1:23 AM EDT, Tue October 21, 2014
Columbus Dispatch 2 hours ago

Blue Jackets mull line shuffle for California trip

The Blue Jackets made their way to San Jose on Monday, even though they don’t play the Sharks until Thursday. It’s one or two days earlier than they’d typically travel. One reason is that coach Todd Richards wants to spend today doing team-building activities away from the rink, a chance for the players to bond with their new teammates. But Richards could use the time to figure out where he’s going with his lineup heading into a three-day run through the NHL’s California teams, which might best be described as a gauntlet.
Columbus Dispatch 3 hours ago

Blue Jackets: Players to get Army workout

The Blue Jackets will have the day off from hockey on Tuesday, but they’ll be working hard and working together under the watchful eye of former U.S. Army Ranger J.B. Spisso, who operates Elite Leadership Training in Phoenix. He puts the players in situations that are physically and emotionally challenging, and requires them to work together.
Columbus Dispatch Oct 19, 2014

Injury forces Blue Jackets to call up rookie goalie

The Blue Jackets, already with three NHL rookies on their roster, added a fourth yesterday. Goaltender Anton Forsberg was recalled from minor-league Springfield and is expected to join the team in time for an afternoon practice today in San Jose, Calif. Forsberg, 21, has no NHL experience. But he will be counted on to fill in for backup goalie Curtis McElhinney, who was placed on injured reserve.
Columbus Dispatch Oct 18, 2014

Blue Jackets notebook: Hustling Calvert swipes goal from Letestu

OTTAWA, Ontario — The goal scored by Blue Jackets left wing Matt Calvert during a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames on Friday appeared to be insurance, giving the Jackets a 3-0 lead in the second period.
Columbus Dispatch Oct 18, 2014

Senators 3, Blue Jackets 2: McElhinney hurt in loss

OTTAWA – The Blue Jackets rallied to erase a two-goal deficit but gave up a third-period winner to previously unheralded forward Mike Hoffman and lost 3-2 to the Ottawa Senators tonight in front of 18,994 in Canadian Tire Centre.
Columbus Dispatch Oct 18, 2014

The Mailbox: Jumbo Jackets fan isn’t universally adored

Editor: As a season-ticket holder from Day 1 and a parent, I feel promoting Kevin the Dancing Pig to be in extremely poor taste and an embarrassment to Columbus and the Blue Jackets. I found his antics at the home opener disgusting and recommend that the Blue Jackets remove him or any patron acting like him out of the arena.
Columbus Dispatch Oct 18, 2014

Blue Jackets 3, Flames 2: Columbus withstands Calgary's chaos

The scene in the final two minutes last night at Nationwide Arena resembled an elementary playground with no teacher on duty. But amid the mayhem of six Calgary Flames players trying to score the tying goal was just enough desperation by the Blue Jackets — and maybe a touch of luck — to preserve a 3-2 victory.
Columbus Dispatch Oct 18, 2014

Michael Arace commentary: Blue Jackets get two big points as long road swing beckons

The Blue Jackets played a game last night that they needed to win, one they should win. They were home, they faced a beatable team and they had to understand the importance of putting two points in the bank.
Columbus Dispatch Oct 17, 2014

Blue Jackets: Corey Tropp replaces ailing Marko Dano on fourth line against Flames

Rookie Marko Dano joined the Blue Jackets’ lengthy injury list, missing Friday night’s game against the Calgary Flames because of an undisclosed ailment. Coach Todd Richards said Dano was day to day. Right wing Corey Tropp, who had been a healthy scratch in the first three games of the season, replaced Dano and skated at left wing on the fourth line
Columbus Dispatch Oct 17, 2014

Jackets, Flames at a glance

Injury update : D Ryan Murray (knee) and RW Marko Dano (undisclosed) are questionable. C Brandon Dubinsky (abdominal surgery), LW Boone Jenner (broken hand) and RW Nathan Horton (back) are out.
Columbus Dispatch Oct 17, 2014

Blue Jackets notebook: First goal eldues rookie Alexander Wennberg

Rookie forward Alexander Wennberg is third on the Blue Jackets with 10 shots on goal. He’s first among those feeling snakebit. Wennberg estimated he has had “eight or nine really good chances” in the first three games, including one Tuesday in a 4-2 loss to the Dallas Stars that still was irritating him yesterday.
Columbus Dispatch Oct 17, 2014

Blue Jackets: Opponents from Western Conference prove to be tough tests

Even as their years in the rugged Western Conference fade in the rearview mirror after the Blue Jackets jumped to the Eastern Conference last season, they are careful not to leave their identity behind, or even let it slide.
Columbus Dispatch Oct 16, 2014

Blue Jackets notebook: Johansen’s minutes cranked up when need calls for offense

Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen said he was unaware that his ice time during a 4-2 loss to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday totaled almost 20 minutes. But it certainly made sense.
Columbus Dispatch Oct 15, 2014

Formidable forecheck getting fewer penalties

Hard-hitting, fast-moving forecheckers such as the Blue Jackets walk a fine line in the NHL. Crossing it brings the shrillness of the referee’s whistle and the heaving and burning of the lungs and legs that come with killing penalties. Toeing it is much preferable, and it is what the Blue Jackets have done during the season’s first week.
Columbus Dispatch Oct 15, 2014

Michael Arace: Ryan Johansen’s fast start after missing Blue Jackets camp striking

Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn was in hoss mode last night at Nationwide Arena. His team had lost its first two games, his coach had called out the high-priced talent, and Benn responded.

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