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Blue Jackets notebook | Jackets heed call to avoid penalty box

Blue Jackets center Alexander Wennberg didn’t take his first minor penalty last season until April 2, his 65th game. Left wing Scott Hartnell led the Blue Jackets in penalty minutes (112), and his propensity to take ill-advised penalties — especially in the offensive zone — led to three healthy scratches.
Columbus Dispatch Dec 5, 2016

Blue Jackets 4, Coyotes 1 | Sam Gagner makes most of role with two goals, assist

The Blue Jackets did not make any promises to Sam Gagner before they signed him to a free-agent contract in late July. A top-six role and a spot at center ice seemed there for the taking as Gagner, 27, sought to get his career back on track.
Columbus Dispatch Dec 5, 2016

Blue Jackets notebook | Run of stout defense continues

In this Season of Giving, the Blue Jackets have become absolutely miserly. The club ran its winning streak to four games by limiting the Arizona Coyotes to 18 shots in a 4-1 victory at Nationwide Arena on Monday night.
Columbus Dispatch Dec 4, 2016

Blue Jackets | Johnson, Murray seeing reduced roles

PHOENIX — The architects of the Blue Jackets’ fast start this season have been well-recognized, from rookie defenseman Zach Werenski’s skating and decision-making, to center Alexander Wennberg’s emergence as a No. 1 center, and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky’s health and vibrancy.
Columbus Dispatch Dec 4, 2016

Blue Jackets notebook | 60 shots, and Tortorella wanted more

PHOENIX — The Blue Jackets set a franchise record with 60 shots on goal against the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night, but there were stretches in the game — believe it or not — when coach John Tortorella thought his club wasn’t shooting enough.
Columbus Dispatch Dec 4, 2016

Blue Jackets 3, Coyotes 2 (SO) | Jackets fire 60 shots, then McElhinney saves the day

PHOENIX — The Blue Jackets set a franchise record with 60 shots on goal, but it was seldom-used backup goaltender Curtis McElhinney who came up huge when the team needed it.
Columbus Dispatch Dec 3, 2016

Blue Jackets notebook | Concussion complicates Matt Calvert's return

PHOENIX — The scar above Matt Calvert's right eye has healed dramatically, such that the 36-stitch seam is barely visible. If only concussions followed such a predictable course.
Columbus Dispatch Dec 2, 2016

Blue Jackets notebook | Boone Jenner hopes goal gets him going

PHOENIX — Boone Jenner’s third-period goal Thursday at the Colorado Avalanche was celebrated robustly by the Blue Jackets, first and foremost because it gave them a 3-2 lead and an eventual win.
Columbus Dispatch Dec 2, 2016

Blue Jackets 3, Avalanche 2 | Jackets grab road win on Boone Jenner's goal

DENVER — With the score tied in the third period, the Blue Jackets had more than five minutes of power play time to take control against the Colorado Avalanche.
Columbus Dispatch Dec 1, 2016

Blue Jackets notebook | Werenski named NHL rookie of month

DENVER — Zach Werenski learned of his first major NHL award the way all news seems to break these days: Twitter. The league named Werenski its rookie of the month for November after he totaled three goals, seven assists and had a plus-4 rating in 14 games.
Columbus Dispatch Nov 30, 2016

Blue Jackets | Tortorella demands most of Saad in best interests of team, player

Brandon Saad is a laid-back left wing with a couple of Stanley Cup rings in his possession. His talent level is high, his boiling point even higher. John Tortorella is a demanding coach with a Stanley Cup ring in his possession. His tolerance for inconsistent play is low, his aversion to conflict even lower.
Columbus Dispatch Nov 30, 2016

Blue Jackets | Calvert back on ice, will make two-game trip with Jackets

Blue Jackets wing Matt Calvert took a significant stride toward returning to the team as he resumed off-ice workouts Wednesday. He felt well enough to accompany the team on its two-game trip, which opens tonight at the Colorado Avalanche.
Columbus Dispatch Nov 29, 2016

Blue Jackets 5, Lightning 1 | Jackets aggressive from the start, cap their best November

The Blue Jackets have gone through a subtle but significant change during the first two months of the season. In October, they thought they could play with anybody in the NHL. In November, they proved it.
Columbus Dispatch Nov 29, 2016

Blue Jackets notebook | William Karlsson line does damage against Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy

Before a game Friday at Tampa Bay, Lightning coach Jon Cooper said what makes the Blue Jackets a difficult opponent is the scoring balance throughout their lineup. Did long-suffering local fans think they would live long enough to hear such a remark?
Columbus Dispatch Nov 28, 2016

Blue Jackets | How long can Sergei Bobrovsky maintain this workload?

A month ago, Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said he planned to keep Sergei Bobrovsky’s number of starts to a manageable 58 to 60 this season.

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    Blue Jackets | Johnson, Murray seeing reduced roles

  • Matt Calvert

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