Columbus Blue Jackets Extend Goaltender Elvis Merzlikins

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The Columbus Blue Jackets signed goaltender Elvis Merzlikins to a five-year, $27 million contract extension. He still has one year left in his two-year, $8 million contract signed in 2020, making him a signed player until 2027. The new contract carries a $5.54 million AAV starting in the 2022-23 season and has a 10-team no-trade […] READ MORE


Columbus Blue Jackets Lock Up RFA Defenceman Jake Bean

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Just days after acquiring defenceman Jake Bean in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes, the Columbus Blue Jackets have signed the restricted free agent. Bean and the Jackets agree on a three-year deal worth $7 million ($2.33 million AAV). The deal carries him through the 2023-24 season. Chris Johnston was first with the news. Jake […] READ MORE


RFA Alexandre Texier Signed with Columbus Blue Jackets

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The Columbus Blue Jackets signed Alexandre Texier, their restricted free-agent forward, to a two-year contract worth $3.05 million, or $1.525 million per season. This contract carries him through the 2022-23 season. Alexandre Texier signs two-year extension with #CBJ at $1.525M AAV. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 28, 2021 Columbus Blue Jackets Signed RFA Alexandre Texier […] READ MORE


Boone Jenner Re-Signs with Columbus Blue Jackets

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Forward Boone Jenner is staying with the Columbus Blue Jackets, signing a four-year, $15 million contract extension with an AAV of $3.75 million. #CBJ make it official: Boone Jenner has signed a four-year, $15 million contract extension through the 2025-26 season. The longest-tenured Blue Jackets player is sticking around. — Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) July 28, […] READ MORE


RFA Patrik Laine Signed With Columbus Blue Jackets

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The Columbus Blue Jackets signed Patrik Laine, their restricted free agent right-winger, to a one-year contract worth $7.5 million. Laine accepted the qualifying offer tendered by the Blue Jackets yesterday. He will be a restricted free agent again next summer. As expected, CBJ F Patrik Laine accepts his qualifying offer. So, his salary for the […] READ MORE


Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire Jake Bean From Carolina Hurricanes

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The Carolina Hurricanes have traded defenceman Jake Bean to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a 2021 second-round pick (44th overall). Jake Bean Heading to Columbus Before playing in the NHL, Jake Bean spent two seasons with the Charlotte Checkers (Carolina’s AHL affiliate team). In the 2018-19 season, Bean captured the Calder Cup with […] READ MORE


Columbus Blue Jackets Mikko Koivu Announces Retirement

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Respected veteran Mikko Koivu of the Columbus Blue Jackets has announced his retirement from the NHL. This is a very surprising move given its timing, but the 37-year-old has decided he has had enough. Elliotte Friedman relayed the announcement Tuesday afternoon. Woah…Columbus announced Mikko Koivu is retiring — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) February 9, 2021 Mikko […] READ MORE


Elvis Merzlikins Injury Forces Him on IR

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Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins has been placed on IR. He suffered an upper body injury during practice on Wednesday and is day to day. Matiss Kivlenieks has been elevated from the taxi squad. UPDATE: The Blue Jackets have placed G Elvis Merzlikins on Injured Reserve and have elevated G Matiss Kivlenieks from the […] READ MORE