David Jiricek

Blue Jackets Scuffle With Islanders

Illness and Injuries, The Blue Jackets Can’t Catch A Break

The Columbus Blue Jackets made their sixth emergency recall in a week due to injuries on Friday, April 5. Have been assigned back to the Cleveland Monsters after their emergency loans. Have recently been added to the Blue Jackets roster on emergency recall. Brendan Gaunce F was added to the roster after his emergency recall. […]

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Boone Jenner, PAtrik Laine, and Kirill Marchenko celebrate after a goal

NHL Rumors: The Columbus Blue Jackets Nearing Trade Deadline

With the March 8th trade deadline looming just about a month away, the question of who, or if, the Columbus Blue Jackets will be trading anyone remains. Trade talk has been ramping up, and rumors involving Jackets players have been circulating. At the 50-game mark this season, the Jackets are currently 16-24-10; while not great, […]

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Columbus Blue Jackets’ Patrik Laine Enters NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program

It was announced by the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday that forward Patrik Laine has entered the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program. The Jackets will continue to be without Laine for an “indefinite period while he receives care.” This comes after earlier this week, head coach Pascal Vincent announced that Laine had experienced a “setback” in […]

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Timo Time Strikes in Overtime as Devils Defeat Blue Jackets

The Devils mounted another late-game comeback at home on Wednesday night, rallying against the Columbus Blue Jackets to earn two big points in their division. Though it wasn’t a pretty win by any means, they found a way to finish the job and gain ground in a tight Metropolitan division race. The Devils improved to […]

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Werenski Out, Jiricek Next Man Up

It’s a phrase that the Columbus Blue Jackets locker room has gotten used to over the years – “next man up.” It didn’t take long – 34:22 to be exact – for the Blue Jackets to lose a man to injury in their home opener on Thursday. Any play that gets reviewed for a five-minute […]

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Top 10 Blue Jackets Prospects (Jeremy’s Version)

As the dust begins to settle on another franchise-defining offseason for the Columbus Blue Jackets, the prospect pool appears to be, once again, in the best position in franchise history. Taking a look at what the Blue Jackets have waiting in the wings is cause for celebration… except when you are asked to rank them. […]

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The Columbus Blue Jackets will suffer short-term ramifications after trading Vladislav Gavrikov

After admitting the two sides could not agree on terms, Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalalinen made the decision to trade D- Vladislav Gavrikov. While it was absolutely the right decision, the move comes with consequences that will be felt for a short while, while Blue Jackets defensive prospects such as David Jiricek, Stanislav Svozil, […]

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Believe it or not, the Columbus Blue Jackets are rebuilding the right way

There is a right way to do an NHL rebuild and a wrong way. The wrong way is to draft offensive talent or “the best player available.” In the case of the Columbus Blue Jackets (currently on pace for 54 points,) even though it may be difficult to see, the organization is rebuilding the right […]

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Defenseman Marcus Bjork has been a big surprise for the Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets have struggled this season to find consistency due in part to roster construction and part injuries. The Blue Jackets have had a revolving door of players shuttling between AHL affiliate Cleveland (Monsters) and Columbus, sometimes on a game-to-game basis. Yet, in a no-good, very bad season, the Blue Jackets appear to […]

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Columbus Blue Jackets top prospect David Jiricek is showing he has the makings to be special

The Columbus Blue Jackets snake-bit with injuries and a melancholy fan base whose expectations have been tempered by a rebuild that looks like it will take some time are due for some good news. Enter Blue Jackets top prospect David Jiricek, who has been as advertised and then some. Drafted sixth overall in the 2022 […]

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