8-6-2009 praises Dmitri Shitikov
Columbus Blue Jackets head coach has praised young right wing Dmitri Shitikov in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Dmitri Shitikov has played 60 games with CSKA Moscow this season, collecting 29+23=52 with 21 PIM.


8-6-2009 Alexandre Picard frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Alexandre Picard 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 minor league player.

A native of Canada, Alexandre Picard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 181 NHL games during his career, notching 23 goals and adding 25 assists along with 126 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 82 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 14+18=32 with 64 PIM.


4-6-2009 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. He has played 68 games with the Syracuse Cruch this season, totalling 8+25=33 with 22 PIM.


4-6-2009 Jared Boll frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Jared Boll 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 minor league player.

A native of USA, Jared Boll was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 4th round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 82 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 14 assists along with 108 penalty minutes. The 23 year old right wing has played 82 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 7+14=21 with 108 PIM.


2-6-2009 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 25 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Columbus Blue Jackets this season. He has played 82 games with the Syracuse Cruch this season, totalling 3+3=6 with 42 PIM.


1-6-2009 European players signing window
European players must be signed to contract during the off-season, between June and August. No european is allowed to sign an NHL contract after the european leagues start in September.

28-5-2009 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 650 NHL games during his career, notching 65 goals and adding 91 assists along with 323 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 82 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 4+10=14 with 42 PIM.


27-5-2009 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. He has played 68 games with the Syracuse Cruch this season, totalling 8+25=33 with 22 PIM.


24-5-2009 Tomas Popperle frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Tomas Popperle 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, Tomas Popperle was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 5th round of the 2005 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Columbus Blue Jackets this season. He has played 82 games with the Syracuse Cruch this season, totalling 0+3=3 with 0 PIM.


23-5-2009 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. He has played 68 games with the Syracuse Cruch this season, totalling 8+25=33 with 22 PIM.


23-5-2009 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 25 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Columbus Blue Jackets this season. He has played 82 games with the Syracuse Cruch this season, totalling 3+3=6 with 42 PIM.


23-5-2009 Adam Pineault uncertain about future
Adam Pineault wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

21-5-2009 Marc Methot frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Marc Methot 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, Marc Methot was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 6th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 82 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 11 assists along with 56 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 82 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 2+11=13 with 56 PIM.


18-5-2009 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 27 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Columbus Blue Jackets this season. He has played 82 games with the Syracuse Cruch this season, totalling 5+21=26 with 10 PIM.


15-5-2009 praises Justin Shultz
Columbus Blue Jackets head coach has praised young defenseman Justin Shultz in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Justin Shultz has played 58 games with Ilves Tampere this season, collecting 11+19=30 with 82 PIM.


14-5-2009 Kyle Wharton frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Kyle Wharton 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, Kyle Wharton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Columbus Blue Jackets this season. He has played 9 games with the Syracuse Cruch this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 2 PIM.


13-5-2009 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. He has played 68 games with the Syracuse Cruch this season, totalling 8+25=33 with 22 PIM.


13-5-2009 Dan Fritsche frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets center Dan Fritsche 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 minor league player.

A native of USA, Dan Fritsche was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 324 NHL games during his career, notching 29 goals and adding 35 assists along with 236 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 82 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 9+11=20 with 44 PIM.


13-5-2009 Alexandre Picard frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Alexandre Picard 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 minor league player.

A native of Canada, Alexandre Picard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 181 NHL games during his career, notching 23 goals and adding 25 assists along with 126 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 82 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 14+18=32 with 64 PIM.


13-5-2009 Jared Boll uncertain about future
Jared Boll wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

12-5-2009 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 25 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Columbus Blue Jackets this season. He has played 82 games with the Syracuse Cruch this season, totalling 3+3=6 with 42 PIM.


10-5-2009 Shawn Limpright resumes full training.
Syracuse Cruch left wing Shawn Limpright has resumed full training after his injury.

9-5-2009 Dan Fritsche frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets center Dan Fritsche 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 minor league player.

A native of USA, Dan Fritsche was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 324 NHL games during his career, notching 29 goals and adding 35 assists along with 236 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 82 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 9+11=20 with 44 PIM.


5-5-2009 Shawn Limpright resumes light training.
Syracuse Cruch left wing Shawn Limpright has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

4-5-2009 Kyle Wharton frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Kyle Wharton 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, Kyle Wharton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Columbus Blue Jackets this season. He has played 9 games with the Syracuse Cruch this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 2 PIM.


3-5-2009 Alexandre Picard frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Alexandre Picard 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 minor league player.

A native of Canada, Alexandre Picard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 181 NHL games during his career, notching 23 goals and adding 25 assists along with 126 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 82 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 14+18=32 with 64 PIM.


1-5-2009 Tim Konsorada frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Tim Konsorada 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, Tim Konsorada was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 6th round of the 2002 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 25 year old left wing has not yet played for the Columbus Blue Jackets this season. He has played 82 games with the Syracuse Cruch this season, totalling 37+20=57 with 40 PIM.


30-4-2009 Alexandre Picard frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Alexandre Picard 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 minor league player.

A native of Canada, Alexandre Picard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 181 NHL games during his career, notching 23 goals and adding 25 assists along with 126 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 82 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 14+18=32 with 64 PIM.


27-4-2009 Marc Methot frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Marc Methot 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, Marc Methot was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 6th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 82 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 11 assists along with 56 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 82 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 2+11=13 with 56 PIM.


26-4-2009 Dan Fritsche frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets center Dan Fritsche 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 minor league player.

A native of USA, Dan Fritsche was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 324 NHL games during his career, notching 29 goals and adding 35 assists along with 236 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 82 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 9+11=20 with 44 PIM.


25-4-2009 NHL nominates players for NHL Awards
The NHL has released the annual list of award nominees. For each category in which the winner is voted, there are three nominees. The annual NHL Awards Ceremony is held right after the Stanley Cup Finals.

