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Tarnstrom To Columbus

via the Columbus Blue Jackets,

The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired defenseman Dick Tarnstrom from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for left wing Curtis Glencross, club General Manager Scott Howson announced today.

added 4:34pm, Edmonton Oilers link...

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Foote’s Future

from Puck-rakers,

Adam Foote will meet with general manager Scott Howson next week to discuss the team captain’s interest in remaining a Blue Jacket.

Howson wants to have “open and honest” dialogue in the run up to the Feb. 26 trade deadline. Foote, who has a no-trade clause, is an unrestricted free agent at season’s end.

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Brule Back With Columbus

via the Columbus Blue Jackets,

The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled center Gilbert Brule from the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus’ American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Scott Howson announced today.  He is expected to join the club in time for Thursday’s road game against the Nashville Predators.

Since being assigned to the Crunch on January 1, he has collected 4-4-8 and 16 penalty minutes in 12 AHL contests

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Sharks Get Shelley From Columbus

via the Columbus Blue Jackets,

The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired a sixth round pick in the 2009 National Hockey League Entry Draft from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for left wing Jody Shelley, club General Manager Scott Howson announced tonight.

added 10:07pm, via the San Jose Sharks,

“Jody Shelley is an aggressive, physical player who adds a distinct element of toughness to our team,” said (Doug) Wilson.  “With the loss of players like Ryane Clowe and Brad Norton due to injury, this is something we have been trying to address and we like the capabilities that Jody brings to our mix of players.  He has tremendous character, has always been a team player and has the ability to make the opposition uncomfortable on the ice.”

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No Respect For Columbus

from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch,

Unfortunately, there are times when the city in general, and the Blue Jackets in particular, are not held in any esteem.

The NHL All-Star Weekend provided a case in point. First, goaltender Pascal Leclaire was left off the Western Conference team. Then, Rick Nash was denied the MVP award. Conspiracy? I can’t say there isn’t.

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Join The Fun In Columbus

from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch,

My recurring thought is this: Forlorn and frustrated fans who long ago fled Nationwide Arena ought to know that it’s now safe to re-enter the building. This team is legitimate.

The Jackets have glaring needs for a playmaker and a puck-moving, right-handed defenseman, but they have not dwelled on what they’re missing. They have built something of substance on top of Leclaire, an All-Star in everything but name, and the defense he anchors.

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Looking At Columbus

from Puck-rakers,

—C Sergei Fedorov has left the club. Gentleman, hold your rumors. I’m told he departed from Chicago this morning to get an early jump on the All-Star Game break. He wasn’t going to play tonight anyway, not with the concussion. Read into this as you will.

—Rumors are flying with the Blue Jackets again. Ottawa, Detroit, New York ... pick your club. Howson has said he would prefer to trade with an Eastern Conference team, but he wouldn’t stop a trade—if it were the right trade—just because the partner played in the West. The exception, of course, would be Central Division teams.

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Brassard Joins The Top Line

from the Columbus Dispatch,

The Blue Jackets hoped it wouldn’t come to this; not so soon, anyway.

But tonight, when the Blue Jackets play the Dallas Stars in American Airlines Center, rookie center Derick Brassard will join the No. 1 line with wingers Rick Nash and Fredrik Modin….

Hitchcock, perhaps more than anybody else in the organization, is reluctant to put Brassard too high in the lineup.

It’s not so much the opposing centers Brassard will face—tonight, for instance, he will get to know Stars center Mike Modano—but the big, burly defensemen, who dine on young, smallish, inexperienced players such as Brassard.

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Columbus Activates Modin, Westcott Sent Down

via the Columbus Blue Jackets,

The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated left wing Fredrik Modin and defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen off Injured Reserve and assigned defenseman Duvie Westcott to the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus’ American Hockey League affiliate, Blue Jackets General Manager Scott Howson announced today. Modin and Tollefsen will be available to return to the lineup this afternoon when Columbus visits the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center.

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Westcott Placed On Waivers By Columbus

from Puck-rakers,

As of noon today, Blue Jackets defenseman Duvie Westcott is on waivers. All 29 other NHL clubs can claim Westcott—starting from last place Los Angeles all the way to Detroit—for no compensation.

I don’t see Westcott getting claimed. He’s making $1.1M this year and $1.85M the next two seasons. That’s a lot of money for a player who has a reputation for getting injured.

This is a tough move. Westcott was a really solid player for the Blue Jackets during seasons when there weren’t too many solid players on the club. He’s a class act, too.

more on the Blue Jackets…

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