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Aaron Palushaj | Winger | #42

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 187
College: U. of Michigan
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 2 (44) / STL

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Aaron Palushaj has been released from his professional tryout with Columbus.
He will report to the Cleveland Monsters of the AHL after he agreed to a contract with the team last week. Tue, Oct 4, 2016 04:23:00 PM

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Aaron Palushaj has inked a PTO with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Palushaj had 11 goals and 28 points in 57 AHL contests in 2015-16. The 27-year-old forward is a veteran of 68 NHL games, but he hasn't played at that level since the 2013-14 campaign.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Aaron Palushaj has signed with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Details of the contract weren't immediately disclosed. He suited up in 68 games with Montreal, Colorado and Carolina before heading to the KHL for the 2014-15 campaign. He played for Medvescak Zagreb and Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg, where he posted seven goals and 21 points in 53 games.
Thu, May 21, 2015 12:02:00 PM

Aaron Palushaj will play for Zagreb of the KHL next season.

The 25-year-old forward made the announcement on his Twitter account Monday. Palushaj played two games with Carolina last year and he appeared in 68 contests with the club's AHL affiliate in Charlotte. He recorded 22 goals and 58 points in the minors, but didn't receive a qualifying offer from the Hurricanes in the summer.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 02:23:00 PM

Aaron Palushaj has been sent to AHL Charlotte.

Palushaj logged 9:35 minutes and had a minus-one rating with Carolina on Tuesday. He has 15 goals and 39 points in 41 AHL contests this season.
Wed, Jan 29, 2014 03:16:00 PM

Aaron Palushaj was called up from the minors on Tuesday January 28.

Palushaj had a minus-one rating in 9:35 minutes in Carolina's 3-0 defeat. That was his second game with the Hurricanes in 2013-14.
Wed, Jan 29, 2014 01:29:00 AM

Aaron Palushaj has been sent to AHL Charlotte.

The Hurricanes had to clear up a roster spot for the return of Elias Lindholm. Palushaj has nine goals and 28 points in 34 AHL games in 2013-14.
Wed, Jan 8, 2014 03:57:00 PM

Aaron Palushaj was called up from the minors on Sunday.

Palushaj played 25 games for the Avalanche last season before signing with Carolina as a UFA in the off-season. He was on the ice for 9:04 minutes with a shot on goal and a hit. The winger had nine goals and 28 points for the Carolina Checkers of the AHL before his recall. He has little fantasy value as a bottom six forward.
Mon, Jan 6, 2014 01:40:00 AM

The Carolina Hurricanes have sent Aaron Palushaj to Charlotte of the AHL.

The former Av signed a two-way deal with Carolina in the off-season. He will have to pass through waivers before reporting to Charlotte. He had two goals and nine points in 25 games with Colorado last season so he has some offensive ability.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 07:14:00 AM

Aaron Palushaj has signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Palushaj became a 23-year-old unrestricted free agent after the Avalanche decided not to present him with a qualifying offer. "Aaron is still a young player and has some NHL experience under his belt," said Hurricanes VP of hockey operations Ron Francis. "He has good speed and good hands and we believe he can push for a job in Raleigh come September." He had two goals and seven assists in 25 games with the Avalanche in 2013.
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 02:30:00 PM

The Colorado Avalanche didn't present Aaron Palushaj with a qualifying offer.

Palushaj had two goals and nine points in 25 games last season. This move will allow Palushaj to become an unrestricted free agent on July 5.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 10:26:00 AM

Aaron Palushaj was a top-six forward in practice on Sunday as he lined up alongside Ryan O'Reilly and Gabriel Landeskog.

The Avs are reeling a bit as they are losers of three in a row and coach Joe Sacco tried to stir things up in practice, playing Palushaj with his two highly regarded teammates. Sacco also moved a couple of lines around, putting John Mitchell with Paul Stastny and Milan Hejduk and David Jones with Chuck Kobasew and Cody McLeod, leaving the Matt Duchene, P.A. Parenteau and Jamie McGinn line intact.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 06:35:00 AM

Aaron Palushaj has been bumped down to the fourth line.

Someone had to make room for the return of Gabriel Landeskog (head). Palushaj has four points in five games, but given this latest development, we can't recommend holding onto him in standard leagues.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 10:08:00 AM

Aaron Palushaj is off to a great start with the Colorado Avalanche.

Palushaj has two goals and four points in five games after being claimed off of waivers. "This is a great opportunity for me," Palushaj said. "I'm on a new team and getting to play with two great linemates like Paul Stastny and David Jones. It's great to be in Colorado. I love it here and we've just got to keep getting wins here." It's worth noting that Palushaj has only averaged 13:01 minutes per game and it's not clear where he'll fall into the lineup when Gabriel Landeskog (head) returns. Still, this is a situation worth monitoring.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 09:24:00 AM

Aaron Palushaj is grateful to the Colorado Avalanche for giving him a chance to play on the second line.

It's been quite the turnaround for Palushaj after being placed on waivers by the Montreal Canadiens on Feb. 5. "It's unbelievable," he said. "I felt this year I was really ready to prove myself in the NHL. With the lockout, it was tough, and then I got injured." Palushaj netted his first goal with the Avalanche on Thursday, but he only logged 13:15 minutes despite getting some top-six ice time. We'd like to see him get more playing time before we recommend picking him up.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Feb 16, 2013 09:30:00 AM

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