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Columbus Signs Huselius

via Tom Reed at Puck-rakers,

The Dispatch has learned the Blue Jackets are negotiating with free-agent forward Kristian Huselius, who played the past three seasons with the Flames. A deal could be struck later tonight. Huselius has scored 59 goals over the past two seasons.

In other free-agent news, the Blue Jackets appear to be out of the running for center Brendan Morrison..

Updated 9:30pm ET (Alanah): SIGNED.  Breaking news from TSN—

The Blue Jackets have signed free agent left winger Kristian Huselius to a four-year contract worth $19 million, The Dispatch has learned. Huselius will make $4.75 million per season.

*link will be available shortly (Updated 9:32pm - story online at TSN)

Update 9:51pm ET: A comment from Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson: “Kristian is a highly skilled player with good vision and hockey sense who has performed at a very high level throughout his career. We are very pleased to have a player and a person of his caliber join the Blue Jackets organization.”

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