According to a Bluejackets Press Release, and Puck-Rakers, Nikita Filatov has been recalled from the Syracuse Crunch. GM Scott Howson indicates that the club wants Filatov to experience the big club training and atmosphere during the playoff push. The extent to which he might play is uncertain right now.April 1st, 2009 | Jeff Little | 0 comments | Continued
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With the LeClaire – Vermette deal now in the books, the following post just about 45 minutes before the trade in Puck Daddy proved to be correct:Columbus Blue Jackets: They won a game last night against the Los Angeles Kings, 5-4, that was a total playoff atmosphere. They’re sixth in the conference, they’ve hit the [...]March 4th, 2009 | Jeff Little | 1 comment | Continued
The Bluejackets have placed forward Nikita Filatov on the IR list, retroactive to January 18th, per Scott Howson.No indication that this is any hint of a dire injury to Filatov. With Chimera, Novotny, Klesla all destined to return this week, this is primarily a move to clear some roster space while they decide whether to [...]January 27th, 2009 | Jeff Little | 0 comments | Continued
According to Scott Howson, Derek Brassard will have season-ending surgery in early January, which will put him on the shelf for 4 to 6 months. (Closer to 6, according to Howson)A damn shame, given how brilliantly he had emerged as a top front liner for us, and the fact that he had a real shot [...]December 22nd, 2008 | Jeff Little | 0 comments | Continued
As reported on Puck-Rakers, Colin Campbell spoke with the Dispatch about the fiasco in overtime of the Dallas game. Here are the quotes attributed to Campbell:I’ve talked with (president) Mike Priest and (general manager) Scott Howson a few times. I’ve talked to the whole group there in Columbus. I know they’re mad about this. I [...]December 20th, 2008 | Jeff Little | 2 comments | Continued
Dispatch Q1 Results Are In!This morning’s ‘Patch has an unusually fair and upbeat assessment of the first quarter of the season. The local scribes seem to be getting good with the concept that you can’t turn over 50% of your roster and expect them to be playing as a seamless unit from Day 1. Kudos [...]November 24th, 2008 | Jeff Little | 0 comments | Continued