Player News - Blue Jackets

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Ryan Murray (knee) might still play in the season opener.

Murray hasn't taken part in contact drills since the start of training camp, let alone played in a preseason game. Still, Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards is confident he'll be able to jump into the regular season without the benefit of exhibition contests. We wouldn't be surprised if Murray gets off to a sluggish start though.
Oct 2 - 8:10 AM

Left winger Matt Calvert scored twice and had an assist in the Blue Jackets' 6-3 preseason win against the Carolina Hurricanes Wednesday night.

Marko Dano also produced two goals for Columbus, which improved to 6-1-0 this preseason. Michael Chaput and Artem Anisimov also scored for the Blue Jackets. Alexander Wennberg and Dalton Prout each had two assists, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves for the winners. Victor Rask scored twice for Carolina. Michal Jordan notched the Canes' other goal. Anton Khudobin, competing with Cam Ward to be the Hurricanes' No. 1 goalie, allowed five goals on 31 shots.
Oct 1 - 10:27 PM

Boone Jenner underwent surgery on his hand and he's expected to be sidelined for five weeks.

He suffered a broken hand when he was struck by a puck in practice on Sunday. Jenner was projected to take over at center to start the season if the Jackets were unable to re-sign Ryan Johansen, but now they will have to come up with a new plan.
Oct 1 - 2:22 PM

Although talks have resumed between Ryan Johansen and the Columbus Blue Jackets, the two sides haven't made any progress yet.

Based on previously reported figures, the two sides might have as much as a $3.4 million gap to close on a two-year contract. With that in mind, it wouldn't be shocking if Johansen misses the start of the season despite the fact that Columbus is already without Boone Jenner (hand) and Nathan Horton (back).
Oct 1 - 7:47 AM

Brandon Dubinsky (undisclosed) skated on his own Monday.

He was held out of practice for a second straight day, but insists that he'll be fine. Dubinsky's ailment is considered to be minor, but the Jackets are being cautious with his recovery.
Sep 30 - 5:45 PM

Ryan Johansen's contract talks with the Columbus Blue Jackets have resumed.

Johansen is still a restricted free agent with the start of the regular season fast approaching. His reported demands for a two-year, $9.4 million contract are tough to justify when Jaden Schwartz, who has put up similar numbers and was in a similar situation, agreed to a two-year, $4.7 million extension with the Blues. At the same time, the Blue Jackets need Johansen even more now that Boone Jenner has been sidelined with a broken hand.
Sep 30 - 7:57 AM

Nathan Horton (back) has reportedly not made any progress yet.

There's no timetable for Horton's recovery, but we wouldn't count on him being back any time soon. He was limited to just 35 games last season and finished with 18 points as a result.
Sep 30 - 7:40 AM

Boone Jenner has a broken bone below the middle finger of his left hand.

Jenner might be out for as long as eight weeks, but his timetable won't be firmed up until he undergoes further testing. Along with Nathan Horton (back) and Ryan Johansen (unsigned) being unavailable, the Blue Jackets are now missing their entire projected first line. Jenner, 21, had 16 goals and 29 points in 72 games last season.
Sep 30 - 7:38 AM

Blue Jackets goalie Curtis McElhinney blocked all 36 shots he faced Monday night in a 3-0 preseason shutout over the Predators in Nashville.

James Wisniewski also had a good night for Columbus, scoring a shorthanded goal and adding an assist. Artem Anisimov and Jared Boll also scored for the Blue Jackets. Pekka Rinne stopped 24 of the 27 shots he faced in the Nashville net.
Sep 29 - 11:20 PM

Boone Jenner won't play on Monday after being struck on the hand during Sunday's practice.

Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards described the move as precautionary because Jenner's hand is swollen. He would have otherwise returned from an unrelated, undisclosed injury.
Sep 29 - 5:29 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed Ryan Craig on waivers.

Craig will presumably start the season in the minors if he clears. He had 18 goals and 15 assists in 55 AHL games in 2013-14.
Sep 29 - 12:36 PM

Tim Erixon (knee) is healthy enough to play in Monday's preseason contest.

Erixon sustained the injury by blocking a shot on Sept. 21. He had five goals and 38 points in 40 AHL games last season.
Sep 29 - 10:14 AM

Ryan Murray (knee) took part in Sunday's practice.

Murray didn't take any contact, but it's still a step up after previously skating on his own. He should be regarded as questionable for the Blue Jackets' season opener.
Sep 29 - 10:12 AM

Will Weber has been placed on waivers by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Weber will be sent to the minors if he clears. He had five points and 100 penalty minutes in 63 AHL games last season.
Sep 29 - 10:09 AM

Sonny Milano (face) skated on his own Saturday.

The Blue Jackets first round pick in 2014, 16th overall, suffered facial fractures during a prospects game on September 11. He is slated to be sent to Plymouth of the OHL when he is ready to play.
Sep 28 - 7:20 AM


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