will be demoted to Springfield of the AHL. Russell has no fantasy value.
Mon, Oct 3, 2011 08:52:00 PM

Ryan Russell will either be demoted to Springfield of the AHL or be placed in the injured list.

If he recovers from a bruised foot sustained when he blocked a shot last week, he will be demoted to the AHL. If he is not fully healthy, he will be placed on the injured list. Either way, he won't be with Columbus once the NHL season starts. Russell has no fantasy value.
Sun, Oct 2, 2011 10:03:00 AM

Ryan Russell has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract from Columbus.

The twin brother of Blue Jackets defenseman Kris Russell was acquired from Montreal last month after spending the past three seasons in the AHL with their minor-league affiliate in Hamilton. Russell had 10 goals and 11 assists in 65 games last campaign.
Mon, Aug 8, 2011 02:27:00 PM

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