12-10-2008 Bryan Berard reaches a milestone !
Bryan Berard notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Dallas Stars on a goal by Nikolai Zherdev. I'm just happy to contribute, he commented and was all smiles..

A native of USA, Bryan Berard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 723 NHL games during his career, notching 98 goals and adding 300 assists along with 522 penalty minutes. The 31 year old defenseman has played 5 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 0+5=5 with 0 PIM.


12-10-2008 Scott Gomez reaches a milestone !
Scott Gomez scored the 600th point of his career in tonight's game against the Dallas Stars on a goal by Nikolai Zherdev. There's no 'I' in team and we have to get everyone playing the same system. It's not enough to just play a solid 20 or 40 minutes of hockey - you have to play 60. Hey, you know what? I forgot the question, he said as camera flashes went off..

A native of USA, Scott Gomez was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 645 NHL games during his career, notching 192 goals and adding 408 assists along with 450 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 5 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 2+5=7 with 6 PIM.


12-10-2008 Petr Pohl injured.
Petr Pohl of Syracuse Cruch suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Iowa Stars. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . I'll just put some ice on it and it'll be as good as new. It will take more than this to slow me down, he said while limping toward the dressing room.

9-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

David Vyborny is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Sergei Fedorov is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Scott Gomez is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Bryan Berard is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Rick Nash is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Nikolai Zherdev is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Kristopher Letang is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



8-10-2008 Team captain meets with Nikolai Zherdev
Following the team's recent 6-3 win against Chicago Blackhawks on 8-10-2008, Columbus Blue Jackets captain Adam Foote and Nikolai Zherdev did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Adam Foote

6-10-2008 Alexandre Picard uncertain about future
Alexandre Picard wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

4-10-2008 Ole-Kristian Tollefsen frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Norway, Ole-Kristian Tollefsen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 3rd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 5 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 24 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Columbus Blue Jackets this season. He has played 2 games with the Syracuse Cruch this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 10 PIM.


2-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Manny Malhotra is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Jared Boll is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week.

Who's cold

Hannu Toivonen has been chilly and allowed 5 goals in 1 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



1-10-2008 Manny Malhotra frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets center Manny Malhotra feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Manny Malhotra was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 568 NHL games during his career, notching 61 goals and adding 81 assists along with 281 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


1-10-2008 Nigel Dawes agrees on a contract.
Nigel Dawes has signed a one year deal with the Syracuse Cruch. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

30-9-2008 Filip Novak frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Filip Novak feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Filip Novak was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 11 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 4 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman is looking forward for the start of the season.


30-9-2008 Media rates the best players in the league
GOALTENDER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Roberto LuongoA-A-A-29Vancouver Canucks
Martin BrodeurA-BA-36New Jersey Devils
Henrik LundqvistA-A-A-26Montreal Canadiens
Marc-Andre FleuryA-A-B23Pittsburgh Penguins
Nikolai KhabibulinBB-B35Toronto Maple Leafs
Miikka KiprusoffBBB31Calgary Flames
Kari LehtonenA-A-B24Atlanta Thrashers
Ryan MillerBBB28Toronto Maple Leafs
Pekka RinneA-A-B25Ottawa Senators
Ilya BryzgalovBBB28Detroit Red Wings
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Nicklas LidstromBA-A-38Pittsburgh Penguins
Scott NiedermayerBB-B35Anaheim Ducks
Zdeno CharaB-A-B-31Boston Bruins
Chris ProngerB-A-B-33Detroit Red Wings
Dion PhaneufB-A-B-23Calgary Flames
Ryan SuterB-BB-23Nashville Predators
Dmitri KalininB-B-B-28San Jose Sharks
Rob BlakeB-B-B-38Los Angeles Kings
Tomas KaberleB-B-B-30New Jersey Devils
Christian EhrhoffB-BB-26San Jose Sharks
LEFT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Rick NashA-A-A-24Columbus Blue Jackets
Ilya KovalchukA-B-B25Atlanta Thrashers
Marian GaborikAB-B26Chicago Blackhawks
Teemu SelanneBB-B38Anaheim Ducks
Mike KnubleBB-B36Washington Capitals
Patrik EliasBB-B32Boston Bruins
Daniel SedinBBB28Vancouver Canucks
Mike FisherA-B-B-28Ottawa Senators
Keith TkachukBCB-36Atlanta Thrashers
Henrik ZetterbergBB-B-27Ottawa Senators
CENTER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Joe ThorntonABA-29San Jose Sharks
Peter ForsbergAB-A-35Nashville Predators
Patrick MarleauA-AA-29San Jose Sharks
Eric Staal92808623Carolina Hurricanes
Henrik SedinBBB28Vancouver Canucks
Vincent LecavalierAB-B28Tampa Bay Lightning
Patrice BergeronA-BB23Boston Bruins
Pavol DemitraA-CB33Chicago Blackhawks
Mats SundinBB-B37Toronto Maple Leafs
Travis ZajacA-A-B23New Jersey Devils
RIGHT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Jaromir JagrAB-B36New York Rangers
Alexander OvechkinAB-B23Toronto Maple Leafs
Justin WilliamsBA-B26Chicago Blackhawks
Marian HossaAB-B29Atlanta Thrashers
Phil KesselBB-B20New Jersey Devils
Dany HeatleyBB-B27Ottawa Senators
Jarome IginlaBB-B31Calgary Flames
Martin HavlatA-CB27Montreal Canadiens
Jonathan CheechooA-B-B28San Jose Sharks
Nikolai ZherdevAB-B24Columbus Blue Jackets


