Player News - Blue Jackets

Date: Team: Pos:

Kevin Connauton is dealing with a lower-body injury.

Connauton missed Friday's practice as a result. He has eight goals and 17 points in 47 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 27 - 11:50 AM

According to sources, Chicago is interested in acquiring Cam Atkinson from Columbus.

The Blackhawks would like to bring in some help after losing Patrick Kane for 12 weeks. Atkinson and Arizona's Antoine Vermette appear to be at the top their list.
Feb 27 - 11:14 AM

David Clarkson is projected to make his Blue Jackets' debut on Saturday.

That's assuming that immigration issues don't delay the process. Clarkson had just 15 goals and 26 points in 118 contests with the Toronto Maple Leafs over parts of two seasons, but being dealt to Columbus will provide him with a much-needed fresh start. It wouldn't be shocking to see Clarkson end the season on a high note.
Feb 27 - 11:04 AM

Curtis McElhinney allowed four goals on 26 shots as the Jackets were soundly defeated by Montreal on Thursday night.

McElhinney is now winless in his past three games, allowing eight goals in that span. The veteran is 10-11-2 this eason with a .915 save percentage and 2.75 goals against average. The team will look to rebound on Saturday versus New Jersey.
Feb 26 - 11:11 PM

David Savard notched two assists in the Blue Jackets' 5-2 loss to Montreal on Thursday night.

The young blueliner is slowly but surely finding his scoring touch in the NHL, as he now has 24 points in 60 games. The 6'2, 219 pounder had 77 points in 64 games in his final year with the Moncton Wildcats in the QMJHL, so he's got the potential to keep building his production.
Feb 26 - 11:08 PM

Brandon Dubinsky suffered an upper body injury immediately after tying the game at one early in Thursday's tilt with Montreal.

Because a myriad of injuries, Dubinsky has already missed 26 games this season but he's been effective in the 34 games he has played, including tonight. He has eight goals, 22 points, 37 PIMs, and 112 hits while winning 51% of his faceoffs. The extent and type of his injury is not yet known.
Feb 26 - 8:54 PM

Jordan Leopold will pair with James Wisniewski to form Columbus' second unit on Thursday night against Montreal.

Leopold has just three points, and little else to show for his efforts over 24 games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 26 - 7:01 PM

With Oscar Dansk's promotion to the NHL, he'll be the one to backup current starter Curtis McElhinney.

The 20 year old Dansk has a 7-5-5 record with 59 goals against in 19 games with AHL Springfield through is first professional season.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 26 - 6:59 PM

David Clarkson has been traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Nathan Horton.

There was reportedly no salary retained by the Leafs in the deal. Clarkson's homecoming to Toronto didn't go well. He produced 15 goals and 26 points in 118 games with the Maple Leafs.
Feb 26 - 6:27 PM

Curtis McElhinney will get the start against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.

The 31-year-old McElhinney owns a 10-10-2 record with a 2.69 GAA and a .918 save percentage through 26 games this season. In two career starts versus the Habs, he's allowed four goals on 63 shots, both were losses.
Feb 26 - 5:13 PM

Sergei Bobrovsky (groin) took part in Wednesday's optional skate.

Bobrovsky might be available to play on Saturday or Sunday, but nothing has been decided. "It's just day-to-day, till we get Bob to where he's healthy and he says he's 100 percent and ready to go," Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said. "He's progressing. Still a little sore, but more aggressive out on the ice each day." Bobrovsky hasn't played since Jan. 21.
Feb 26 - 9:11 AM

Jack Skille will be out for the rest of the season following shoulder surgery.

He has skated in 45 games with the Blue Jackets this season, while posting six goals and eight points.
Feb 25 - 4:29 PM

Columbus has brought up goalie Oscar Dansk.

Dansk was a second-round pick (31st overall) of the Jackets in the 2012 draft. He hasn't posted very good numbers in the AHL and ECHL this season during his first season of pro hockey.
Feb 25 - 2:50 PM

Anton Forsberg has been demoted to the minors.

He has struggled at the NHL level this season and was sent down after surrendering four goals on 31 shots to Buffalo on Tuesday night. In five appearances this season with Columbus, he has a 0-4-0 record to go with an .866 save percentage and a 4.69 goals-against average. Forsberg has excelled with Springfield in the AHL this year and he'll return there to work on his game.
Feb 25 - 2:47 PM

James Wisniewski recorded an assist in a 4-2 loss on Tuesday.

Wisniewski was back in the Blue Jackets' lineup after spending a game in the press box. He also had four shots on goal and a minus-one rating in 21:42 minutes of ice time in his return.
Feb 25 - 9:39 AM


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