Columbus Blue Jackets

Head Coach John Tortorella
Assistant Coach Brad Larsen
Assistant Coach Kenny McCudden
Assistant Coach Brad Shaw
Goaltending Coach Manny Legace
Playoff Odds 0.2%
Cap Hit $78,759,915
Cap Space $2,740,085
LTIR Pool $5,834,929
Roster 20/23
Contracts 41/50
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TRADE ANALYSIS
The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Stefan Noesen from the Columbus Blue Jackets for 2021 first round pick and 2022 fourth round pick
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Apr 11
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The San Jose Sharks acquired Nick Foligno from the Columbus Blue Jackets for Stefan Noesen
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Apr 11
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The Tampa Bay Lightning acquired Brian Lashoff from the Columbus Blue Jackets for 2021 first round pick and 2022 third round pick
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Apr 10
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The Detroit Red Wings acquired David Savard from the Columbus Blue Jackets for Brian Lashoff
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Apr 10
Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins made 24 saves in a 4-3 loss to Chicago on Saturday. Apr 10

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$2,500,0002.5M
$5,300,0005.3M
$4,995,0005M
$700,0000.7M
$5,400,0005.4M
Line 1 $12,795,000 Pairing 1 $6,100,000
$1,200,0001.2M
$2,030,9522M
$5,875,0005.9M
$925,0000.9M
$725,0000.7M
Line 2 $9,105,952 Pairing 2 $1,650,000
$975,0001M
$897,5000.9M
$750,0000.8M
$1,633,3331.6M
$2,800,0002.8M
Line 3 $2,622,500 Pairing 3 $4,433,333
$735,0000.7M
$874,1250.9M
$725,0000.7M
$4,000,0004M
$2,800,0002.8M
Line 4 $2,334,125 Goalies $6,800,000
Injury Report
Emil Bemstrom
Expected Return Mon Apr 12, 2021
Emil Bemstrom - IR - Lower Body
Thu Mar 18, 2021
Emil Bemstrom | Bemstrom (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.
Gustav Nyquist
Expected Return Mon Apr 12, 2021
Gustav Nyquist - IR-NR - Shoulder
Surgery
Wed Mar 31, 2021
Gustav Nyquist | Nyquist (shoulder) is approximately two weeks away from joining the Blue Jackets, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Boone Jenner
Expected Return Wed May 19, 2021
Boone Jenner - IR - Finger
Fracture
Thu Apr 8, 2021
Boone Jenner | Jenner (finger) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.

Wed Apr 7, 2021
Boone Jenner | Jenner will miss an estimated six weeks with a broken finger, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Tue Apr 6, 2021
Boone Jenner | Jenner (wrist) is expected to miss time after leaving Tuesday's game versus the Lightning with an injury, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Brandon Dubinsky
Expected Return Mon Aug 16, 2021
Brandon Dubinsky - IR-LT - Wrist
Not Specified
Trey Fix-Wolansky
Expected Return Wed Sep 1, 2021
Trey Fix-Wolansky - OUT - Knee
Surgery
Sat Mar 27, 2021
Trey Fix-Wolansky | Fix-Wolansky underwent knee surgery and will miss the rest of the 2020-21 season, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.

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Performance Bonuses
Movement Clauses
35+ Over 35 Contract
IR - Injured Reserve
Taxi Squad
Entry Level Contract
Waiver Exempt
Has Arbitration Rights
Two-way contract
(11) Forwards $42,147,577 51.7% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Dubinsky, Brandon
LTIR
C 34
$5,850,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Dalpe, Zac C 31
$750,000
$0
UFA
Nyquist, Gustav
IR
RW 31
$5,500,000
$5,500,000
$5,500,000
$0
UFA
Atkinson, Cam RW 31
$5,875,000
M-NTC
$5,875,000
M-NTC
$5,875,000
M-NTC
$5,875,000
M-NTC
$5,875,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
(2025)
Jenner, Boone
IR
C 27
$3,750,000
$3,750,000
$0
UFA
Grigorenko, Mikhail C 26
$1,200,000
$0
UFA
Matteau, Stefan C 27
$725,000
$0
UFA
Domi, Max C 26
$5,300,000
$5,300,000
$0
UFA
Bjorkstrand, Oliver RW 26
$2,500,000
$5,400,000
$5,400,000
M-NTC
$5,400,000
M-NTC
$5,400,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
(2026)
Roslovic, Jack C 24
$2,030,952
$1,838,362
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Stenlund, Kevin C 24
$874,125
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Robinson, Eric LW 25
$975,000
$975,000
$0
UFA
Laine, Patrik RW 22
$4,995,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Texier, Alexandre C 21
$897,500
$0
RFA
Bemstrom, Emil
IR
RW 21
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$42,147,577
$29,563,362
$16,775,000
$11,275,000
$11,275,000
$0
(7) Defence $18,833,333 23.1% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Del Zotto, Michael D 30
$700,000
$0
UFA
Harrington, Scott D 28
$1,633,333
$1,633,333
$0
UFA
Jones, Seth D 26
$5,400,000
M-NTC
$5,400,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Kukan, Dean D 27
$1,650,000
$1,650,000
$0
UFA
Werenski, Zach
IR
D 23
$5,000,000
$5,000,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Carlsson, Gabriel D 24
$725,000
$725,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Gavrikov, Vladislav D 25
$2,800,000
$2,800,000
$2,800,000
$0
UFA
Lehtonen, Mikko D 27
$925,000
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$18,833,333
$17,208,333
$2,800,000
$0
$0
$0
(2) Goalies $6,800,000 8.3% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Korpisalo, Joonas G 26
$2,800,000
$2,800,000
$0
UFA
Merzlikins, Elvis G 26
$4,000,000
$4,000,000
$0
UFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$6,800,000
$6,800,000
$0
$0
$0
$0
(0) Buried $0 0.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
TOTALS TOTALS
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
(4) Buyout & Retained Salary $6,566,667 8.1% of cap
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Savard, David
Retained Salary
D 30
$2,125,000
Foligno, Nick
Retained Salary
LW 33
$2,750,000
Hartnell, Scott
Buyout
LW 38
$1,250,000
Wennberg, Alexander
Buyout
C 26
$441,667
$441,667
$441,667
$891,667
$891,667
TOTALS TOTALS
$6,566,667
$441,667
$441,667
$891,667
$891,667
$0
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2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Roster Size

Number of players on the Active Roster. Cannot exceed 23 players. Excludes players on IR and LTIR.

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20 16 4 2
Standard Player Contracts

Number of players signed to Standard Player Contracts (SPC's). Cannot exceed 50 players. Some players do not count towards this, such as 18/19 Year-Old players in Junior with less than 10 NHL Games Played in Season.

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41 25 7 3
Upper Limit

The maximum Salary Cap Hit of all players counting towards the active roster. Often referred to as "Salary Cap". This is determined in the summer and is based on the previous season's revenues, per the CBA.

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$81,500,000 $81,500,000 $81,500,000 $81,500,000
Projected Cap Hit

Anticipated Season-End Cap Hit based on the current roster, calculated by summing all Cap Hits of players currently counting towards the Salary Cap. Assumes current roster is in effect for the remainder of season.

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$78,759,915 $54,013,362 $20,016,667 $12,166,667
Projected Cap Space

Amount of Cap Space projected to be available at end of year. Calculated as Annual Salary Cap minus Projected Cap Hit.

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$2,740,085 $27,486,638 $61,483,333 $69,333,333
Current Cap Space

Amount of Annual Cap Hit that can be added to the roster without exceeding the Upper Limit (Salary Cap Maximum) based on the current roster. For teams using LTIR, Current Cap Space is the amount of annual cap hit that can be added without exceeding the Salary Cap by more than the team's LTIR Pool.

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$11,351,781 $27,486,638 $61,483,333 $69,333,333
Maximum LTIR Pool

The maximum amount of Long Term Injured Reserve space potentially available. This is the Cap Hit of player on LTIR less the Cap Space available for team at time player was on LTIR. A player can go on LTIR when they expect to miss 10 games and 24 days in the season. A player on LTIR does not come off of the salary cap, instead a team is allowed to exceed the cap by the LTIR amount.

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$5,834,929 $0 $0 $0
Current Roster Annual Cap Hit

Anticipated Cap Hit based on the current roster, calculated by summing all Cap Hits of players currently counting towards the Salary Cap + retained salary + buyouts.

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$74,347,577 $54,013,362 $20,016,667 $12,166,667
Carryover Bonus Overages

Teams can exceed the salary cap due to players receiving performance bonuses. If a team exceeds the salary cap due to performance bonuses, they carryover to the previous season and reduce the cap space a team has.

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$0 $0 $0 $0
Potential Bonuses

Performance Bonuses that players on the active roster are eligible to achieve. A team can exceed the salary cap due to performance bonuses, but they carry over to the following season.

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$850,000 $850,000 $0 $0
Retained Salary Remaining

Teams can retain salary/cap hit when they trade a player. A team can only have a maximum of 3 players that they retained salary on.

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1 3 3 3
(16) Non-Roster
Player POS Age 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Gerbe, Nathan C 33
$750,000
$750,000
$0
UFA
Clendening, Adam D 28
$700,000
$0
UFA
Hofmann, Gregory C 28
$0
Sedlak, Lukas C 28
$0
RFA
Zaar, Daniel RW 26
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Austin, Brady D 27
$0
Quenneville, Peter C 27
$0
$0
UFA
MacInnis, Ryan
C 25
$700,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Pendenza, Joseph C 30
$0
Vainio, Veeti D 23
$0
$0
UFA
Sherwood, Kole
RW 24
$735,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Peeke, Andrew
D 23
$916,666
$0
RFA
Pu, Cliff RW 22
$745,000
$0
RFA
Thome, Peter G 23
$0
$0
UFA
Thurkauf, Calvin C 23
$700,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Bayreuther, Gavin
D 26
$710,000
$0
UFA
Kivlenieks, Matiss
G 24
$725,000
$725,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Tarasov, Daniil G 22
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Howarth, Kale C 23
$0
$0
UFA
Stucker, Robbie D 22
$0
MacIntyre, Bobby LW 24
$0
$0
UFA
Kulbakov, Ivan G 24
$0
$0
UFA
Foudy, Liam C 21
$894,167
$894,167
$0
RFA
Marchenko, Kirill D 20
$0
Karlberg, Marcus RW 21
$0
Berni, Tim D 21
$925,000
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Fix-Wolansky, Trey RW 21
$809,166
$809,166
$0
RFA
Christiansen, Jake D 21
$925,000
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Cockerill, Garret D 27
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
DeSalvo, Dan C 29
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Raaymakers, Joseph G 23
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Wade, Justin D 26
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Johnson, Cameron
G 26
$700,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Hjorth, Eric D 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Voronkov, Dimitri LW 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Angle, Tyler C 20
$850,833
$850,833
$850,833
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Barach, Derek C 26
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Karlsson, Anton D 27
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Stewart, Hayden G 26
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Chinakhov, Yegor RW 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Knazko, Samuel D 18
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Pyyhtia, Mikael C 19
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Bjorgvik-Holm, Ole Julian D 18
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Johannesson, Samuel D 20
$0
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Dunne, Joshua C 22
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
TOTALS TOTALS
$12,784,999
$7,729,166
$2,700,833
$850,833
$0
$0