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Husso reclaims starting role, tries to rally Blues against Avalanche

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. -- Ville Husso is once again the No. 1 goalie for the St. Louis Blues and will try to prevent them from falling behind 3-1 to the Colorado Avalanche in the Western Conference Second Round. Husso will start Game 4 at Enterprise Center on Monday (9:30 p.m....
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Blues can't recover momentum after Binnington injury, lose Game 3

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues appeared to have all the momentum on their side before a sudden turn of events left them without their 'heart and soul' player against the Colorado Avalanche in Game 3 of the Western Conference Second Round at Enterprise Center on Saturday. The shift...
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Korpisalo motivated to get back to form after re-signing with Jackets

As he works his way back to being fully healthy, goalie sees a big 2022-23 in store. After two years he'd likely rather forget, Joonas Korpisalo finally feels like things are trending upward. He's battled illness, injury, struggles in net and the uncertainty of how things would shake out as...
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Blue Jackets Blasts: Korpisalo Stays, Kukan Goes & More

Welcome back to Columbus Blue Jackets’ Blasts. The second round of the NHL Playoffs are in full swing. We are also just two weeks away from the testing day at the NHL Combine. Within that, the Blue Jackets are making news. A familiar friend is staying to the surprise...
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2022 Blue Jackets Player Review: Alexandre Texier had a very promising season cut short

After a disappointing 2021 campaign, Alexandre Texier was a man on a mission entering this past season. From the drop of the puck on opening night, Texier was one of the most noticeable players on the ice. He even scored the teams’ first goal of the year, in his first shift of the year in the first minute of the season. It looked like Tex was going to hit the ground running in his third “full” season in the NHL.
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Blue Jackets' Dean Kukan plans to play in Switzerland next season, not continue NHL career

After seven seasons in the Blue Jackets' organization, defenseman Dean Kukan doesn't plan to return this fall.  Kukan signed a two-year, $3.3 million contract extension in 2020 and will become an unrestricted free agent July 13. While competing for Switzerland at the IIHF World Championships in Finland, he told Swiss reporters that his intention...
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Dean Kukan Will Not Return to the Blue Jackets Next Season

Dean Kukan has played his final game for the Blue Jackets. The defenseman decided to head to his home country of Switzerland to continue his hockey career. In six seasons in the NHL, all with Columbus, Kukan played in 153 regular-season games, scoring five goals and 30 points, and adding one goal and two points in 19 playoff games.
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Korpisalo signs one-year contract with Blue Jackets

Goalie was 7-11-0 this season, could have become unrestricted free agent July 13. Joonas Korpisalo signed a one-year contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday. Financial terms were not disclosed. The 28-year-old was 7-11-0 with a 4.15 goals-against average and .877 save percentage in 22 games (17 starts) for...
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CBJ Sign G Joonas Korpisalo to One-Year Contract Extension

Korpisalo has posted a 76-67-21 record in 182 career regular season games since making his NHL debut with the Blue Jackets in 2015-16. The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Joonas Korpisalo to a one-year contract extension for the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, club General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
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East Notes: Lindblom, Marchment, Korpisalo

Like many teams, the Flyers will be looking to free up some cap space this summer. Charlie O’Connor of The Athletic highlights (subscription link) an under-the-radar option to help accomplish that with a buyout of winger Oskar Lindblom. While his battle to return back from Ewing’s sarcoma and become a regular NHL player again is certainly commendable, he has underachieved offensively with just 20 goals in 129 games since then which isn’t a great return on a $3MM AAV. However, he’d be eligible for a reduced buyout charge of one-third because of his age (25) and the structure of the contract would actually create a cap credit of $333K for next season with a $667K charge the following year. With that credit, the Flyers would effectively save $3.33MM in 2022-23 with a Lindholm buyout, making that option one that GM Chuck Fletcher will likely give some serious consideration to in the coming weeks.
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Blue Jackets sign Korpisalo to 1-year extension

The Columbus Blue Jackets signed goaltender Joonas Korpisalo to a one-year contract extension, the team announced Friday. The deal is worth $1.3 million, The Athletic's Aaron Portzline reports. Korpisalo was set to hit unrestricted free agency this summer. His previous deal carried a $2.8-million cap hit across two seasons. The...
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Goaltender Joonas Korpisalo signs one-year deal to stay with Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo didn't get to end the 2021-22 NHL regular season as he wished, but he'll be running it back with the club this fall. Per the league's website, Korpisalo has put pen to paper on a one-year contract to stay with the Blue Jackets and avoid unrestricted free agency. While the NHL didn't disclose the financial terms of the deal, Sean Gentille of The Athletic notes it's worth $1.3 million.
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Joonas Korpisalo Signs One-Year Extension With Columbus

The Columbus Blue Jackets have inked goaltender Joonas Korpisalo to a one-year contract worth $1.3 million. Korpisalo, 28, had a tough season with injury issues, posting a 7-11-0 record in 22 games with a .877 save percentage. Korpisalo had hip surgery in April. Korpisalo was due to become a UFA...
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One-On-One With Aron Augustitus: Blue Jackets' Video Assistant Reflects On His Behind-The-Scenes Role With Team

Have you ever wondered how head coach Brad Larsen decides when to challenge a call in-game?. There is so much that goes into the behind-the-scenes of an NHL game, with tireless staff that you may never see or know the names of throughout the course of an 82-game NHL season, and if that team is so lucky, deep into the summer months for the Stanley Cup playoffs.
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Looking at Options for the Next Season's Blue Jackets Backup Goaltender

As reliable as Elvis Merzlikins was this past season, starting 82 games a year is not conducive to winning in today's NHL. Besides, Merzlikins, there are no goaltenders under contract for the Jackets. This offseason, they need to find a backup, even if that player may have played for the Blue Jackets this past year. Joonas Korpisalo is an unrestricted free agent (UFA) and Daniil Tarasov is a restricted free agent (RFA). Both players underwent season-ending hip surgeries during the season. Both goaltenders are expected to be ready for the beginning of training camp. But for which team?
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