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Columbus Blue Jackets

Head Coach Brad Larsen
Assistant Coach Pascal Vincent
Assistant Coach Steve McCarthy
Playoff Odds 0%
Projected Cap Hit $80,345,833
Projected Cap Space $2,154,167
Current Cap Space $2,154,167
LTIR Pool $0
Roster 23/23
Contracts 45/50
Transactions
Emil Bemstrom | Bemstrom signed a two-year, $1.8 million deal with Columbus on Wednesday. Aug 3
Trey Fix-Wolansky | Fix-Wolansky signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Blue Jackets on Saturday. Jul 23
TRADE ANALYSIS
The Seattle Kraken acquired Oliver Bjorkstrand from the Columbus Blue Jackets for 2023 third round pick and 2023 fourth round pick
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Jul 22
Patrik Laine | Laine signed a four-year, $34.8 million contract extension with the Blue Jackets on Friday, PuckPedia reports. Jul 22
Patrik Laine | Laine is still a player the Blue jackets would like to sign to an extension, even after the team added Johnny Gaudreau in free agency, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports. Jul 14

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Line Combinations Updated: Jul 28 (7:32am)
$9,750,0009.8M
$3,750,0003.8M
$8,700,0008.7M
$9,583,3339.6M
$787,5000.8M
Line 1 $22,200,000 Pairing 1 $10,370,833
$5,500,0005.5M
$4,000,0004M
$1,525,0001.5M
$2,800,0002.8M
$2,600,0002.6M
Line 2 $11,025,000 Pairing 2 $5,400,000
$8,250,0008.3M
$925,0000.9M
$925,0000.9M
$2,333,3332.3M
$4,000,0004M
Line 3 $10,100,000 Pairing 3 $6,333,333
$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
Nick Blankenburg
Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Nick Blankenburg - OUT - Knee
Fri Jul 15, 2022
Nick Blankenburg | Blankenburg (knee) signed a two-year, $1.65 million contract with Columbus on Friday.

Tue May 24, 2022
Nick Blankenburg | Blankenburg (knee) was injured while playing for Team USA at the World Championship, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Sean Kuraly
Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Sean Kuraly - OUT - Foot
Tue Apr 26, 2022
Sean Kuraly | Kuraly will be sidelined for the final three games of the year due to a foot injury, the club announced Tuesday.
Adam Boqvist
Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Adam Boqvist - OUT - Undisclosed
Wed Jul 6, 2022
Adam Boqvist | Boqvist (undisclosed) signed a three-year deal worth $7.8 million with the Blue Jackets on Wednesday.

Fri Apr 29, 2022
Adam Boqvist | Boqvist (undisclosed) will remain sidelined for Friday's season finale in Pittsburgh, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Thu Apr 28, 2022
Adam Boqvist | Boqvist (undisclosed) will not be available Thursday against the Lightning, per the (NHL)'s media site.
Tue Apr 26, 2022
Adam Boqvist | Boqvist (undisclosed) will not play Tuesday versus the Lightning, per the (NHL) media site.
Sun Apr 24, 2022
Adam Boqvist | Boqvist (undisclosed) won't play Sunday against the Oilers, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Fri Apr 22, 2022
Adam Boqvist | Boqvist won't play Friday against Ottawa due to an undisclosed injury, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Joonas Korpisalo
Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Joonas Korpisalo - OUT - Hip
Surgery
Fri May 20, 2022
Joonas Korpisalo | Korpisalo (hip) signed a one-year, $1.3 million contract extension with the Blue Jackets on Friday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.