Here are the candidates for season 2008-09:

Jack Adams Award
1. , Nottingham Panthers (ANA)
2. , Nottingham Panthers (ANA)
3. , Nottingham Panthers (ANA)
Annual award given to the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success

Calder Memorial Trophy
1. Devin Setoguchi, San Jose Sharks
2. Francois Bouchard, Washington Capitals
3. Peter Mueller, Phoenix Coyotes
Annual award given to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League

Hart Memorial Trophy
1. Corey Perry, Anaheim Mighty Ducks
2. Mike Fisher, Phoenix Coyotes
3. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Annual award given to the player judged to be the most valuable to his team

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
1. Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild
2. Ilya Kovalchuk, Atlanta Thrashers
3. Pavol Demitra, Chicago Blackhawks
Annual award given to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability

James Norris Memorial Trophy
1. Christian Ehrhoff, San Jose Sharks
2. Nicklas Lidstrom, Pittsburgh Penguins
3. Scott Niedermayer, Anaheim Mighty Ducks
Annual award given to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position

Frank J. Selke Trophy
1. Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild
2. Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Mighty Ducks
3. Milan Lucic, Boston Bruins
Annual award given to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game



23-4-2009 praises Fabrice Paquette
Columbus Blue Jackets head coach has praised young goaltender Fabrice Paquette in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

21-4-2009 Kyle Wharton frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Kyle Wharton 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, Kyle Wharton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Columbus Blue Jackets this season. He has played 9 games with the Syracuse Crunch this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 2 PIM.


18-4-2009 Columbus Blue Jackets players selected to World Championships
World Championships in icehockey are about to start. The following players from Columbus Blue Jackets have been selected to represent their countries:

-David Vyborny (CZE)
-Sergei Fedorov (RUS)
-Filip Novak (CZE)
-Raffaele Sannitz (SUI)
-Joakim Lindstrom (SWE)
-Jekabs Redlihs (LAT)
-Ole-Kristian Tollefsen (NOR)
-Alexandre Picard (CAN)
-Keven Veilleux (CAN)

Altough invited to the team, the following players refused to participate due to miscellaneous reasons:
-Anders Eriksson(SWE)
-Adam Foote(CAN)
-Greg de Vries(CAN)
-Hannu Toivonen(FIN)
-Scott Gomez(USA)
-Alexander Svitov(RUS)
-Rick Nash(CAN)
-Nikolai Zherdev(RUS)
-Steve Mason(CAN)
-Bryan Berard(USA)
-Marco Scandella(CAN)
-Dan Fritsche(USA)
-Ron Hainsey(USA)
-Kristopher Letang(CAN)


15-4-2009 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 650 NHL games during his career, notching 65 goals and adding 91 assists along with 323 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 82 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 4+10=14 with 42 PIM.


13-4-2009 Team captain meets with David Vyborny
Team captain Adam Foote called a short meeting with David Vyborny after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said David Vyborny as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

13-4-2009 Shawn Limpright injured.
Shawn Limpright of Syracuse Crunch suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Worcester Icecats. He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month . It hurts, but what hurts even more is when you're injured by a cheap shot like that, were his words after the game.

11-4-2009 praises Adam Henrique
Columbus Blue Jackets head coach has praised young center Adam Henrique in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Adam Henrique has played 50 games with London Knights this season, collecting 29+21=50 with 47 PIM.


9-4-2009 Team captain meets with Hannu Toivonen
Following the team's recent 3-4 win at Pittsburgh Penguins on 9-4-2009, Columbus Blue Jackets captain Adam Foote and Hannu Toivonen were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Adam Foote

9-4-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

David Vyborny is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Scott Gomez is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Bryan Berard is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Rick Nash is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Nikolai Zherdev is looking good with 7 points in 4 games last week. Kristopher Letang is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Anders Eriksson has played 16 games without a goal. Greg de Vries is sliding on a 35 game streak without registering a single point. Manny Malhotra is down on his game pulling a 12 game streak without registering a single point. Dan Fritsche has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Alexander Svitov is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Adam Pineault is down on his game pulling a 14 game streak without registering a single point. T.J. Brennan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



9-4-2009 Nikolai Zherdev reaches career high !
Nikolai Zherdev marked a new career high in points with 99 after assisting in tonights game against Pittsburgh Penguins on a goal by Scott Gomez. When you come to play, good things happen, the happy player said in a hockey magazine..

A native of Russia, Nikolai Zherdev was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 374 NHL games during his career, notching 161 goals and adding 215 assists along with 502 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 80 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 44+55=99 with 138 PIM.


8-4-2009 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 25 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Columbus Blue Jackets this season. He has played 80 games with the Syracuse Crunch this season, totalling 3+3=6 with 40 PIM.


7-4-2009 Sergei Fedorov speaks up.
Sergei Fedorov is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

5-4-2009 Dan Fritsche reaches career high !
Dan Fritsche marked a new career high in assists with 11 assists after assisting in tonights game against St. Louis Blues on a goal by Adam Foote. My kids attended this game so it is extra special for me, he said after viewing the play on the TV studio monitor.

A native of USA, Dan Fritsche was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 320 NHL games during his career, notching 28 goals and adding 35 assists along with 236 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 78 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 8+11=19 with 44 PIM.


5-4-2009 Nikolai Zherdev reaches career high !
Nikolai Zherdev marked a new career high in goals with 44 tallies after scoring in tonights game against St. Louis Blues on a feed by David Vyborny. As long as the team wins I'm happy. The personal records don't mean anything to me if they aren't a part of winning the Cup, he said as his teammates crowded around him.

A native of Russia, Nikolai Zherdev was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 372 NHL games during his career, notching 161 goals and adding 213 assists along with 492 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 78 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 44+53=97 with 128 PIM.


4-4-2009 Team captain meets with Dan Fritsche
Following the team's recent 0-4 win at St. Louis Blues on 3-4-2009, Columbus Blue Jackets captain Adam Foote and Dan Fritsche 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

3-4-2009 Dan Fritsche frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets center Dan Fritsche 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 minor league player.

