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Blue Jackets return five to junior clubs

Wednesday, 09.18.2013 / 3:27 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / Training Camp 2013 blog

The Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday returned five players to their junior teams.

Among those leaving camp were three players taken in the 2013 NHL Draft -- defenseman Dillon Heatherington, a second-round pick (No. 50), who will rejoin Swift Current in the Western Hockey League; forward Oliver Bjorkstrand, a third-round pick (No. 89), who was sent back to Portland (WHL); and fourth-round pick (No. 105) forward Nick Moutrey, who will play for Saginaw in the Ontario Hockey League.

Also sent down was goalie Oscar Dansk (Erie, OHL) and forward Josh Anderson (London, OHL).

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory