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Head Coach Brad Larsen
Assistant Coach Kenny McCudden
Assistant Coach Brad Shaw
Assistant Coach Steve Lefebvre
Playoff Odds 25.4%
Projected Cap Hit $71,158,701
Projected Cap Space $10,341,299
Current Cap Space $20,477,820
LTIR Pool $0
Roster 21/23
Contracts 43/50
Transactions
Jake Christiansen | Christiansen was recalled from AHL Cleveland on Monday, per CBS Sports. Jan 17
Jean-Francois Berube | Berube was demoted from the taxi squad to AHL Cleveland on Sunday. Jan 16
Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins allowed four goals on 15 shots in the first 13:28 of Saturday's game against Florida before being pulled. He was replaced by Joonas Korpisalo, but Merzlikins eventually took the loss in a 9-2 defeat. Jan 15
Liam Foudy | Foudy was promoted from the taxi squad to the active roster for Saturday's tilt with the Panthers, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports. Jan 15
Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins received the starting nod for Saturday's contest versus the Panthers on the road, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports. Jan 15

No games currently scheduled
Line Combinations Updated: Jan 18 (4:40am)
$5,500,0005.5M
$3,750,0003.8M
$5,400,0005.4M
$5,000,0005M
$787,5000.8M
Line 1 $14,650,000 Pairing 1 $5,787,500
$7,500,0007.5M
$1,525,0001.5M
$925,0000.9M
$750,0000.8M
$2,333,3332.3M
Line 2 $9,950,000 Pairing 2 $3,083,333
$925,0000.9M
$1,838,3621.8M
$894,1670.9M
$725,0000.7M
$1,650,0001.7M
Line 3 $3,657,529 Pairing 3 $2,375,000
$975,0001M
$2,500,0002.5M
$5,300,0005.3M
$4,000,0004M
$2,800,0002.8M
Line 4 $8,775,000 Goalies $6,800,000
Injury Report
Vladislav Gavrikov
Expected Return Thu Jan 20, 2022
Vladislav Gavrikov - OUT - Covid-19
Mon Jan 17, 2022
Vladislav Gavrikov | Gavrikov entered the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols Monday, per Aaron Portzline of The Athletic.
Adam Boqvist
Expected Return Thu Jan 20, 2022
Adam Boqvist - OUT - Covid-19
Mon Jan 17, 2022
Adam Boqvist | Boqvist entered the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols Sunday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports Monday.
Cole Sillinger
Expected Return Thu Jan 20, 2022
Cole Sillinger - IR - Covid-19
Sat Jan 15, 2022
Cole Sillinger | Sillinger entered the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols Saturday, per Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda.
Jakub Voracek
Expected Return Thu Jan 20, 2022
Jakub Voracek - IR - Covid-19
Thu Jan 13, 2022
Jakub Voracek | Voracek entered the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols Thursday.
Nathan Gerbe
Expected Return Tue Feb 1, 2022
Nathan Gerbe - IR-NR - Hip
Surgery
Sat Sep 4, 2021
Nathan Gerbe | Gerbe is exptected to miss 4-to-6 minths after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip, 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
(12) Forwards $46,957,529 57.6% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Voracek, Jakub
IR
RW 32
$8,250,000
$8,250,000
$8,250,000
$0
UFA
Nyquist, Gustav RW 32
$5,500,000
$5,500,000
$0
UFA
Jenner, Boone C 28
$3,750,000
$3,750,000
M-NTC
$3,750,000
M-NTC
$3,750,000
M-NTC
$3,750,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2026)
Kuraly, Sean C 28
$2,500,000
NTC
$2,500,000
M-NTC
$2,500,000
M-NTC
$2,500,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2025)
Grigorenko, Mikhail C 27
$0
UFA
Domi, Max C 26
$5,300,000
$0
UFA
Bjorkstrand, Oliver RW 26
$5,400,000
$5,400,000
M-NTC
$5,400,000
M-NTC
$5,400,000
M-NTC
$5,400,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2026)
Roslovic, Jack C 24
$1,838,362
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Robinson, Eric LW 26
$975,000
$1,600,000
$1,600,000
$0
UFA
Laine, Patrik RW 23
$7,500,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Texier, Alexandre C 22
$1,525,000
$1,525,000
$0
RFA
Bemstrom, Emil RW 22
$925,000
$0
RFA
Foudy, Liam C 21
$894,167
$0
RFA
Chinakhov, Yegor RW 20
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Danforth, Justin
IR
RW 28
$750,000
$0
UFA
Sillinger, Cole
IR
C 18
$925,000
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$46,957,529
$30,375,000
$22,425,000
$11,650,000
$9,150,000
(7) Defence $15,865,000 19.5% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Kukan, Dean D 28
$1,650,000
$0
UFA
Werenski, Zach D 24
$5,000,000
$9,583,333
$9,583,333
NMC
$9,583,333
NMC
$9,583,333
NMC
$0
UFA

(2028)
Carlsson, Gabriel D 25
$725,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Gavrikov, Vladislav
IR
D 26
$2,800,000
$2,800,000
$0
UFA
Bean, Jake D 23
$2,333,333
$2,333,333
$2,333,333
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Peeke, Andrew D 23
$787,500
$787,500
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Bayreuther, Gavin D 27
$750,000
$750,000
$0
UFA
Boqvist, Adam
IR
D 21
$894,167
$0
RFA
Christiansen, Jake D 22
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$15,865,000
$17,179,166
$11,916,666
$9,583,333
$9,583,333
(2) Goalies $7,725,000 9.5% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Korpisalo, Joonas G 27
$2,800,000
$0
UFA
Merzlikins, Elvis G 27
$4,000,000
$5,400,000
M-NTC
$5,400,000
M-NTC
$5,400,000
M-NTC
$5,400,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2027)
Tarasov, Daniil
IR
G 22
$925,000
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$7,725,000
$5,400,000
$5,400,000
$5,400,000
$5,400,000
(1) Buried $508,333 0.6% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Harrington, Scott D 28
$508,333
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$508,333
(2) Buyout & Retained Salary $577,443 0.7% of cap
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Gerbe, Nathan - Season Opening IR
0
$135,776
Wennberg, Alexander
Buyout
C 27
$441,667
$441,667
$891,667
$891,667
$891,667
TOTALS
$577,443
$441,667
$891,667
$891,667
$891,667
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2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Roster Size

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

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21 16 9 5
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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43 21 13 5
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 $82,500,000 $82,500,000 $82,500,000
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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$71,158,701 $53,395,833 $40,633,333 $27,525,000
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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$10,341,299 $29,104,167 $41,866,667 $54,975,000
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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$20,477,820 $29,104,167 $41,866,667 $54,975,000
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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$0 $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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$71,633,305 $53,395,833 $40,633,333 $27,525,000
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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$3,025,000 $1,550,000 $850,000 $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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3 3 3 3
(16) Non-Roster
Player POS Age 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Gerbe, Nathan C 34
$750,000
$0
UFA
Berube, J-F G 30
$750,000
$0
UFA
Rinaldo, Zac LW 31
$750,000
$0
UFA
Harrington, Scott D 28
$1,633,333
$0
UFA
Gaunce, Brendan C 27
$750,000
$0
UFA
Zaar, Daniel RW 27
$0
RFA
Austin, Brady D 28
$0
Quenneville, Peter C 27
$0
Pendenza, Joseph C 31
$0
Stenlund, Kevin C 25
$1,050,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Vainio, Veeti D 24
$0
$0
UFA
Pu, Cliff RW 23
$0
UFA
$0
UFA
Thome, Peter G 24
$0
$0
UFA
Thurkauf, Calvin C 24
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Meyer, Carson RW 24
$820,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Stucker, Robbie D 23
$0
MacIntyre, Bobby LW 25
$0
$0
UFA
Kulbakov, Ivan G 25
$0
$0
UFA
Marchenko, Kirill D 21
$0
Karlberg, Marcus RW 21
$0
Berni, Tim D 21
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Fix-Wolansky, Trey RW 22
$809,166
$0
RFA
Sikura, Tyler C 29
$750,000
$0
UFA
Cockerill, Garret D 27
$0
$0
UFA
DeSalvo, Dan C 29
$0
$0
UFA
Raaymakers, Joseph G 23
$0
$0
UFA
Wade, Justin D 27
$0
$0
UFA
Johnson, Cameron G 27
$750,000
$0
UFA
Hjorth, Eric D 21
$0
$0
UFA
Voronkov, Dimitri LW 21
$0
$0
UFA
Angle, Tyler C 21
$850,833
$850,833
$850,833
$0
RFA
Barach, Derek C 26
$0
$0
UFA
Karlsson, Anton D 28
$0
$0
UFA
Stewart, Hayden G 27
$0
$0
UFA
Knazko, Samuel D 19
$870,000
$870,000
$870,000
$0
RFA
Pyyhtia, Mikael C 20
$0
$0
UFA
Bjorgvik-Holm, Ole Julian D 19
$845,833
$845,833
$845,833
$0
RFA
Johannesson, Samuel D 21
$0
$0
UFA
Dunne, Joshua C 23
$925,000
$0
RFA
Johnson, Kent C 19
$0
$0
UFA
Ceulemans, Corson D 18
$0
$0
UFA
Svozil, Stanislav D 19
$870,000
$870,000
$870,000
$0
RFA
Richard, Guillaume D 18
$0
$0
UFA
Makarov, Nikolai D 19
$0
$0
UFA
Malatesta, James C 18
$0
$0
UFA
Boyd, Ben C 18
$0
$0
UFA
Rysavy, Martin LW 18
$0
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$12,465,832
$4,361,666
$3,436,666