A native of USA, Dan Fritsche was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 320 NHL games during his career, notching 28 goals and adding 34 assists along with 236 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 78 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 8+10=18 with 44 PIM.


2-4-2009 Marc Methot frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Marc Methot 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, Marc Methot was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 6th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 77 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 11 assists along with 56 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 77 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 2+11=13 with 56 PIM.


2-4-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

David Vyborny is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Anders Eriksson has played 12 games without a goal. Greg de Vries is sliding on a 31 game streak without registering a single point. Hannu Toivonen hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Steve Mason has been chilly and allowed 12 goals in 3 games. Manny Malhotra has lost his sights and is now 44 games without a goal. Mark Recchi has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Alexander Svitov has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Bryan Berard has played 10 games without a goal. Adam Pineault is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Alexandre Picard has lost his sights and is now 31 games without a goal. Jared Boll has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. T.J. Brennan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



1-4-2009 Dan Fritsche frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets center Dan Fritsche 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 minor league player.

A native of USA, Dan Fritsche was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 319 NHL games during his career, notching 28 goals and adding 34 assists along with 236 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 77 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 8+10=18 with 44 PIM.


31-3-2009 Team captain clashes with Sergei Fedorov
A shouting match erupted in the Columbus Blue Jackets locker room after the 4-0 loss at Detroit Red Wings on 31-3-2009. Team captain Adam Foote apparently tried to have some words with Sergei Fedorov whose play has not been up to par recently. In response, the slumping center stormed out, slamming the door.

29-3-2009 Team captain meets with Greg de Vries
Team captain Adam Foote called a short meeting with Greg de Vries after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Greg de Vries as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

29-3-2009 Team captain meets with Sergei Fedorov
Team captain Adam Foote called a short meeting with Sergei Fedorov after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Sergei Fedorov as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

28-3-2009 Dan LaCosta uncertain about future
Dan LaCosta wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

26-3-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Adam Foote is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. David Vyborny is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Sergei Fedorov is looking good with 7 points in 4 games last week. Scott Gomez is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Nikolai Zherdev is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Alexandre Picard is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Greg de Vries is sliding on a 28 game streak without registering a single point. Hannu Toivonen hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Manny Malhotra has lost his sights and is now 41 games without a goal. Mark Recchi has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Alexander Svitov has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Adam Pineault has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Kristopher Letang has played 29 games without a goal. Jared Boll has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. T.J. Brennan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



26-3-2009 Dan Fritsche reaches career high !
Dan Fritsche marked a new career high in points with 17 after assisting in tonights game against Chicago Blackhawks on a goal by Adam Foote. I just want to thank this great organization for presenting me with the opportunity to play in the NHL, he said after the game..

A native of USA, Dan Fritsche was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 315 NHL games during his career, notching 27 goals and adding 34 assists along with 236 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 73 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 7+10=17 with 44 PIM.


26-3-2009 Kristopher Letang reaches career high !
Kristopher Letang marked a new career high in points with 34 after assisting in tonights game against Chicago Blackhawks on a goal by Adam Foote. The puck has been bouncing for me lately, the happy player said in a hockey magazine..

A native of Canada, Kristopher Letang was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 3rd round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 172 NHL games during his career, notching 13 goals and adding 61 assists along with 102 penalty minutes. The 21 year old defenseman has played 73 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 5+29=34 with 62 PIM.


23-3-2009 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 292 NHL games during his career, notching 30 goals and adding 38 assists along with 321 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 72 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 7+6=13 with 84 PIM.


23-3-2009 Team captain meets with Marc Methot
Following the team's recent 6-3 win against Ottawa Senators on 23-3-2009, Columbus Blue Jackets captain Adam Foote and Marc Methot did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Adam Foote

19-3-2009 Greg de Vries speaks up.
Greg de Vries is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 10 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

19-3-2009 Dan Fritsche frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets center Dan Fritsche 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 minor league player.

A native of USA, Dan Fritsche was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 312 NHL games during his career, notching 26 goals and adding 33 assists along with 234 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 70 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 6+9=15 with 42 PIM.


19-3-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

David Vyborny is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Sergei Fedorov is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Scott Gomez is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Mark Recchi is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Nikolai Zherdev is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Greg de Vries is sliding on a 24 game streak without registering a single point. Hannu Toivonen hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Manny Malhotra has lost his sights and is now 37 games without a goal. Dan Fritsche has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Bryan Berard is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Alexandre Picard has lost his sights and is now 24 games without a goal. Kristopher Letang has played 25 games without a goal. Jared Boll has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. T.J. Brennan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



17-3-2009 praises Patrik Watson
Columbus Blue Jackets head coach has praised young left wing Patrik Watson in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Patrik Watson has played 70 games with Seattle Thunderbirds this season, collecting 51+19=70 with 80 PIM.


17-3-2009 Dan Fritsche frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets center Dan Fritsche 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 minor league player.

A native of USA, Dan Fritsche was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 311 NHL games during his career, notching 26 goals and adding 33 assists along with 234 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 69 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 6+9=15 with 42 PIM.


16-3-2009 Tomas Popperle frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Tomas Popperle 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, Tomas Popperle was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 5th round of the 2005 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Columbus Blue Jackets this season. He has played 68 games with the Syracuse Cruch this season, totalling 0+3=3 with 0 PIM.


15-3-2009 Kyle Wharton frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Kyle Wharton 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, Kyle Wharton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Columbus Blue Jackets this season. He has played 9 games with the Syracuse Cruch this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 2 PIM.


14-3-2009 Team captain meets with Mark Recchi
Following the team's recent 5-3 loss at Atlanta Thrashers on 13-3-2009, Columbus Blue Jackets captain Adam Foote and Mark Recchi were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Adam Foote

13-3-2009 Adam Pineault reaches career high !
Adam Pineault marked a new career high in goals with 7 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Atlanta Thrashers on a feed by Dan Fritsche. I just try and give it my best out there. This one was special though, he said as his teammates crowded around him.

