Columbus Signs Oliver Bjorkstrand

While most hockey fans were either locked in on the World Juniors or resting comfortably until action recommences on Friday, the Columbus Blue Jackets were signing a key component for the team’s future. The Blue Jackets signed right winger Oliver Bjorkstrand to a three-year entry level contract. The club selected the 18-year-old Danish forward 89thContinue reading “Columbus Signs Oliver Bjorkstrand”

Gaborik Breaks Collarbone in Return

Marian Gaborik’s return to NHL action lasted about four shifts. After missing 17 games with a knee injury, the Columbus Blue Jackets winger was injured after being sandwiched between Braydon Coburn and Zac Rinaldo of the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday night. The Blue Jackets wound up taking the win, but losing Gaborik again has to sting.Continue reading “Gaborik Breaks Collarbone in Return”

New Coaches Hit Columbus, Tampa

It’s an interesting day in the coaching circle, as both the Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets are set to introduce new head coaches. Tampa will announce Guy Boucher, the guy who turned down the coaching job in Columbus earlier in the day, as their head coach. Columbus will announce former NHL player ScottContinue reading “New Coaches Hit Columbus, Tampa”

Raffi Torres Traded to Sabres

The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded forward Raffi Torres to the Buffalo Sabres. In Torres, the Sabres get a gritty personality forward who’ll help boost their momentum. Elliote Friedman is reporting that Nathan Paetsch and a second round pick went over to Columbus in exchange for Torres, so the deal does indeed look to benefitContinue reading “Raffi Torres Traded to Sabres”