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Schroeder finding fit with new team

The forward looks to make a mark this season

by Alison Lukan AlisonL / BlueJackets.com

You've likely heard of the trade the Blue Jackets made on June 23 that brought Artemi Panarin to Columbus. But the team had another transaction that day. 26-year-old Jordan Schroeder came to the Jackets from the Minnesota Wild, and the forward is looking to make a mark with his new team.

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Competition intensifies at CBJ training camp, presented by OhioHealth

Now, the process of deciding who makes the club's NHL opening night roster takes another significant step

by Alison Lukan AlisonL / BlueJackets.com

It's been a busy week for the 60 players that made up the Blue Jackets' 2017 training camp roster. The last seven days have been full of testing, skating, and scrimmaging. There have also been some injuries and comings and goings.

Now, the process of deciding who makes the club's NHL opening night roster takes another significant step.

Thursday is an off day for the club. One that you have to believe many will use to rest and recover. It's hard to believe that it was just a week ago that players were going through physicals and testing both on the ice and off in the form of skate tests and head coach John Tortorella's two-mile run.

In the days since, there's been hours and hours spent on the ice. Tortorella and his coaching staff have led players through a significant amount of skating drills to build a foundation of endurance for the 82-game season that awaits.

After four days of pure conditioning work, two preseason games gave players a chance to draw more attention to what they can do. Seth Jones scored two goals in a 5-2 loss to Chicago on Tuesday. Zac Dalpe notched two scores in a 3-2 overtime loss to St. Louis, and Sonny Milano earned two assists.

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What We Learned: STL 3, CBJ 2 OT

Offense comes to life in second, but OT penalty results in Blues' GWG

by Alison Lukan AlisonL / BlueJackets.com

The Blue Jackets headed to St. Louis Wednesday for their second exhibition game of the season. Unfortunately, the team headed home on a sour note after falling to the Blues in overtime by a score of 3-2.

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Jackets using preseason to adjust to new rules

The League has announced a rule change this year in terms of how faceoffs will be executed

by Alison Lukan AlisonL / BlueJackets.com

20 more players from the 2017 Blue Jackets Training Camp presented by OhioHealth get the opportunity to show what they can do in a game situation.

One thing the team will be focused is their faceoffs. The League has announced a rule change this year in terms of how faceoffs will be executed.

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Jackets trim training camp roster by six players

There are now currently 53 players in camp

by BlueJackets.com Staff BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

The Columbus Blue Jackets trimmed their training camp roster by six players, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. There are now currently 53 players in camp - 30 forwards, 18 defensemen and five goaltenders.

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Wennberg eager to get to work in Columbus

The young centerman is excited to be part of team's future

by Alison Lukan AlisonL / BlueJackets.com

Alexander Wennberg has done enough waiting.

After signing a six-year contract at the beginning of September, the centerman finally arrived in Columbus on Tuesday. Wennberg had been waiting on Visa issues to resolve so that he could travel to the United States.

Now it's time for hockey. 

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Jackets announce lineup for second preseason game

Team announces roster ahead of game at St. Louis

by BlueJackets.com Staff BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

The Columbus Blue Jackets have announced their roster for the game at St. Louis for their second preseason game.

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What We Learned: CHI 5, CBJ 2

With legs heavy from four straight days of skating, the Jackets took to the ice for their first preseason game against the Blackhawks

by Alison Lukan AlisonL / BlueJackets.com

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With legs heavy from four straight days of skating, the Blue Jackets took to the ice for their first preseason game against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Exhibition games are interesting. This early, there's not a lot of systems yet in place, just the basic outlines of a forecheck and a backcheck. And players are playing for the first time in line combinations. So, you see a more freeform style of play.

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WATCH LIVE: Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Watch now as the Blue Jackets take on Chicago LIVE in Nationwide Arena for the CBJ's first preseason game of the year

by BlueJackets.com Staff / BlueJackets.com

Watch now as the Columbus Blue Jackets take on the Chicago Blackhawks LIVE in Nationwide Arena for the CBJ's first preseason game of the year.

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Blue Jackets prepare for preseason game one against Chicago

Five preseason games in the next six days await starting with a 7 p.m. puck drop tonight against the Chicago Blackhawks

by Alison Lukan AlisonL / BlueJackets.com

2017 Preseason: Pierre-Luc Dubois

Dubois eager for preseason opener

Dubois eager for preseason opener

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After so many days of drills, 20 Blue Jackets players will have a chance to finally line up across from guys that they aren't having lunch with day in and day out. Five preseason games in the next six days await starting with a 7 p.m. puck drop tonight against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Two of the newest Jackets, Artemi Panarin and Tyler Motte draw in against their former team; and three veteran defensemen, Seth Jones, Zach Werenski and David Savard will be in the lineup. So will 20-year-old Gabriel Carlsson who saw a flurry of NHL action late last season after finishing his year in the Swedish Hockey League.

Pierre-Luc Dubois will be centering the top line, flanked by Panarin and Foligno. Dubois played with the Jackets' captain last preseason, and while the prime-time names on each wing are exciting, Dubois plans to use this first game to showcase how his play has grown since last year.

"Last year I came into the games wanting to play safe and prove I could play defensively," Dubois said. "This year, I want to prove that I can play with (guys in the NHL). I want to take charge and play good hockey both offensively and defensively."

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