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Kerby Rychel | Winger

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (21) / 10/7/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205

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Kerby Rychel recorded an assist in Columbus' 5-3 loss to San Jose on Sunday.
Rychel has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last four games. He was summoned from the minors after Brandon Dubinsky suffered an upper-body injury that's likely to keep Dubinsky sidelined for at least another week. Nov 23 - 8:46 AM

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Kerby Rychel was called up from the minors on Saturday.

Rychel was recalled due to the injury suffered by Brandon Dubinsky. Rychel had a shot on goal, a hit and a blocked shot in 8:23, the lowest time on ice total on the Blue Jackets. He will likely see fourth line duty during this recall so do not expect much fantasy-wise from Rychel.
Nov 15 - 2:17 AM

Kerby Rychel has been sent to the minors.

Rychel has four goals and 10 points in six AHL games this season. He's participated in six career NHL games and has recorded three points over that span.
Nov 6 - 4:40 PM

Kerby Rychel has been recalled by Columbus.

The Blue Jackets placed David Clarkson (back) on injured reserve Wednesday and Rychel has been brought up to fill his spot on the roster. Rychel has generated four goals and 10 points in six games with Lake Erie of the AHL this campaign.
Nov 4 - 5:16 PM

Kerby Rychel will be sent back to the AHL.

The move will allow the Blue Jackets to activate Alexander Wennberg for Tuesday night's game versus the New York Islanders. Rychel logged 9:18 of ice time during his NHL debut on Saturday night against Chicago. He fought Trevor van Riemsdyk in the contest and finished with a minus-1 rating.
Oct 20 - 12:23 PM

Kerby Rychel will indeed play Saturday night against the Blackhawks.

Rychel has scored 14 goals and 40 points in 58 career AHL games, and comes with excellent NHL pedigree. So if he's able to take advantage of this opportunity, both fans and Columbus could have a lot to cheer for soon.
Oct 17 - 7:38 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled Kerby Rychel from the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL.

Rychel, the Blue Jackets first round pick and 19th overall in the 2013 Draft was sent to the minors at the end of training camp to get some playing time in after his season abruptly ended on February 27 with a concussion. Rychel had two goals and four points in two games with the Monsters this season and should be in the Columbus lineup when they take on the Chicago Blackhawks Saturday. Rychel had three assists in five NHL games last season so he may be worth a look off the waiver wire this week.
Oct 17 - 6:35 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have sent Kerby Rychel to the minors.

Rychel needs some playing time as his season ended last year on February 27 due to a concussion. Rychel was taken 19th overall in the 2013 Draft and made his NHL debut last season with three assists in five games. Markus Hannikainen and Dean Kukan were also sent packing.
Oct 4 - 5:52 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have won their second straight Traverse City Tournament.

Kerby Rychel had a goal and two assists in Columbus' 5-2 victory over Detroit in the final game. "Kerby really stood out to me with his work ethic," Blue Jackets coach Jared Bednar said. "I liked that line a lot. In a game like this – that’s a really good team over there – you need your top-end guys to stand up and be the leaders, and we got that." Rychel will be a player worth keeping an eye on once the main camp starts.
Sep 16 - 10:45 AM

Kerby Rychel took part in Friday's prospects' game after being forced to end his 2014-15 campaign on Feb. 27 due to a concussion.

"It was a little rough, because I haven't played in half a year," Rychel said. "But it fun and it felt great to get out there." He got his first taste of NHL action last season, recording three assists in five games with Columbus. He's not a favorite to make the Blue Jackets' opening game roster, but he shouldn't be dismissed either.
Sep 14 - 9:07 AM

Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch wouldn't be shocked if Kerby Rychel is traded.

That's a follow up to Elliotte Friedman's report that the Blue Jackets are shopping Rychel as they looks to upgrade their defense. Rychel is a former first round pick with plenty of promise, so his presence on the trade market will likely attract a good amount of attention. Montreal in particular has been brought up as a possible destination.
May 20 - 10:51 AM

The Blue Jackets are searching for help on defense, and HNIC’s Elliotte Friedman is "hearing Kerby Rychel’s name out there."

Rychel, 20, was a first-round pick of the Blue Jackets from the 2013 draft. The forward played five games in the NHL this season, tallying three assists. In the AHL, he had 12 goals and 33 points. By the end of the season, Columbus was running out a defense of Jack Johnson, Fedor Tyutin, Kevin Connauton, Cody Goloubef, Dalton Prout and David Savard.
May 16 - 10:52 PM

Kerby Rychel has been sent to the minors.

The Blue Jackets needed to free up a roster spot for Fedor Tyutin's return from a knee injury. Rychel has three assists in five games this season.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 12:18:00 PM

Kerby Rychel has been called up by Columbus.

The Blue Jackets needed another forward now that they're missing Scott Hartnell (finger). Rychel has 13 points and 30 penalty minutes in 23 AHL games this season. Keep an eye on Rychel as he might get a chance to play on one of Columbus' scoring lines.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 05:08:00 PM

Columbus has demoted Kerby Rychel to AHL Springfield.

However, he made a positive impression during his first taste of NHL action. He picked up three assists, a plus-3 rating and four shots in four games with the Blue Jackets.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 03:58:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Johansen
2Brandon Dubinsky
3Alexander Wennberg
4Gregory Campbell
5William Karlsson
LW1Brandon Saad
2Scott Hartnell
3Boone Jenner
4Matt Calvert
5Kerby Rychel
6Markus Hannikainen
RW1Nick Foligno
2Cam Atkinson
3Jared Boll
4David Clarkson
5Rene Bourque
D1Jack Johnson
2David Savard
3Ryan Murray
4Fedor Tyutin
5Kevin Connauton
6Justin Falk
7Dalton Prout
8Cody Goloubef
9Andrew Bodnarchuk
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney