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Head Coach Brad Larsen
Assistant Coach Pascal Vincent
Assistant Coach Steve McCarthy
Playoff Odds 0%
Projected Cap Hit $83,905,135
Projected Cap Space $-1,098,964
Current Cap Space $10,520,833
LTIR Pool $12,122,995
Roster 23/23
Contracts 48/50
Transactions
Elvis Merzlikins | Merzlikins will defend the cage on the road against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports. Dec 5
Trey Fix-Wolansky | Fix-Wolansky was assigned to AHL Cleveland on Monday. Dec 5
Kirill Marchenko | Marchenko was recalled from AHL Cleveland on Monday. Dec 5
Joonas Korpisalo | Korpisalo stopped 31 of 35 shots in Columbus' 4-2 loss to Detroit on Sunday. Dec 4
Marcus Bjork | Bjork netted a power-play goal in a 4-2 loss to Detroit on Sunday. Dec 4

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Line Combinations Updated: Dec 05 (10:11am)
$9,750,0009.8M
$3,750,0003.8M
$8,700,0008.7M
$2,800,0002.8M
$925,0000.9M
Line 1 $22,200,000 Pairing 1 $3,725,000
$5,500,0005.5M
$4,000,0004M
$925,0000.9M
$925,0000.9M
$4,000,0004M
Line 2 $10,425,000 Pairing 2 $4,925,000
$925,0000.9M
$925,0000.9M
$925,0000.9M
$750,0000.8M
$787,5000.8M
Line 3 $2,775,000 Pairing 3 $1,537,500
$1,600,0001.6M
$2,500,0002.5M
$750,0000.8M
$5,400,0005.4M
$1,300,0001.3M
Line 4 $4,850,000 Goalies $6,700,000
Injury Report
Mathieu Olivier
Expected Return unknown
Mathieu Olivier - DAY-TO-DAY - Illness
Sun Dec 4, 2022
Mathieu Olivier | Olivier (illness) is not expected to play Sunday versus the Detroit Red Wings, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Adam Boqvist
Expected Return unknown
Adam Boqvist - IR-LT - Foot
Fracture
Nick Blankenburg
Expected Return Fri Dec 23, 2022
Nick Blankenburg - IR - Ankle
Jake Bean
Expected Return Fri Mar 24, 2023
Jake Bean - IR - Shoulder
Fri Dec 2, 2022
Jake Bean | Bean (torn labrum) had successful shoulder surgery and will miss the next 4-6 months.
Jakub Voracek
Expected Return Sat Apr 1, 2023
Jakub Voracek - IR - Concussion
Mon Dec 5, 2022
Jakub Voracek | Voracek is still out indefinitely with concussion symptoms and said Monday there's only a "slim" chance that he will be able to return this season, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.

Fri Dec 2, 2022
Jakub Voracek | Voracek's upper-body injury is a concussion and Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen doesn't expect him to return in the near future.

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Performance Bonuses
Movement Clauses
35+ Over 35 Contract
IR - Injured Reserve
Entry Level Contract
Waiver Exempt
Has Arbitration Rights
Two-way contract
(14) Forwards $50,812,500 61.6% of cap
Player POS Age 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Voracek, Jakub
IR
RW 33
$8,250,000
$8,250,000
$0
UFA
Nyquist, Gustav RW 33
$5,500,000
$0
UFA
Jenner, Boone C 29
$3,750,000
M-NTC
$3,750,000
M-NTC
$3,750,000
M-NTC
$3,750,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2026)
Gaudreau, Johnny LW 29
$9,750,000
NMC
$9,750,000
NMC
$9,750,000
NMC
$9,750,000
NMC
$9,750,000
NMC
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2029)
Kuraly, Sean C 29
$2,500,000
M-NTC
$2,500,000
M-NTC
$2,500,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Roslovic, Jack C 25
$4,000,000
$4,000,000
$0
UFA
Robinson, Eric LW 27
$1,600,000
$1,600,000
$0
UFA
Laine, Patrik RW 24
$8,700,000
$8,700,000
M-NTC
$8,700,000
M-NTC
$8,700,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2026)
Texier, Alexandre
SUSP
C 23
$1,525,000
Meyer, Carson RW 25
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Foudy, Liam C 22
$762,500
$762,500
$0
RFA
Fix-Wolansky, Trey RW 23
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Olivier, Mathieu RW 25
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Chinakhov, Yegor RW 21
$925,000
$0
RFA
Danforth, Justin
IR
RW 29
$975,000
$975,000
$0
UFA
Sillinger, Cole C 19
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Johnson, Kent C 20
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$50,812,500
$43,662,500
$24,700,000
$22,200,000
$9,750,000
(7) Defence $26,454,166 32.1% of cap
Player POS Age 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Gudbranson, Erik D 30
$4,000,000
M-NTC
$4,000,000
M-NTC
$4,000,000
M-NTC
$4,000,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2026)
Werenski, Zach
LTIR
D 25
$9,583,333
$9,583,333
NMC
$9,583,333
NMC
$9,583,333
NMC
$9,583,334
NMC
$0
UFA

(2028)
Gavrikov, Vladislav D 27
$2,800,000
$0
UFA
Bean, Jake
IR
D 24
$2,333,333
$2,333,333
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Peeke, Andrew D 24
$787,500
$2,750,000
$2,750,000
$2,750,000
$0
UFA

(2026)
Bayreuther, Gavin D 28
$750,000
$0
UFA
Boqvist, Adam
LTIR
D 22
$2,600,000
$2,600,000
$2,600,000
$0
RFA
Berni, Tim D 22
$925,000
$0
RFA
Christiansen, Jake D 23
$925,000
$0
RFA
Blankenburg, Nick
IR
D 24
$825,000
$825,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Bjork, Marcus D 25
$925,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$26,454,166
$22,091,666
$18,933,333
$16,333,333
$9,583,334
(2) Goalies $6,700,000 8.1% of cap
Player POS Age 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Korpisalo, Joonas G 28
$1,300,000
$0
UFA
Merzlikins, Elvis G 28
$5,400,000
M-NTC
$5,400,000
M-NTC
$5,400,000
M-NTC
$5,400,000
M-NTC
$5,400,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2027)
TOTALS
$6,700,000
$5,400,000
$5,400,000
$5,400,000
$5,400,000
(0) Buried $0 0.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
TOTALS
(1) Buyout & Retained Salary $441,667 0.5% of cap
Player POS Age 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Wennberg, Alexander
Buyout
C 28
$441,667
$891,667
$891,667
$891,667
TOTALS
$441,667
$891,667
$891,667
$891,667
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2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026
Roster Size

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

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23 19 9 7
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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48 36 20 7
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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$82,500,000 $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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$83,905,135 $72,045,833 $49,925,000 $44,825,000
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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$-1,098,964 $10,454,167 $32,575,000 $37,675,000
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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$10,520,833 $10,454,167 $32,575,000 $37,675,000
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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$12,122,995 $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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$84,408,333 $72,045,833 $49,925,000 $44,825,000
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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$2,475,000 $2,700,000 $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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3 3 3 3
(19) Non-Roster
Player POS Age 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Gaunce, Brendan C 28
$762,500
$762,500
$0
UFA
Vainio, Veeti D 25
$0
$0
UFA
Thome, Peter G 25
$0
$0
UFA
Thurkauf, Calvin C 25
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Tarasov, Daniil G 23
$1,050,000
$1,050,000
$1,050,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Bemstrom, Emil RW 23
$900,000
$900,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Stucker, Robbie D 24
$0
$0
UFA
MacIntyre, Bobby LW 26
$0
$0
UFA
Kulbakov, Ivan G 26
$0
$0
UFA
Marchenko, Kirill RW 22
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Karlberg, Marcus RW 22
$0
Raaymakers, Joseph G 24
$0
$0
UFA
Hjorth, Eric D 21
$0
$0
UFA
Voronkov, Dimitri LW 22
$0
$0
UFA
Angle, Tyler C 22
$850,833
$850,833
$0
RFA
Luoto, Joona LW 25
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Barach, Derek C 27
$0
$0
UFA
Knazko, Samuel D 20
$847,500
$847,500
$847,500
$0
RFA
Pyyhtia, Mikael C 20
$897,500
$897,500
$897,500
$0
RFA
Bjorgvik-Holm, Ole Julian D 20
$825,000
$825,000
$825,000
$0
RFA
Johannesson, Samuel D 21
$0
$0
UFA
Dunne, Joshua C 23
$874,125
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Ceulemans, Corson D 19
$0
$0
UFA
Svozil, Stanislav D 19
$847,500
$847,500
$847,500
$0
RFA
Hreschuk, Aidan D 19
$0
$0
UFA
Richard, Guillaume D 19
$0
$0
UFA
Makarov, Nikolai D 19
$0
$0
UFA
Malatesta, James C 19
$870,833
$870,833
$870,833
$0
RFA
Boyd, Ben C 19
$0
$0
UFA
Rysavy, Martin LW 19
$0
$0
UFA
Greaves, Jet G 21
$758,333
$758,333
$0
RFA
Sweezey, Billy D 26
$762,500
$762,500
$0
UFA
Mateychuk, Denton D 18
$950,000
$950,000
$950,000
$0
RFA
Del Bel Belluz, Luca C 19
$923,333
$923,333
$923,333
$0
RFA
Dumais, Jordan RW 18
$923,333
$923,333
$923,333
$0
RFA
Jiricek, David D 19
$950,000
$950,000
$950,000
$0
RFA
Dolzhenkov, Kirill RW 18
$0
$0
UFA
Ivanov, Sergei G 18
$0
$0
UFA
Fisher, James C 18
$0
$0
UFA
Lalonde, Nolan G 18
$798,333
$798,333
$798,333
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$16,466,623
$14,842,498
$9,883,332