April 5, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets head coach Todd Richards stands behind his bench during the third period of the game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. The Blue Jackets defeated the Avalanche, 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Not only do the Columbus Blue Jackets have to sign their Vezina Trophy winning goaltender, but they also have a long list of other players with contracts up. Thank god they didn’t all win an award and or are getting offers from the KHL.
Either way, Jarmo and the Columbus Blue Jackets have their work cut out for them, and all within less than a month I might add. Free agency is set this summer on July 5th; who will we see go, and who will return? The bigger question here is; who do you want to see stay? Who do you want to see go?
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Here are the players that will become Unrestricted Free Agents:
Apr 12, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets center Vinny Prospal (22) celebrates with the bench after a 3rd period goal against the St. Louis Blues at Nationwide Arena. The Blue Jackets won the game 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports
*Comeau’s stats are from both his time with Calgary and Columbus; Drazenovic stats are from the Springfield Falcons (AHL), he did play 8 games with the Blue Jackets but did not record any points; Leighton’s stats are with the Flyers, he did not play any games with the Blue Jackets this season.
Mar 14, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov (42) celebrates after scoring in the shootout agianst the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. The Blackhawks won 2-1 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports
Here are the players that will become Restricted Free Agents: