Player News - Blue Jackets

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Artemi Panarin scored a power play goal in Friday's 2-0 win over the New York Rangers.

Panarin's tally gave the Blue Jackets a 2-0 lead at the 7:14 mark of the third period and they never looked back. He finished the game with two penalty minutes, two shots on goal and one hit in 21:16 of ice time. Panarin has scored in two of his last three contests. The Jackets forward is up to four goals and 10 assists in 20 games this season.
Nov 17 - 9:57 PM

Sergei Bobrovsky stopped all 36 shots he faced in Friday's 2-0 win over the New York Rangers.

The shutout was his second of the season. The Russian netminder has now rattled off three straight wins over the Red Wings, Canadiens and Rangers. Tonight's victory improves Bobrovsky's record to 11-4-1 on the season. He'll enter his next start with a 2.02 goals-against-average and a .933 save percentage. Bobrovsky is a top three fantasy option at his position.
Nov 17 - 9:51 PM

Zach Werenski scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 2-0 win over the New York Rangers.

Werenski's tally gave the Jackets a 1-0 lead at the 13:34 mark of the second period. He finished the night with a plus-1 rating, one shot on goal, two blocked shots and one takeaway in 18:47 of ice time. Werenski now has six goals and six assists in 20 games this season. He's found the back of the net in back-to-back games. Artemi Panarin also scored for the Blue Jackets on Friday night.
Nov 17 - 9:44 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets will make David Savard a healthy scratch on Friday night.

Savard is supposed to be one of Columbus' key figures on defense, but the coaching staff clearly isn't happy with his work. He has two goals, four assists and a minus-1 rating in 19 games this season. Gabriel Carlsson will take Savard's spot in the lineup. Scott Harrington will also watch the game from the press box.
Nov 17 - 6:36 PM

Sergei Bobrovsky will get the start in Friday's game against the New York Rangers.

He's won each of his last two starts and he's given up just one goal per game in each of those contests. Bobrovsky has 10-4-1 record with a 2.16 goals-against-average and a .928 save percentage this season.
Nov 17 - 6:31 PM

Cam Atkinson's newly signed two-year contract includes a no-trade clause.

Atkinson was given a full no-trade clause for the first two years of the deal, but after that it's a limited clause. Keep in mind that his seven-year, $41.125 million extension doesn't begin until 2018-19 so the clock hasn't started on that initial two-year period.
Nov 17 - 1:52 PM

Zac Dalpe went unclaimed on waivers.

Columbus sent Dalpe to AHL Cleveland as a result. He had been on the injured reserve list due to an upper body injury. Prior to getting hurt he had no points in 10 games with the Blue Jackets.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 17 - 1:50 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have confirmed that they have signed Cam Atkinson to a seven-year extension.

The contract had been reported Thursday night, but it was suggested that the deal was worth $40.25 million when he actually signed for a little more at $41.125 million. He could have become an unrestricted free agent this summer after completing his current three-year, $10.5 million deal. He set career-highs last season with 35 goals and 62 points, but he's been cold so far in 2017-18 with six points in 15 contests. Perhaps now that the weight of the contract talks are over, he'll start to heat up.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 17 - 1:23 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have reportedly agreed to terms on a seven-year, $40.25 million contract with Cam Atkinson.

That works out to a cap hit of $5.75 million, which isn't bad for a guy that had 35 goals and 62 points in 82 games last season. Atkinson is having a tough year this season, as he's only put up four goals and two assists in 15 games. Obviously, the Blue Jackets' front office isn't worried about his slow start. The 28-year-old was in the final year of a contract that pays him $3.5 million per season. Had they not locked him up, he would have become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. Atkinson is a quality hockey player, and Columbus has done well to sign him to a long-term deal.
Nov 16 - 10:03 PM

Lukas Sedlak (ankle) was on the ice with the Blues Jackets on Thursday.

It was Sedlak's first practice since sustaining a high-ankle sprain. He hasn't been able to play since Oct. 21. His original timetable was four-to-six weeks, so we're entering the range when he would be projected to return.
Nov 16 - 6:15 PM

Zac Dalpe has been placed on waivers by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Dalpe had previously been on the injured reserve list after suffering an upper-body injury on Nov. 6. He has no points in 10 games with Columbus this season.
Nov 16 - 12:45 PM

Sergei Bobrovsky has kept the Blue Jackets afloat while their offense has slumped.

Columbus has managed just five regulation goals in its last four contests, but the club is still 2-2-0 in that span thanks to some superb goaltending by Bobrovsky. "It’s the key to winning in the National Hockey League — your goaltender has to do it," Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said. "I mean, a couple of saves Bob made in the third period, put that with the save he made in Detroit, it’s a big reason why we’re getting points. Teams go through (scoring slumps). The goaltender has to stand in there, and Bob has been terrific for us. He gave us the opportunity." The Blue Jackets' forwards have to heat up either way, but Columbus is fortunate to have a goaltender that can mitigate the damage when the rest of the team is slumping. Bobrovsky has a 10-4-1 record, 2.16 GAA, and .928 save percentage in 15 starts.
Nov 16 - 6:42 AM

Cam Atkinson registered an assist in a 2-1 win against Montreal Tuesday night.

That ended Atkinson's point drought at four games. He has four goals and six points in 15 contests, which is pretty disappointing after he set a career-high last season with 62 points. He should pick up the pace, but is unlikely to reach the 60-point milestone in 2017-18.
Nov 15 - 4:34 AM

Sergei Bobrovsky only allowed one goal on 29 shots against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

Another start, another stellar performance from Sergei Bobrovsky. The netminder won back-to-back starts for the first time since Oct. 30-Nov.2. Even more impressive? He's held his opponents to one goal in back-to-back starts for the third time this season. Bobrovsky's record improves to 10-4-1 with a 2.16 goals-against-average and a .928 save percentage.
Nov 14 - 10:23 PM

Zach Werenski scored his fifth goal of the season, which was the overtime winner, in a 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

Werenski had gone four games without a goal before Tuesday. With a bunch of space available to him in the Habs zone, the defenseman fired home an overtime winner past Charlie Lindgren to win the game for Columbus. Werenski now has five goals and 11 points in 19 games this season.
Nov 14 - 10:22 PM


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