A native of USA, Adam Pineault was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 148 NHL games during his career, notching 13 goals and adding 17 assists along with 142 penalty minutes. The 22 year old right wing has played 66 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 7+6=13 with 72 PIM.


12-3-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Anders Eriksson is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. David Vyborny is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Sergei Fedorov is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Scott Gomez is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Rick Nash is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Nikolai Zherdev is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Greg de Vries is sliding on a 20 game streak without registering a single point. Hannu Toivonen hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Steve Mason has been chilly and allowed 18 goals in 4 games. Manny Malhotra has lost his sights and is now 33 games without a goal. Dan Fritsche is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Alexander Svitov is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Bryan Berard has played 20 games without a goal. Marc Methot is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Adam Pineault has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Alexandre Picard has lost his sights and is now 20 games without a goal. Kristopher Letang has played 21 games without a goal. T.J. Brennan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



12-3-2009 Marco Scandella resumes full training.
Syracuse Cruch defenseman Marco Scandella has resumed full training after his injury.

11-3-2009 Dan Fritsche frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets center Dan Fritsche 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 minor league player.

A native of USA, Dan Fritsche was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 308 NHL games during his career, notching 26 goals and adding 32 assists along with 232 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 66 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 6+8=14 with 40 PIM.


11-3-2009 Tomas Popperle frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Tomas Popperle 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, Tomas Popperle was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 5th round of the 2005 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Columbus Blue Jackets this season. He has played 66 games with the Syracuse Cruch this season, totalling 0+3=3 with 0 PIM.


11-3-2009 David Vyborny reaches a milestone !
David Vyborny scored the 400th point of his career in tonight's game against the Florida Panthers on a goal by Sergei Fedorov. All of them are special, but I'm going to remember this one the most, the player said in an interview..

A native of Czech, David Vyborny was originally drafted to the NHL by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 624 NHL games during his career, notching 158 goals and adding 242 assists along with 408 penalty minutes. The 33 year old right wing has played 65 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 14+26=40 with 62 PIM.


11-3-2009 Marco Scandella injured.
Marco Scandella of Syracuse Cruch suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Rochester Americans. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . These small things happen every now and then, it's all part of hockey, he murmured as he grimaced in pain.

10-3-2009 Team captain meets with Kristopher Letang
Team captain Adam Foote called a short meeting with Kristopher Letang after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Kristopher Letang as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

9-3-2009 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. He has played 58 games with the Syracuse Cruch this season, totalling 6+20=26 with 18 PIM.


7-3-2009 Greg de Vries speaks up.
Greg de Vries is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 10 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

7-3-2009 Kristopher Letang reaches career high !
Kristopher Letang marked a new career high in assists with 26 assists after assisting in tonights game against Chicago Blackhawks on a goal by Jared Boll. It's a joy to be playing with these guys, they are the best teammates anyone could have, the happy player commented.

A native of Canada, Kristopher Letang was originally drafted to the NHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 3rd round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 162 NHL games during his career, notching 13 goals and adding 58 assists along with 86 penalty minutes. The 21 year old defenseman has played 63 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 5+26=31 with 46 PIM.


5-3-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Rick Nash is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Nikolai Zherdev is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Greg de Vries is sliding on a 16 game streak without registering a single point. David Vyborny has lost his sights and is now 19 games without a goal. Sergei Fedorov is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Steve Mason has been chilly and allowed 14 goals in 3 games. Manny Malhotra is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Mark Recchi has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Alexander Svitov has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Bryan Berard has played 16 games without a goal. Adam Pineault has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Alexandre Picard has lost his sights and is now 16 games without a goal. Kristopher Letang has played 17 games without a goal. T.J. Brennan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



4-3-2009 Team captain clashes with Nikolai Zherdev
Team captain Adam Foote finally broke the silence in the locker room today when he pointed out the poor play of Nikolai Zherdev. In this team, you have to do your part. It's not like your playing out there just for yourself, said the team captain.

3-3-2009 Kyle Wharton uncertain about future
Kyle Wharton wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

3-3-2009 Shawn Limpright resumes full training.
Syracuse Cruch left wing Shawn Limpright has resumed full training after his injury.

2-3-2009 Geoff Platt resumes full training.
Syracuse Cruch center Geoff Platt has resumed full training after his injury.

1-3-2009 Team captain clashes with Alexander Svitov
Team captain Adam Foote finally broke the silence in the locker room today when he pointed out the less than stellar play of Alexander Svitov. If he wants to play for this team, he should be ready to chip in, said the team captain.

27-2-2009 Shawn Limpright injured.
Shawn Limpright of Syracuse Cruch suffered knee injury during tonights minorleague game against the Springfield Falcons. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . They just want to be careful after what happened to me last time. I'll dress for tomorrows practice, then it's up to the coaching staff, he said while limping toward the dressing room.

26-2-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Scott Gomez is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Rick Nash is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Nikolai Zherdev is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

David Vyborny has lost his sights and is now 16 games without a goal. Sergei Fedorov has lost his sights and is now 16 games without a goal. Steve Mason has been chilly and allowed 15 goals in 3 games. Manny Malhotra has lost his sights and is now 26 games without a goal. Bryan Berard has played 13 games without a goal. Alexandre Picard has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Kristopher Letang has played 14 games without a goal. Jared Boll has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. T.J. Brennan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



25-2-2009 Geoff Platt resumes light training.
Syracuse Cruch center Geoff Platt has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

24-2-2009 Tim Konsorada frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Tim Konsorada 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, Tim Konsorada was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 6th round of the 2002 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old left wing has not yet played for the Columbus Blue Jackets this season. He has played 58 games with the Syracuse Cruch this season, totalling 32+18=50 with 30 PIM.


23-2-2009 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 626 NHL games during his career, notching 65 goals and adding 88 assists along with 307 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 58 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 4+7=11 with 26 PIM.