25-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Hannu Toivonen is playing well with 2 wins in his 2 starts last week and allowing 3 goals. Scott Gomez is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Rick Nash is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak.

Who's cold

David Vyborny has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Thomas Hickey has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Steve Mason hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Mark Recchi has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Dan Fritsche has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Alexander Svitov has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Jared Boll has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Keven Veilleux has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. T.J. Brennan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

Anders Eriksson remains sidelined with chest injury. Nikolai Zherdev remains sidelined with head injury.



24-9-2008 Anders Eriksson resumes light training.
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Anders Eriksson has resumed light training after his chest injury and is listed day to day.

24-9-2008 Anders Eriksson injured.
Anders Eriksson (CBS) suffered chest injury during the game in an incident with Dick Axelsson (DET). He is expected to be sidelined for about a week. It will hard to watch from the stands for a week, the injured player commented.

24-9-2008 Nikolai Zherdev injured.
Nikolai Zherdev (CBS) suffered head injury during the game in an incident with Greg Amadio (DET). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. Small things like this happen to guys almost every game, except this time it happened to me, he commented to the press.

22-9-2008 Alexander Svitov frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Alexander Svitov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Russia, Alexander Svitov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 226 NHL games during his career, notching 23 goals and adding 34 assists along with 244 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 6 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 7 PIM.


20-9-2008 Manny Malhotra frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets center Manny Malhotra feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Manny Malhotra was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Rangers in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 573 NHL games during his career, notching 61 goals and adding 81 assists along with 285 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 5 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 4 PIM.


19-9-2008 Alexander Svitov frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Alexander Svitov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Russia, Alexander Svitov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 225 NHL games during his career, notching 23 goals and adding 34 assists along with 244 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 5 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 7 PIM.


18-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Anders Eriksson is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Rick Nash is looking good with 6 points in 3 games last week. Nikolai Zherdev is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Alexandre Picard is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

David Vyborny has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Sergei Fedorov has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Thomas Hickey has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Steve Mason hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Manny Malhotra has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Alexander Svitov has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jared Boll has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Keven Veilleux has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. T.J. Brennan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



15-9-2008 Alexander Svitov frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Alexander Svitov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Russia, Alexander Svitov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 224 NHL games during his career, notching 23 goals and adding 33 assists along with 244 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 4 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 7 PIM.


15-9-2008 Ole-Kristian Tollefsen frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Norway, Ole-Kristian Tollefsen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 3rd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 5 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 24 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Columbus Blue Jackets this season.


11-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Scott Gomez is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Rick Nash is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Hannu Toivonen has been chilly and allowed 8 goals in 2 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



9-9-2008 Alexander Svitov frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Alexander Svitov feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Russia, Alexander Svitov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 222 NHL games during his career, notching 23 goals and adding 32 assists along with 242 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 2 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 5 PIM.


8-9-2008 Joakim Lindstrom frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Joakim Lindstrom feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Joakim Lindstrom was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 3 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has not yet played for the Columbus Blue Jackets this season.


6-9-2008 Geoff Platt frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets center Geoff Platt feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Geoff Platt, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 15 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 5 assists along with 16 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has not yet played for the Columbus Blue Jackets this season.


