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Alexander Wennberg played 14:20 minutes with a minus-one rating and no points during the Blue Jackets 5-0 loss to Minnesota. It was his first game back after missing 12 due to an upper-body-injury.

Fantasy Impact: This season in 53 games, Wennberg has five goals and 15 assists with a minus-one rating.

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Joonas Korpisalo was pulled after stopping 11-of-15 shots during a 5-0 loss to Minnesota. He lasted just 32:30 minutes in his first start since December 29th.

Fantasy Impact: In 34 games played this season he is 18-11-4 with a 2.56 GAA and a .911 save percentage.

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Markus Nutivaara had an assist while playing 19:52 minutes of ice time during a 4-3 shootout loss to Nashville.

Fantasy Impact: It was his fifth point in his last six games which includes one goal and four assists in that span. This season in 31 games played, Nutivaara has three goals and five assists with a plus-five rating.

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Boone Jenner scored a goal and had seven shots on net during the Blue Jackets 4-3 shootout loss to Nashville.

Fantasy Impact: This season in 63 games, Jenner has 11 goals and 11 assists with a minus-12 rating. He does have a goal and an assist in his last two games.

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Elivs Merzlikins stopped 33-of-36 shots but took a 4-3 shootout loss versus Nashville that lasted eight rounds.

Fantasy Impact: Columbus is now winless in their last eight games going 0-3-5 since their last win on February 7th. Merzlikins has gone 0-2-3 in his last five games while allowing 16 goals in that span.

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Oliver Bjorkstrand scored a second-period goal during the Blue Jackets 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers. The goal came on his only shot on net in 20:24 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: The goal was his 19th of the season in 46 games played. He also has 13 assists and a plus-eight rating this season. It was his second goal in his last three games.

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Matiss Kivlenieks allowed four goals on 27 shots during a 4-3 overtime loss to Buffalo.

Fantasy Impact: He now has three appearances in net this season and has a record of 1-0-2 with seven goals allowed.

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Zachary Werenski had an assist in 24:41 minutes of ice time during a 4-3 overtime loss to Buffalo.

Fantasy Impact: In 51 games played, Werenski has 17 goals and 17 assists with a plus-10 rating. He also has two goals and one assist in his last five games.

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Gustav Nyquist scored and empty net goal at 18:07 of the third period to help Columbus with a 4-3 win at Montreal.

Fantasy Impact: In 53 games played, Nyquist has 12 goals and 22 assists with a plus-four rating. He has two goals and one assist in his last three games.

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Pierre-Luc Dubois scored two goals and had an assist during the Blue Jackets' 4-3 win versus Montreal. He also had two shots and finished the game with a plus-two rating.

Fantasy Impact: In his last four games, Dubois has two goals and six assists. This season in 53 games he has 17 goals and 25 assists with a plus-seven rating.

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The Florida Panthers have inked a seven-year $70 million deal with Sergei Bobrovsky Monday. (Source: Sun Sentinel)

Fantasy Impact: Bobrovsky has spent the last seven years of his career with the Blue Jackets. During his time in Columbus, he had a 213-130-27 record along with a 2.41 GAA and 0.921 SV%. While the Panthers may be taking a risk on a goaltender already in their 30's, they are building their team to win now. Bobrovsky will look to lead Florida back to the playoffs for the first time since 2016.

Category: Transactions


Columbus Blue Jackets star forward Artemi Panarin has signed a seven-year $81.5 million contract with the New York Rangers. (Source: New York Post)

Fantasy Impact: Panarin is currently 27-years old and will play the remainder of his prime years on Broadway. He will be reunited with New York's new team president John Davidson, who spent the last seven seasons with Columbus. Panarin has amassed 116 goals and 320 points through 322 career regular season games with the Blackhawks and Blue Jackets. Lastly, he has played in 27 postseason games where he has compiled 26 points as well.

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The predators have agreed to sign Matt Duchene to a 7 year contract worth around 56 million dollars. (Source: ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: This was the plan all along. The PK Subban Trade opened up the cap space and the Predators landed their prize free agent. Duchene set a career high last year with 31 goals. He had 70 points, including 10 in playoffs. The move will put Duchene as the second line center and shift Kyle Turris to the third line most likely.

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Seth Jones was held off the scoresheet on Monday during a 3-0 loss to Boston. The defeat ends the season for Jones and the Blue Jackets. He finishes the playoffs with three goals and six assists in 10 games played.

Fantasy Impact: It was obviously a disappointing end to the year after Columbus swept the President’s Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the playoffs. Despite the loss, the 24-years-old Jones still has an incredibly bright future in the NHL. Look for him to continue to shine next season even if the Blue Jackets regress as a team with the possible departures of goalie Sergei Bobrovsky and forward Artemi Panarin via free agency this summer.

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Dean Kukan scored his first career post-season goal to help tie up Game Five 3-3 with almost six minutes remaining in the third period. Sadly for Columbus, Boston's forward David Pastrnak buried his second goal of the game with less than two minutes remaining in regulation to secure a 4-3 win.

Fantasy Impact: Kukan helped out in a big way for Columbus as they nearly forced OT in Game Five against Boston. He will need to contribute in a similar way this Monday night as the Blue Jackets are facing elimination for the first time this post-season.

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Ryan Dzingel scored his first goal of the post-season Saturday, as Columbus would lose Game Five to Boston 4-3. The Blue Jackets will be facing elimination for the first time during these playoffs in Game Six Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Dzingel has been very quiet this post-season as he only has one point in eight games played. He will need to step it up to help his team avoid elimination in Game Six this upcoming Monday night at home.

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Alexandre Texier provided his first two ever career post-season goals in Columbus's 7-3 Game Four win over the Tampa Bay Lightning Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Texier had a gigantic impact on Columbus's offensive success as they completed the sweep against the Tampa Bay Lightning in round one. Texier has three points in his first four playoff games played.

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Cam Atkinson scored a goal and provided an assist as the Columbus Blue Jackets continue to shock the hockey world with another win against the heavily favored Tampa Bay Lightning Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Atkinson has two goals, an assist and a plus-three rating so far this post-season. He and the Blue Jackets will attempt to complete the unthinkable with sweeping the President's Trophy winners out of the first round of the playoffs this Tuesday night.

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Riley Nash potted his first career post-season goal in Columbus' 5-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning Friday.

Fantasy Impact: In 17 career playoff games played, Nash has scored a goal and provided three assists. He will look to continue to have a more productive role in Columbus' offense this spring.

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Josh Anderson

Fri, Dec 14th 11:18am EST
By John Pritchard

Josh Anderson scored a second period goal in the Blue Jackets 4-1 defeat of the Kings Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson appears to be showing no ill effects from an upper body injury he suffered Tuesday. He's a worthy add for teams in need of goals off the waiver wire.

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