Thu Mar 24, 2022
Joonas Korpisalo | Korpisalo is set to undergo season-ending hip surgery.
Nathan Gerbe
Expected Return Thu Sep 15, 2022
Nathan Gerbe - OUT - 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
Entry Level Contract
Waiver Exempt
Has Arbitration Rights
Two-way contract
(14) Forwards $50,050,000 60.7% of cap
Player POS Age 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Voracek, Jakub RW 32
$8,250,000
$8,250,000
$0
UFA
Nyquist, Gustav RW 32
$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 28
$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 C 22
$1,525,000
$0
RFA
Bemstrom, Emil RW 23
$900,000
$900,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Olivier, Mathieu RW 25
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Chinakhov, Yegor RW 21
$925,000
$0
RFA
Danforth, Justin RW 29
$975,000
$975,000
$0
UFA
Sillinger, Cole C 19
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$50,050,000
$41,350,000
$24,700,000
$22,200,000
$9,750,000
(6) Defence $22,104,166 26.8% 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)
Kukan, Dean D 29
$0
UFA
Werenski, Zach 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 26
$2,800,000
$0
UFA
Bean, Jake D 24
$2,333,333
$2,333,333
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Peeke, Andrew D 24
$787,500
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Boqvist, Adam D 21
$2,600,000
$2,600,000
$2,600,000
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$22,104,166
$18,516,666
$16,183,333
$13,583,333
$9,583,334
(3) Goalies $7,750,000 9.4% of cap
Player POS Age 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Berube, J-F G 31
$0
UFA
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)
Tarasov, Daniil G 23
$1,050,000
$1,050,000
$1,050,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$7,750,000
$6,450,000
$6,450,000
$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 27
$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 16 9 6
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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45 30 15 6
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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$80,345,833 $67,208,333 $48,225,000 $42,075,000
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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$2,154,167 $15,291,667 $34,275,000 $40,425,000
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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$2,154,167 $15,291,667 $34,275,000 $40,425,000
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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$80,345,833 $67,208,333 $48,225,000 $42,075,000
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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$1,550,000 $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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3 3 3 3
(22) Non-Roster
Player POS Age 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Gerbe, Nathan C 35
$0
UFA
Rinaldo, Zac LW 32
$0
UFA
Harrington, Scott D 29
$0
UFA
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
Bayreuther, Gavin D 28
$750,000
$0
UFA
Meyer, Carson RW 24
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Stucker, Robbie D 23
$0
$0
UFA
MacIntyre, Bobby LW 25
$0
$0
UFA
Kulbakov, Ivan G 25
$0
$0
UFA
Foudy, Liam C 22
$762,500
$762,500
$0
RFA
Marchenko, Kirill RW 22
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Karlberg, Marcus RW 22
$0
Berni, Tim D 22
$925,000
$0
RFA
Fix-Wolansky, Trey RW 23
$750,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Sikura, Tyler C 30
$0
UFA
Christiansen, Jake D 22
$925,000
$0
RFA
Raaymakers, Joseph G 24
$0
$0
UFA
Johnson, Cameron G 28
$0
UFA
Hjorth, Eric D 21
$0
$0
UFA
Voronkov, Dimitri LW 21
$0
$0
UFA
Angle, Tyler C 21
$850,833
$850,833
$0
RFA
Luoto, Joona LW 24
$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
$0
UFA
Bjorgvik-Holm, Ole Julian D 20
$825,833
$825,833
$825,833
$0
RFA
Johannesson, Samuel D 21
$0
$0
UFA
Dunne, Joshua C 23
$874,125
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Johnson, Kent C 19
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
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
$0
$0
UFA
Boyd, Ben C 18
$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
Blankenburg, Nick D 24
$825,000
$825,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Bjork, Marcus D 24
$925,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Mateychuk, Denton D 18
$950,000
$950,000
$950,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Del Bel Belluz, Luca C 18
$0
$0
UFA
Dumais, Jordan RW 18
$0
$0
UFA
Jiricek, David D 18
$950,000
$950,000
$950,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Dolzhenkov, Kirill RW 18
$0
$0
UFA
Ivanov, Sergei G 18
$0
$0
UFA
Fisher, James C 18
$0
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$18,539,124
$11,889,999
$5,318,333