Blue Jackets trim roster to 33 players
COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets have made their second roster moves of training camp with the assignment of 18 players, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. The following 17 players have been assigned to the club’s AHL affiliate in Springfield: forwards Alex Aleardi, Sean Collins, Jake Hansen, Andrew Joudrey, Jeremy Langlois, Broc Little, Spencer Machacek, Jonathan Marchessault, Lukas Sedlak, Dalton Smith and Trent Vogelhuber; and defensemen Thomas Larkin, Joe Lavin, Austin Madaisky, Patrick McNeill, Blake Parlett and Frederic St. Denis. Machacek, McNeill and St. Denis were placed on waivers for the purpose of being assigned to the Falcons.
In addition, the club assigned forward Kerby Rychel to the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League. The Blue Jackets, whose roster currently stands at 33 players (18 forwards, 11 defensemen, four goaltenders), are scheduled to practice on Friday at 11 a.m. at the OhioHealth Ice Haus. The Jackets have posted a 3-1-0 mark in the preseason and return to action on Saturday when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins. Game time from CONSOL Energy Center is 4 p.m. Columbus’ next home preseason game is scheduled for Monday, September 23 at 7 p.m. vs. the Minnesota Wild. Single game tickets for Blue Jackets home games at Nationwide Arena are on sale now. Full and partial season tickets for the Blue Jackets’ 2013-14 campaign also are available for purchase. Information on all CBJ ticketing options can be obtained by calling (800) NHL‐COLS or by visiting BlueJackets.com.