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Josh Anderson | Winger | #77

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/7/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 221
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 4 (95) / CLM

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Josh Anderson will make his season debut Tuesday versus Carolina.
Anderson missed training camp because of a contract holdout and just returned to the team from a conditioning assignment in the minors. He produced 17 goals, 29 points and 89 penalty minutes last year. Oct 9 - 4:46 PM

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Josh Anderson had seven shots on goal in his only start for the Cleveland Monsters.

Anderson was sent down for a conditioning stint as he missed all of training camp waiting for a contract as a restricted free agent. The winger will provide some grit to the lineup and a 15-20 goal season is not out of the question for the rugged Anderson.
Oct 9 - 6:11 AM

Josh Anderson has been brought up by Columbus from his conditioning assignment.

Anderson suited up in one game for the AHL's Cleveland Monsters during his brief stint with the team. He ended his contract holdout with Columbus just before the start of the regular season. Anderson's season debut could come Tuesday at Carolina.
Oct 8 - 2:02 PM

Josh Anderson could return to the Columbus Blue Jackets as early as Sunday.

The Blue Jackets sent Anderson to Cleveland of the AHL this week as he missed the entire training camp as an RFA holdout. He had seven shots on goal in the Monsters 4-0 loss Friday and will come back to the Blue Jackets for a skate to determine if he is able to return. Look for 15 goals and 30-35 points from Anderson with plenty of penalty minutes this season.
Oct 8 - 6:50 AM

Josh Anderson will report to AHL Cleveland on a conditioning assignment.

Anderson missed the entirety of Columbus' training camp as a contract holdout. This will give him an opportunity to get up to speed before playing with the Blue Jackets.
Oct 5 - 6:20 PM

Josh Anderson will not participate in the Blue Jackets' season opener.

Anderson missed all of Columbus' training camp as a contract holdout. He only recently agreed to a three-year deal with the club. When asked when Anderson might be available, coach John Tortorella said, "No idea."
Oct 4 - 5:04 AM

Josh Anderson's agent has confirmed that his client has agreed to terms with Columbus.

The terms haven't been disclosed yet, but Elliotte Friedman reported that it was a three-year, $5.55 million contract. Anderson had 17 goals and 29 points in 78 games in his first full NHL campaign in 2016-17. He might struggle initially this season given the he missed the Blue Jackets' full training camp as a restricted free agent.
Oct 3 - 4:23 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have reportedly signed Josh Anderson to a three-year deal worth a total of $5.55 million.

The $1.85 million cap hit seems like a good deal for Columbus. Anderson, who was a restricted free agent, held out for all of training camp. The 23-year-old had 17 goals, 29 points and 89 penalty minutes in 78 games with the Blue Jackets last season. There were rumblings about him wanting out of Columbus, but the Jackets did well to wait him out. It'll be interesting to see how long it takes for him to get in game shape. He'll only have fantasy value in leagues that award points for penalty minutes.
Oct 2 - 10:50 PM

Josh Anderson reportedly requested a trade, but the team denied that report.

"This trade request is news to me," Columbus GM Jarmo Kekalainen said. "And we are not looking to trade Josh Anderson." It was suggested that perhaps the possibility of a sign-and-trade was what was raised. Either way, Anderson remains unsigned with the start of the regular season just around the corner. The two are reportedly just $150,000 apart on a three-year contract, but are unwilling to bridge the gap on principle. Anderson had 17 goals and 29 points in 78 games last season.
Sep 28 - 1:25 PM

With the season fast approaching, Josh Anderson remains unsigned.

Anderson is one of just two remaining restricted free agents. He hasn't been participating in training camp as a result. At this point even if the dispute is resolved, missing so much of training camp might hinder him in the early portion of the campaign. He had 17 goals and 29 points in 78 contests last season.
Sep 27 - 4:57 AM

Josh Anderson and Columbus don't appear to be close to a deal, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.

Anderson, who is a restricted free agent, is currently not skating at training camp. McKenzie said it's a "frosty situation right now" between the two sides.
Sep 18 - 2:16 PM

Josh Anderson's contract holdout will likely extend through at least through weekend, according to a report from Aaron Portzline of The Atlantic.

Portzline is reporting that there was no progress made Anderson's agent and the Blue Jackets in contract talks. The restricted free agent forward will not attend training camp until he gets a new deal.
Sep 15 - 6:46 PM

Agent Darren Ferris said that RFA forward Josh Anderson will not attend Columbus Blue Jackets training camp if he isn't signed to a new contract.

Ferris also reportedly told Aaron Portzline of The Athlectic that Anderson could skate with a pro team in Switzerland while he waits for a new deal. He picked up 17 goals, 29 points and 89 penalty minutes in 78 games with the Blue Jackets last year.
Sep 11 - 6:47 PM

Josh Anderson is still a restricted free agent.

The Blue Jackets prevented Anderson from being taken by Vegas in the expansion draft with a trade and now they have to get a contract done. Columbus also has to sign RFA Alexander Wennberg, so GM Jarmo Kekalainen still has some important work to do before the start of training camp.
Aug 11 - 2:54 PM

Columbus has a deal with Vegas to steer them away from picking Josh Anderson, Joonas Korpisalo and Jack Johnson in the expansion draft.

It's believed that the Golden Knights will receive a first-round draft pick (No. 24 overall) and a prospect who isn't Pierre-Luc Dubois or Sonny Milano. Vegas is expected to select either Matt Calvert or William Karlsson, while taking David Clarkson's contract as well.
Jun 21 - 2:48 PM

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