4-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



29-8-2008 Geoff Platt uncertain about future
Geoff Platt wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

29-8-2008 Dan Fritsche uncertain about future
Dan Fritsche wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

29-8-2008 Eric Tangradi sent back juniors
Columbus Blue Jackets's Eric Tangradi did not make the team and was sent back for another year of junior hockey. The Columbus Blue Jackets expect him to make another run at a roster spot next season.

29-6-2008 Joakim Lindstrom frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Joakim Lindstrom feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Joakim Lindstrom was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 3 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing is expecting a good season for the team.


30-6-2008 Training camp preview
Columbus Blue Jackets will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Columbus Blue Jackets and Syracuse Cruch:
- Anders Eriksson D
- Adam Foote D
- David Vyborny L
- Petr Pohl R
- Richard Matvichuk D
- Sergei Fedorov C
- Geoff Platt C
- Kenny Jonsson D
- Hannu Toivonen G
- Scott Gomez C
- Thomas Hickey D
- Steve Mason G
- Kyle Wharton D
- Grant Clitsome D
- Jody Shelley L
- Jason Chimera L
- Ryan Caldwell D
- Manny Malhotra C
- Shawn Limpright L
- Mark Recchi R
- Jeff Genovy C
- Darcy Verot L
- Dan Fritsche R
- Ron Hainsey D
- Filip Novak D
- Alexander Svitov C
- Bryan Berard D
- Justin Vienneau D
- Rick Nash L
- Tim Konsorada L
- Raffaele Sannitz R
- Brandon Sugden L
- Joakim Lindstrom R
- Jekabs Redlihs D
- Ole-Kristian Tollefsen D
- Janne Hauhtonen C
- Nikolai Zherdev R
- Philippe Dupuis C
- Byron Bitz R
- Marc Methot D
- Dan LaCosta G
- Adam Pineault R
- Trevor Hendrikx D
- Alexandre Picard L
- Zenon Konopka C
- Kristopher Letang D
- Kris Russell D
- Jared Boll R
- Tomas Popperle G
- Keven Veilleux C
- T.J. Brennan D
- Eric Tangradi L

Players reporting out of shape:
- David Vyborny L
- Kyle Wharton D
- Grant Clitsome D
- Jason Chimera L
- Shawn Limpright L
- Darcy Verot L
- Brandon Sugden L
- Nikolai Zherdev R
- Jared Boll R
- Keven Veilleux C
- T.J. Brennan D

Players reporting in good shape:
- Jody Shelley L
- Manny Malhotra C
- Janne Hauhtonen C
- Adam Pineault R
- Alexandre Picard L


30-6-2008 Trent Cull leaves team
Trent Culls contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Doug MacLean leaves team
Doug MacLeans contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Clint Malarchuk leaves team
Clint Malarchuks contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Gord Murphy leaves team
Gord Murphys contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Bob Strumm leaves team
Bob Strumms contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Milan Tichý leaves team
Milan Tichýs contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Rick Wamsley leaves team
Rick Wamsleys contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Ross Yates leaves team
Ross Yatess contract has expired and he has left the team.

25-6-2008 Thomas Hickey returns
Columbus Blue Jackets were delighted to hear that Thomas Hickey has returned to the team.

25-6-2008 Byron Bitz returns
Columbus Blue Jackets were delighted to hear that Byron Bitz has returned to the team.

25-6-2008 Keven Veilleux returns
Columbus Blue Jackets were delighted to hear that Keven Veilleux has returned to the team.

25-6-2008 T.J. Brennan returns
Columbus Blue Jackets were delighted to hear that T.J. Brennan has returned to the team.

25-6-2008 Eric Tangradi returns
Columbus Blue Jackets were delighted to hear that Eric Tangradi has returned to the team.

24-6-2008 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


23-6-2008 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Richard Matvichuk (Columbus Blue Jackets) UFA
-Kenny Jonsson (Columbus Blue Jackets) UFA
-Jason Chimera (Columbus Blue Jackets) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Byron Bitz (Syracuse Cruch) RFA, needs qualifying offer


23-6-2008 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Trent Cull(farm)
-Doug MacLean(pro)
-Clint Malarchuk(pro)
-Gord Murphy(pro)
-Bob Strumm(pro)
-Milan Tichý(pro)
-Rick Wamsley(farm)
-Ross Yates(farm)


21-6-2008 Marc Methot uncertain about future
Marc Methot wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

20-6-2008 Board collects bonuses
The board of owners has collected $13 800 000 profit from the team to shareholders.

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