COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets knew to be successful this season they needed scoring production from their younger players and strong goaltending.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed star defenseman Zach Werenski to a three-year, $15 million contract extension.
Werenski was a restricted free agent, and one of...
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets are making a serious bid to knock the team with the best regular-season record out of the playoffs.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Matt Duchene had a goal and three assists, Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves, and the Columbus Blue Jackets stunned the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Friday night to take a 2-0...
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — In the first two periods, the Columbus Blue Jackets hit three goal posts.
It was that kind of night.
Johnny Gaudreau scored his team-leading 35th goal and...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Boone Jenner got off his sick bed and rung up his first career hat trick.
The Columbus center had a fever and missed his team's loss to the New York Islanders on...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Riley Nash had a long wait to get his first goal as a Columbus Blue Jacket. When it finally came, it helped his team win.
Signed as a free agent last summer, Nash hadn't been able to find the back of the net in 23 games this season. In fact, his last goal came 29 games ago when he was with Boston — against the Blue Jackets.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones will be sidelined four to six weeks with a knee injury.
The team says the 23-year-old Jones sprained his knee during the second period of Tuesday night's preseason game against Buffalo. An MRI on Wednesday revealed the sprain.
It's a huge blow for the Blue Jackets, with Jones' defensive line mate Zach Werenski recovering from a shoulder injury and defenseman Ryan Murray also hampered by an injury.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Blue Jackets defensemen Zach Werenski had surgery on a shoulder injury that has bothered him since early last season.
The team says full recovery is expected to take five to six months. General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen says Werenski will be ready "by the start of the season or shortly thereafter."
The 20-year-old Werenski had the procedure on Thursday in Columbus.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three straight overtime finishes to start the postseason? No problem.
That's what the Columbus Blue Jackets and Washington Capitals were saying after Tuesday night's double- OT game, one that finally ended when the puck pinballed around the front of the net, hitting Columbus defenseman Zach Werenski and the Capitals' Lars Eller before squirting past goalie Sergei Bobrovsky.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Washington Capitals needed a lucky bounce to finally get an overtime win in Game 3 in their intense first-round playoff series with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Being healthy in the playoffs is taking priority over seeding, with a few teams sitting their top players Saturday in the final game of the regular season.
MVP front-runner Taylor Hall will sit out the New Jersey Devils' regular-season finale after the team clinched a playoff spot but can still move up the standings.
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews, Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski and Winnipeg Jets winger Patrik Laine are the finalists for the Calder Trophy for NHL rookie of the year.
The league announced the top three in voting Thursday night.
Matthews is the front-runner after scoring 40 goals and leading all rookies with 69 points. He was the best rookie on a young Maple Leafs team that also had Calder contenders William Nylander and Mitch Marner.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus defenseman Zach Werenski will miss the rest of the postseason because of a broken cheekbone.
The Blue Jackets announced the decision Monday, one day after the 19-year-old rookie took a puck to the face on a shot by Pittsburgh's Phil Kessel that opened a gash on his right cheek in the second period.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella says defenseman Zach Werenski is "day to day" after leaving a game with an injury.
The 19-year-old rookie apparently hurt his shoulder Sunday night when hit by Washington's Alex Ovechkin in the third period of the Blue Jackets' 3-2 loss. He crumpled to the ice, then went to the dressing room and didn't return.
When Seth Jones entered the NHL, coach Barry Trotz saw a player not intimidated by pressure or expectations.
The son of former NBA power forward Popeye Jones, already a No. 1 defenseman in his fourth season, is now about to face the biggest challenge of his career. In a couple of weeks, Jones and 19-year-old Columbus Blue Jackets defense partner Zach Werenski will go up against opponents' top players in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A change in mindset during the preseason has turned the Columbus Blue Jackets from a perennial loser into one of the NHL's best teams.
Cam Atkinson scored twice and Brandon Dubinsky had the go-ahead goal in the third period to help the Blue Jackets set franchise records for wins and points in a season with a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night.
Zach Werenski and Sam Gagner also scored for the Blue Jackets, who have 44 wins and 94 points.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nick Foligno and Boone Jenner each scored a goal, backup goalie Joonas Korpisalo made 31 saves and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Wednesday night.
Zach Werenski and Ivan Provorov are the latest to put cracks in the time-tested theory that defensemen need a long time to develop.
The 19-year-old rookies quickly followed the lead of Seth Jones and 2015 Calder Trophy winner Aaron Ekblad in adapting more quickly to the NHL than elite defensemen of previous generations. Werenski plays on the Columbus Blue Jackets' top pairing alongside Jones and Provorov is already a No. 1 defenseman after making the Philadelphia Flyers out of training camp.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets and their emerging rookie defenseman are enjoying this breakout season.
Sam Gagner got his fifth goal in five games, Zach Werenski continued his impressive rookie season with two assists and the Blue Jackets beat the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Friday night for their eighth straight win.
The streak is tied for the second-longest ever for Columbus, which is in third place in the highly competitive Metropolitan Division with 42 points.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Matt Duchene came back just in time for the Colorado Avalanche.
Sidelined since Nov. 11 with a concussion, Duchene scored his first goal of the season 1:49 into overtime in his first game back, helping Colorado beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Monday night.
The victory improved Colorado's record to 9-9-0, while Columbus, which had won four straight, fell to 10-5-2.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rookie Zach Werenski hasn't been fazed by much this season. Not even scoring into his own goal.
Werenski shrugged off an unfortunate bounce and scored 1:21 into overtime after Columbus blew a two-goal lead, helping the Blue Jackets escape with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night.