23-2-2009 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 278 NHL games during his career, notching 29 goals and adding 38 assists along with 303 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 58 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 6+6=12 with 66 PIM.


23-2-2009 Team captain meets with Adam Pineault
Team captain Adam Foote called a short meeting with Adam Pineault after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Adam Pineault as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

23-2-2009 Geoff Platt injured.
Geoff Platt of Syracuse Cruch suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Lowell Devils. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . It's not that big of a deal, just have to rest for a couple of days, he quoted before being taken to the hospital for tests.

22-2-2009 Keven Veilleux resumes full training.
Syracuse Cruch center Keven Veilleux has resumed full training after his injury.

20-2-2009 Justin Vienneau uncertain about future
Justin Vienneau wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

19-2-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Sergei Fedorov is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Scott Gomez is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Mark Recchi is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Dan Fritsche is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Rick Nash is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Nikolai Zherdev is looking good with 8 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

David Vyborny has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Manny Malhotra has lost his sights and is now 23 games without a goal. Bryan Berard has played 10 games without a goal. Alexandre Picard has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Kristopher Letang has played 11 games without a goal. T.J. Brennan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



17-2-2009 Keven Veilleux resumes light training.
Syracuse Cruch center Keven Veilleux has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

17-2-2009 Keven Veilleux injured.
Keven Veilleux of Syracuse Cruch suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Toronto Marlies. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . They just want to be careful after what happened to my back last time - it doesn't feel very serious though, he said in a TV interview.

17-2-2009 Keven Veilleux injured.
Keven Veilleux of Syracuse Cruch suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Toronto Marlies. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . Doctors said that I should be back in a week or so, he said to the press.

15-2-2009 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 623 NHL games during his career, notching 65 goals and adding 88 assists along with 303 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 55 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 4+7=11 with 22 PIM.


12-2-2009 Marc Methot frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Marc Methot 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, Marc Methot was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 6th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 53 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 7 assists along with 41 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 53 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 2+7=9 with 41 PIM.


12-2-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Scott Gomez is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Rick Nash is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Nikolai Zherdev is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Anders Eriksson has played 22 games without a goal. David Vyborny is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Sergei Fedorov has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Manny Malhotra has lost his sights and is now 20 games without a goal. Mark Recchi has lost his sights and is now 18 games without a goal. Dan Fritsche has lost his sights and is now 19 games without a goal. Alexander Svitov has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Adam Pineault is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Alexandre Picard has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. T.J. Brennan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



11-2-2009 Alexandre Picard frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Alexandre Picard 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 minor league player.

A native of Canada, Alexandre Picard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 152 NHL games during his career, notching 22 goals and adding 17 assists along with 106 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 53 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 13+10=23 with 44 PIM.


5-2-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Nikolai Zherdev is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak.

Who's cold

Anders Eriksson has played 19 games without a goal. David Vyborny has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Sergei Fedorov has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Manny Malhotra has lost his sights and is now 17 games without a goal. Mark Recchi has lost his sights and is now 15 games without a goal. Dan Fritsche has lost his sights and is now 16 games without a goal. Alexander Svitov has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Adam Pineault is sliding on a 21 game streak without registering a single point. Jared Boll has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. T.J. Brennan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



3-2-2009 Zenon Konopka resumes full training.
Syracuse Cruch center Zenon Konopka has resumed full training after his injury.

1-2-2009 Team captain meets with Mark Recchi
Team captain Adam Foote called a short meeting with Mark Recchi after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Mark Recchi as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

31-1-2009 Team captain meets with Alexander Svitov
Team captain Adam Foote called a short meeting with Alexander Svitov after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Alexander Svitov as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

1-2-2009 Board considering budget
The board of owners is considering about increasing your player budget because of your good financial record. If the good financial record is kept until the end of the season, your player budget might be increased.

29-1-2009 Sergei Fedorov speaks up.
Sergei Fedorov is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 11 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

29-1-2009 Player of the week: Nikolai Zherdev (R)
NHL has awarded Nikolai Zherdev (R) of Columbus Blue Jackets as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 5 assists for 8 points in 4 games last week.

A native of Russia, Nikolai Zherdev was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 342 NHL games during his career, notching 139 goals and adding 199 assists along with 440 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 48 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 22+39=61 with 76 PIM.


29-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Scott Gomez is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Bryan Berard is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Rick Nash is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Nikolai Zherdev is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Alexandre Picard is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Kristopher Letang is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Anders Eriksson has played 17 games without a goal. 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. Hannu Toivonen hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Manny Malhotra has lost his sights and is now 15 games without a goal. Mark Recchi has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Dan Fritsche has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Adam Pineault is sliding on a 19 game streak without registering a single point. T.J. Brennan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



29-1-2009 Zenon Konopka resumes light training.
Syracuse Cruch center Zenon Konopka has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

27-1-2009 Marc Methot frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Marc Methot 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, Marc Methot was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 6th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 47 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 6 assists along with 34 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 47 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 2+6=8 with 34 PIM.


26-1-2009 Sergei Fedorov speaks up.
Sergei Fedorov is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 11 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

25-1-2009 Dan Fritsche frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets center Dan Fritsche 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 minor league player.

A native of USA, Dan Fritsche was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 287 NHL games during his career, notching 22 goals and adding 28 assists along with 220 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 45 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 2+4=6 with 28 PIM.


25-1-2009 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 45 games with the Syracuse Cruch this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 24 PIM.


24-1-2009 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 613 NHL games during his career, notching 65 goals and adding 87 assists along with 299 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 45 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 4+6=10 with 18 PIM.


24-1-2009 Jody Shelley resumes full training.
Syracuse Cruch right wing Jody Shelley has resumed full training after his injury.

