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Columbus Blue Jackets (50-24-8)


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Blue Jackets buy out Hartnell to free salary cap space

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets have bought out the final two years of 35-year-old forward Scott Hartnell's contract, opening up salary cap space to possibly sign another free agent.

Hartnell would have cost the team $4.75 million against the cap over the next two years. The buyout, announced Thursday, clears $3.25 million against the cap next season and $1.75 million in 2018-19.

Hartnell, who becomes an unrestricted free agent, had 64 goals and 82 assists with 275 penalty minutes in 234 games with the club in three seasons. Last season he had 13 goals and 24 assists in 78 games.

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Leaders
Points: C. Atkinson62
Plus/Minus: D. Savard33
Shots on Goal: C. Atkinson240
PIM: B. Dubinsky91
Win: S. Bobrovsky41
Shutouts: S. Bobrovsky7
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 247 (6)
Shots: 2540 (9)
PP%: 19.9% (12)
Penalty Minutes: 714 (22)
Assists: 400 (8)
SH Goals: 10 (4)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
xyz-Washington 55 19 8 118
x-Pittsburgh 50 21 11 111
x-Columbus 50 24 8 108
x-NY Rangers 48 28 6 102
NY Islanders 41 29 12 94
Philadelphia 39 33 10 88
Carolina 36 31 15 87
New Jersey 28 40 14 70
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 193 (29)
Shots Against: 2489 (14)
PK%: 82.5% (9)
Penalty Minutes: 709 (18)
Shutouts: 8 (6)
Sv%: 0.922 (1)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/1 M. Bergeron Became Unrestricted Free Agent
7/1 R. Stanton Became Unrestricted Free Agent
7/1 O. Dansk Became Unrestricted Free Agent Not tendered a qualifying offer
7/1 O. Yevenko Became Unrestricted Free Agent Not tendered a qualifying offer
7/1 S. Gagner Became Unrestricted Free Agent
7/1 T. Tynan Became Unrestricted Free Agent
7/1 B. Gallant Became Unrestricted Free Agent
7/1 L. Korpikoski Became Unrestricted Free Agent
7/1 K. Quincey Became Unrestricted Free Agent
7/1 J. Sifers Became Unrestricted Free Agent
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