Ryan Johansen - #19 - Center - 6'3" - 203lbs
Mon. July 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Negotiations between Johansen and the Blue Jackets have started up again after Johansen's agent proposed a two-year deal to the club, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Impact: This is a big step, as the length of a new contract was the biggest stumbling block between the two sides. The actual dollar amount will still be an issue, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Johansen back in a Jackets sweater by the end of the week.
Tim Erixon - #20 - Defense - 6'2" - 190lbs
Tue. July 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Erixon signed a one-year deal with the Blue Jackets on Tuesday.
Impact: Given that this is a one-way deal, it's a very clear sign that Erixon will begin the season on the Blue Jackets' roster. The 23-year-old defenseman notched five goals, 33 assists and 16 penalty minutes in 40 games for the AHL's Springfield Falcons. He also appeared in two games for Columbus, tallying one hit and one shot on goal in 28:41 of ice time.
Brandon Dubinsky - #17 - Center - 6'1" - 210lbs
Fri. July 11, 2014 | STATS
News: The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center Brandon Dubinsky to a six-year contract extension worth a reported $35.1 million through the 2020-21 season. The Columbus Dispatch reported details of the contract, worth $5.85 million per season.
Impact: The 28-year-old Dubinsky, acquired two years ago in the blockbuster deal with the New York Rangers for Rick Nash, has scored 18 goals with 52 assists with a +7 plus/minus rating in 105 games the past two seasons. He was at his best in last season's six-game playoff series with Pittsburgh, scoring a goal with five assists while frequently matched up against Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby.
Sean Collins - #43 - Center -
Tue. July 8, 2014 | STATS
News: The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed center Sean Collins to a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contract for the 2014-15 season.
Impact: The 25-year-old Collins appeared in six games with the Blue Jackets last season, with one assist. In 67 games with the American Hockey League's Springfield Falcons, he added 16 goals and 25 assists.