22-1-2009 Team captain meets with Mark Recchi
Team captain Adam Foote called a short meeting with Mark Recchi after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Mark Recchi as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

22-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

David Vyborny is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Scott Gomez is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Rick Nash is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Anders Eriksson has played 13 games without a goal. Greg de Vries is sliding on a 15 game streak without registering a single point. Manny Malhotra is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Mark Recchi has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Dan Fritsche is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Alexander Svitov has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Nikolai Zherdev has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Adam Pineault is sliding on a 15 game streak without registering a single point. Alexandre Picard has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Kristopher Letang has played 13 games without a goal. T.J. Brennan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



22-1-2009 Media criticises the Columbus Blue Jackets
It isn't the happiest time for the Columbus Blue Jackets as they are on a 9 game winless streak. Columbus Blue Jackets coach had little to say about the way things are going: I don't know. Nothing seems to work...

21-1-2009 Sergei Fedorov speaks up.
Sergei Fedorov is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 10 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

21-1-2009 Team captain meets with Manny Malhotra
Team captain Adam Foote called a short meeting with Manny Malhotra after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Manny Malhotra as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

20-1-2009 Media criticises the Columbus Blue Jackets
The Columbus Blue Jackets are stumbling in a 8 game winless streak. Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Jared Boll commented about their recent play: We don't even want to think about it anymore. We need to find our game and get out of this.

20-1-2009 Jody Shelley injured.
Jody Shelley of Syracuse Cruch suffered thigh injury during tonights minorleague game against the Chicago Wolves. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . They just want to be careful after what happened to me last time. I'll dress for tomorrows practice, then it's up to the coaching staff, he murmured as he grimaced in pain.

18-1-2009 Sergei Fedorov speaks up.
Sergei Fedorov is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 11 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

18-1-2009 Columbus Blue Jackets players named to All-Star Game
The following players from Columbus Blue Jackets were named to this year's All-Star Game:
-Scott Gomez
-Rick Nash
-Nikolai Zherdev


17-1-2009 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. He has played 41 games with the Syracuse Cruch this season, totalling 5+12=17 with 16 PIM.


15-1-2009 Sergei Fedorov speaks up.
Sergei Fedorov is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 10 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

15-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

David Vyborny has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Steve Mason has been chilly and allowed 14 goals in 3 games. Manny Malhotra has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Mark Recchi has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Dan Fritsche has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Adam Pineault is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Jared Boll has lost his sights and is now 32 games without a goal. T.J. Brennan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



14-1-2009 Marc Methot frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Marc Methot 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, Marc Methot was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 6th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 39 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 6 assists along with 24 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 39 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 1+6=7 with 24 PIM.


8-1-2009 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 25 year old right wing has not yet played for the Columbus Blue Jackets this season. He has played 37 games with the Syracuse Cruch this season, totalling 20+7=27 with 4 PIM.


8-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Anders Eriksson is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Scott Gomez is looking red hot with a 12 game point streak. Rick Nash is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Nikolai Zherdev is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak.

Who's cold

Sergei Fedorov has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Steve Mason has been chilly and allowed 10 goals in 2 games. Alexander Svitov has lost his sights and is now 22 games without a goal. Adam Pineault has lost his sights and is now 19 games without a goal. Jared Boll has lost his sights and is now 29 games without a goal. T.J. Brennan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



8-1-2009 Nigel Dawes resumes full training.
Syracuse Cruch right wing Nigel Dawes has resumed full training after his injury.

7-1-2009 Keven Veilleux resumes full training.
Syracuse Cruch center Keven Veilleux has resumed full training after his injury.

7-1-2009 Jaroslav Kracik agrees on a contract.
Jaroslav Kracik has signed a one year deal with the Syracuse Cruch. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

6-1-2009 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 has not yet played for the Columbus Blue Jackets this season. He has played 36 games with the Syracuse Cruch this season, totalling 3+10=13 with 10 PIM.


6-1-2009 Kris Russell resumes full training.
Syracuse Cruch defenseman Kris Russell has resumed full training after his injury.

5-1-2009 Rick Nash reaches a milestone !
Rick Nash scored the 200th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Phoenix Coyotes on a feed by Bryan Berard. The coach gave me a chance to play, and I'm just trying to show him he made the right decision, he commented and was all smiles.

A native of Canada, Rick Nash was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 407 NHL games during his career, notching 200 goals and adding 200 assists along with 501 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing has played 35 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 20+23=43 with 35 PIM.


5-1-2009 Rick Nash reaches a milestone !
Rick Nash scored the 400th point of his career in tonight's game against the Phoenix Coyotes on a feed by Bryan Berard. Yes, it does feel great, he read from a prepared statement.

A native of Canada, Rick Nash was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 407 NHL games during his career, notching 200 goals and adding 200 assists along with 501 penalty minutes. The 24 year old left wing has played 35 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 20+23=43 with 35 PIM.


5-1-2009 Keven Veilleux injured.
Keven Veilleux of Syracuse Cruch suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the San Antonio Rampage. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . It's nothing, just two good guys goin' at it - nobody got seriously hurt, he said in a TV interview.

3-1-2009 Nigel Dawes resumes light training.
Syracuse Cruch right wing Nigel Dawes has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

2-1-2009 Columbus Blue Jackets players selected to World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships (U-20) in icehockey are about to start. The following players from Columbus Blue Jackets organization have been selected to represent their countries:

-David Skokan (SVK)
-Brett Bruneteau (USA)
-Bobby Nyholm (FIN)
-Eric Tangradi (USA)


1-1-2009 Player of the week: Nikolai Zherdev (R)
NHL has awarded Nikolai Zherdev (R) of Columbus Blue Jackets as Player Of The Week He registered 3 goals and 6 assists for 9 points in 4 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Russia, Nikolai Zherdev was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 328 NHL games during his career, notching 134 goals and adding 190 assists along with 416 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 34 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 17+30=47 with 52 PIM.


1-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Anders Eriksson is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Adam Foote is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. David Vyborny is looking good with 7 points in 4 games last week. Sergei Fedorov is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Scott Gomez is looking red hot with a 9 game point streak. Mark Recchi is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Bryan Berard is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Rick Nash is looking red hot with a 9 game point streak. Nikolai Zherdev is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Alexandre Picard is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Steve Mason hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Alexander Svitov has lost his sights and is now 19 games without a goal. Adam Pineault has lost his sights and is now 16 games without a goal. Jared Boll has lost his sights and is now 26 games without a goal. T.J. Brennan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



1-1-2009 Kris Russell resumes light training.
Syracuse Crunch defenseman Kris Russell has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

1-1-2009 Alexandre Picard reaches career high !
Alexandre Picard marked a new career high in points with 17 after assisting in tonights game against Detroit Red Wings on a goal by David Vyborny. Wow, I feel good about it...I guess, he commented to the media..

A native of Canada, Alexandre Picard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 132 NHL games during his career, notching 18 goals and adding 15 assists along with 90 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 33 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 9+8=17 with 28 PIM.


1-1-2009 Alexandre Picard reaches career high !
Alexandre Picard marked a new career high in goals with 10 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Detroit Red Wings on a feed by Nikolai Zherdev. It's always nice score but this was one special goal for me, was his only statement before going to the dressing room.

A native of Canada, Alexandre Picard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 132 NHL games during his career, notching 19 goals and adding 15 assists along with 90 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 33 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 10+8=18 with 28 PIM.


1-1-2009 Media glorifies the Columbus Blue Jackets
The media is impressed by the team's 9 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager CBS and headcoach

31-12-2008 Dan Fritsche frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets center Dan Fritsche 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 minor league player.

A native of USA, Dan Fritsche was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 275 NHL games during his career, notching 21 goals and adding 26 assists along with 214 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 33 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 22 PIM.


30-12-2008 Media glorifies the Columbus Blue Jackets
The media is impressed by the team's 8 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager CBS and headcoach

28-12-2008 Dan Fritsche frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets center Dan Fritsche 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 minor league player.

A native of USA, Dan Fritsche was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 274 NHL games during his career, notching 21 goals and adding 26 assists along with 214 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 32 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 22 PIM.


28-12-2008 Alexandre Picard frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Alexandre Picard 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 minor league player.

A native of Canada, Alexandre Picard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 131 NHL games during his career, notching 18 goals and adding 14 assists along with 90 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 32 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 9+7=16 with 28 PIM.


26-12-2008 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. He has played 31 games with the Syracuse Crunch this season, totalling 3+8=11 with 16 PIM.


26-12-2008 Nigel Dawes injured.
Nigel Dawes of Syracuse Crunch suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Detroit Vipers. He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks . It hurts, I admit, but I just have to take it like a man, he said as the trainers examined him.

25-12-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Anders Eriksson is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Scott Gomez is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 5 game goalstreak. Rick Nash is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Alexandre Picard is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

David Vyborny has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Steve Mason hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Dan Fritsche has lost his sights and is now 29 games without a goal. Alexander Svitov has lost his sights and is now 15 games without a goal. Adam Pineault has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Jared Boll has lost his sights and is now 22 games without a goal. T.J. Brennan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



22-12-2008 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 has not yet played for the Columbus Blue Jackets this season. He has played 29 games with the Syracuse Crunch this season, totalling 3+8=11 with 10 PIM.


22-12-2008 Jeff Genovy resumes full training.
Syracuse Crunch center Jeff Genovy has resumed full training after his injury.

21-12-2008 Jeff Genovy injured.
Jeff Genovy of Syracuse Crunch suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Louisville Panthers. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . It is just a minor bump, he said when he was taken off the ice.

18-12-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Sergei Fedorov is looking steady with 3 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 5 points in 3 games last week. Nikolai Zherdev is looking good with 6 points in 3 games last week. Alexandre Picard is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Anders Eriksson has played 12 games without a goal. David Vyborny has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Steve Mason hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Manny Malhotra is sliding on a 18 game streak without registering a single point. Dan Fritsche has lost his sights and is now 26 games without a goal. Alexander Svitov has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Marc Methot is sliding on a 15 game streak without registering a single point. Adam Pineault has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Jared Boll has lost his sights and is now 19 games without a goal. T.J. Brennan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



18-12-2008 Kris Russell injured.
Kris Russell of Syracuse Crunch suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Kansas City Blades. He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks . It hurts, I admit, but I just have to take it like a man, was his comment to the press after leaving the game.

11-12-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Steve Mason hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Manny Malhotra is sliding on a 15 game streak without registering a single point. Dan Fritsche has lost his sights and is now 23 games without a goal. Alexander Svitov has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Nikolai Zherdev has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Adam Pineault has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Alexandre Picard has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Jared Boll has lost his sights and is now 16 games without a goal. T.J. Brennan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



8-12-2008 David Vyborny resumes light training.
Columbus Blue Jackets right wing David Vyborny has resumed light training after his thigh injury and is listed day to day.

8-12-2008 Zenon Konopka injured.
Zenon Konopka of Syracuse Crunch suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Worcester Icecats. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of months .

8-12-2008 David Vyborny injured.
David Vyborny (CBS) suffered thigh injury during the game in an incident with Erik Johnson (STL). He is expected to be sidelined for about a week. I was worried when it happened, but it's not stiff now and that's a good sign. I should be skating again before the end of the week, he commented to the press.

4-12-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

David Vyborny is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Nikolai Zherdev is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week.

Who's cold

Hannu Toivonen has been chilly and allowed 4 goals in 1 games. Steve Mason hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Manny Malhotra is down on his game pulling a 12 game streak without registering a single point. Dan Fritsche has lost his sights and is now 20 games without a goal. Alexander Svitov has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Kristopher Letang has played 15 games without a goal. Jared Boll has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. T.J. Brennan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



1-12-2008 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 20 games with the Syracuse Crunch this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 10 PIM.


30-11-2008 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 588 NHL games during his career, notching 62 goals and adding 85 assists along with 295 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 20 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 14 PIM.


29-11-2008 Team captain meets with Alexandre Picard
Team captain Adam Foote called a short meeting with Alexandre Picard after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Alexandre Picard as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

27-11-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Sergei Fedorov is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Mark Recchi is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Kristopher Letang is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week.

Who's cold

Hannu Toivonen has been chilly and allowed 4 goals in 1 games. Steve Mason hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Manny Malhotra is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Dan Fritsche has lost his sights and is now 19 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 12 games without a goal. T.J. Brennan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



27-11-2008 Scott Gomez reaches a milestone !
Scott Gomez scored the 200th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Boston Bruins on a feed by Nikolai Zherdev. It's not so big but I'm still very happy about it, he said after the game in the dressing room.

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 659 NHL games during his career, notching 200 goals and adding 418 assists along with 458 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 19 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 10+15=25 with 14 PIM.


20-11-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

David Vyborny is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Sergei Fedorov is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Scott Gomez is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Rick Nash is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Nikolai Zherdev is looking good with 7 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Hannu Toivonen has been chilly and allowed 20 goals in 4 games. Steve Mason hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Manny Malhotra is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Mark Recchi has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Dan Fritsche has lost his sights and is now 18 games without a goal. Alexandre Picard is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Kristopher Letang has played 13 games without a goal. Jared Boll has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. T.J. Brennan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



20-11-2008 Nikolai Zherdev reaches a milestone !
Nikolai Zherdev scored the 300th point of his career in tonight's game against the St. Louis Blues on a goal by Rick Nash. 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 with a wink..

A native of Russia, Nikolai Zherdev was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 312 NHL games during his career, notching 128 goals and adding 172 assists along with 386 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 18 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 11+12=23 with 22 PIM.


19-11-2008 Team captain clashes with Alexander Svitov
Team captain Adam Foote finally broke the silence in the locker room today when he pointed out the less than stellar play of Alexander Svitov. If he wants to play for this team, he should be ready to chip in, said the team captain.

19-11-2008 Bryan Berard reaches a milestone !
Bryan Berard scored the 100th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Detroit Red Wings on a feed by Rick Nash. We played some good, fundamental hockey tonight. When you do that the goals always follow, the happy player commented.

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 735 NHL games during his career, notching 100 goals and adding 303 assists along with 528 penalty minutes. The 31 year old defenseman has played 17 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 2+8=10 with 6 PIM.


18-11-2008 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. He has played 17 games with the Syracuse Crunch this season, totalling 1+6=7 with 6 PIM.


17-11-2008 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 237 NHL games during his career, notching 26 goals and adding 33 assists along with 251 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 17 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 3+1=4 with 14 PIM.


15-11-2008 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 236 NHL games during his career, notching 26 goals and adding 33 assists along with 249 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 16 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 3+1=4 with 12 PIM.


15-11-2008 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 16 games with the Syracuse Crunch this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 10 PIM.


13-11-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Adam Foote is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Greg de Vries is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Scott Gomez is looking red hot with a 14 game point streak. Rick Nash is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Nikolai Zherdev is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Kristopher Letang is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week.

Who's cold

David Vyborny has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Manny Malhotra has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Dan Fritsche has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Jared Boll has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. T.J. Brennan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



11-11-2008 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 583 NHL games during his career, notching 62 goals and adding 85 assists along with 291 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 15 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 10 PIM.


10-11-2008 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 583 NHL games during his career, notching 62 goals and adding 85 assists along with 291 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 15 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 10 PIM.


9-11-2008 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 15 games with the Syracuse Crunch this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 10 PIM.


8-11-2008 Marc Methot frustrated
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Marc Methot 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, Marc Methot was originally drafted to the NHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 6th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 14 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 2 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 14 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 2 PIM.


6-11-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Sergei Fedorov is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Scott Gomez is looking red hot with a 13 game point streak. Mark Recchi is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Rick Nash is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week.

Who's cold

Manny Malhotra has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Dan Fritsche has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Jared Boll has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. T.J. Brennan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



4-11-2008 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 233 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 33 assists along with 249 penalty minutes. The 26 year old left wing has played 13 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 2+1=3 with 12 PIM.


1-11-2008 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 581 NHL games during his career, notching 62 goals and adding 85 assists along with 291 penalty minutes. The 28 year old center has played 13 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 1+4=5 with 10 PIM.


30-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Scott Gomez is looking red hot with a 12 game point streak.

Who's cold

Steve Mason has been chilly and allowed 5 goals in 1 games. Manny Malhotra has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Dan Fritsche has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Alexandre Picard has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Jared Boll has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. T.J. Brennan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



23-10-2008 Team captain meets with Alexandre Picard
Following the team's recent 3-4 win at New York Rangers on 23-10-2008, Columbus Blue Jackets captain Adam Foote and Alexandre Picard did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Adam Foote

23-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Anders Eriksson is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Adam Foote is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Scott Gomez is looking red hot with a 10 game point streak. Bryan Berard is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Rick Nash is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Nikolai Zherdev is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Sergei Fedorov has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Steve Mason hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Manny Malhotra has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Dan Fritsche is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Alexander Svitov is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Adam Pineault has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Alexandre Picard has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. T.J. Brennan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



23-10-2008 Bryan Berard reaches a milestone !
Bryan Berard scored the 400th point of his career in tonight's game against the New York Rangers on a goal by Nikolai Zherdev. I just want to thank this great organization for presenting me with the opportunity to play in the NHL, he read from a prepared statement..

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 728 NHL games during his career, notching 99 goals and adding 301 assists along with 526 penalty minutes. The 31 year old defenseman has played 10 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, totalling 1+6=7 with 4 PIM.


16-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Anders Eriksson is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Scott Gomez is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Rick Nash is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Nikolai Zherdev is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak.

Who's cold

Steve Mason hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Manny Malhotra has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Dan Fritsche has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Jared Boll has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. T.J. Brennan has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



14-10-2008 Petr Pohl resumes full training.
Syracuse Cruch right wing Petr Pohl has resumed full training after his injury.

12-10-2008 Team captain meets with Alexandre Picard
Team captain Adam Foote called a short meeting with Alexandre Picard after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Alexandre Picard as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

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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