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PREVIEW: Blue Jackets at Hurricanes

Jackets travel to Carolina for divisional matchup with the Canes

by Craig Merz @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

Brandon Dubinsky worked like a demon in the offseason to transform his body and reenergize his career after a disappointing, to say the least, 2017-18 season.

The Blue Jackets center lost weight, added muscle and came to preseason camp with a more positive outlook and demeanor after hitting rock bottom last season when he had 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) in 62 games, missing six weeks after sustaining a fractured orbital bone after a fight with Edmonton's Zack Kassian.

He also was stripped of his assistant captaincy as his reputation suffered.

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#CBJin30: November 16

Bob McElligott recaps Thursday's big win against the Panthers

by BlueJackets.com Staff @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

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Blue Jackets announce several roster moves

by BlueJackets.com Staff @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled defenseman Gabriel Carlsson from the Cleveland Monsters, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, as well as assigned forward Zac Dalpe and goaltender Jean-Francois Berube to the AHL team, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

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Full 60: Blue Jackets Overpower Panthers

HockeyFightsCancer

by Peter Fish @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

Matchup: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Florida Panthers

Time: 7:00 p.m. EST

Location: Nationwide Arena

CBJ Starting lineup -- Forwards: Foligno-Jenner-Anderson Defense: Murray-Jones Goaltender: Korpisalo

FLA Starting lineup -- Forwards: Dadonov-Barkov-Hoffman Defense: Matheson-Ekblad Goaltender: Luongo

Tweet from @BlueJacketsNHL: Let's stick it to cancer.#CBJ | #HockeyFightsCancer pic.twitter.com/dds0JxbrkQ

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RECAP: Blue Jackets 7, Panthers 3

Jackets explode in second period to take down the Panthers

by Craig Merz @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

The Blue Jackets were feeling bluer than usual with sickness overtaking several players and even head coach John Tortorella.

It's funny, though, how a rallying victory makes everything feel a bit better for the Metropolitan Division leaders.

The Blue Jackers overcame a 2-0 deficit in the first period to overwhelm the Florida Panthers 7-3 at Nationwide Arena on Thursday.

"I'm sure a lot of guys in here aren't feeling their best," forward Brandon Dubinsky said. "It's that time of the year. Sometimes when you're not feeling well you dig a little deeper and find a little extra.

"After a slow start we did that. I'm happy with the result, happy with the way the guys came out in the second and the third."

Video: Dubinsky talks about the total team effort

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Blue Jackets announce several roster moves

Bob, Bread out sick; Dalpe, Berube called up and Carlsson assigned to Cleveland

by Blue Jackets Staff @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled forward Zac Dalpe and added goaltender Jean-Francois Berube to the roster on emergency recall from the Cleveland Monsters, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, as forward Artemi Panarin and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky are expected to miss tonight's game vs. Florida due to illness, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. The Blue Jackets have also assigned defenseman Gabriel Carlsson to Cleveland.

Dalpe, 29, has notched 12 goals and 12 assists for 24 points with 36 penalty minutes in 140 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, Minnesota Wild, Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks and Carolina Hurricanes. In 2017-18, he made collected 13 penalty minutes in 12 games with Columbus.

The Paris, Ontario native has posted 12-7-19 and 15 penalty minutes in 14 games for the Monsters this season, ranking second in the AHL in goals and fourth in points. He has collected 120-115-235, 148 penalty minutes and a +3 plus/minus rating in 319 career AHL appearances with the Monsters, Iowa Wild, Rochester Americans, Utica Comets, Charlotte Checkers and Albany River Rats. Originally Carolina's second round pick, 45th overall, in the 2008 NHL Draft, the former Ohio State University standout was claimed off waivers by Columbus from Minnesota on Feb. 27, 2017.

Berube, 27, has posted a 9-10-4 record with a 3.30 goals-against average and .898 save percentage in 34 career NHL games with the Chicago Blackhawks and New York Islanders since making his debut in 2015-16. In 2017-18, he went 3-6-1 with a 3.78 GAA and .894 SV% in 13 contests with Chicago.

A native of Repentigny, Quebec, Berube has registered a 4-5-1 record with a 3.41 GAA and .893 SV% in 10 contests with the Monsters this season. He has earned an 82-43-5 record with a 2.39 GAA, .912 SV% and eight shutouts in 135 career AHL games with the Monsters, Rockford IceHogs, Bridgeport Sound Tigers and Manchester Monarchs. Los Angeles' fourth round selection, 95th overall, in the 2009 NHL Draft, he was acquired by Columbus in a trade with Chicago on June 27, 2018.

Carlsson, 21, has posted 0-3-3 and six penalty minutes in 17 career games with the Blue Jackets since making his NHL debut at the end of the 2016-17 campaign. He suited up in the 2018-19 season opener at Detroit on October 4, recording one shot and two penalty minutes in 9:21 of ice time. In 2017-18, he posted 0-2-2, four penalty minutes and an "even" plus/minus rating in 14 games with the club. The Orebro, Sweden native also has collected 3-10-13 and 18 penalty minutes in 48 career AHL games with the Monsters, including 1-6-7 and two penalty minutes in 12 outings this season.

The Blue Jackets return to action tonight when they host the Panthers. Game time from Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m. All Blue Jackets games televised on FOX Sports Ohio will also be streamed live via the FOX Sports app. The game may also be heard on the Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, and online at BlueJackets.com.

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#CBJin30: November 15

Bob McElligott previews the tilt against the Panthers.

by Blue Jackets Staff @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

About #CBJin30, pres. by Telhio Credit Union
Blue Jackets broadcaster Bob McElligott (@BobbyMacSports) discusses all things #CBJ in this 30-minute special featuring opinions, insights and more as he hosts the team's official daily podcast, presented by Telhio Credit Union. You can subscribe to #CBJin30 on iTunes, find it on the official CBJ App, or right here on BlueJackets.com.

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Columbus Blue Jackets recall Carlsson from Cleveland Monsters

by BlueJackets.com Staff @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled defenseman Gabriel Carlsson from the Cleveland Monsters, Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Carlsson, 21, has posted three assists and six penalty minutes in 17 career games with the Blue Jackets since making his NHL debut at the end of the 2016-17 campaign. He suited up in the 2018-19 season opener at Detroit on October 4, recording one shot and two penalty minutes in 9:21 of ice time. In 2017-18, he posted 0-2-2, four penalty minutes and an "even" plus/minus rating in 14 games with the club.

The Orebro, Sweden native also has collected 3-10-13 and 18 penalty minutes in 48 career AHL games with the Monsters, including 1-6-7 and two penalty minutes in 12 outings this season. Carlsson notched 3-12-15, eight penalty minutes and a +15 plus/minus rating in 92 career games with Linkoping in the Swedish Hockey League from 2014-17. The 6-5, 192-pound defenseman was selected with the club's second first-round pick, 29th overall, in the 2015 NHL Draft.

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PREVIEW: Blue Jackets vs. Panthers

Jackets look to build off recent Power Play success as Panthers come to town

by Craig Merz / BlueJackets.com

PANTHERS (7-5-3) at BLUE JACKETS (10-6-2)

7 p.m. Thursday, Nationwide Arena (Fox Sports Ohio, Fox Sports app; CD102.5 FM) - BUY TICKETS

Nick Foligno endured his worst scoring slump at the start of his fourth NHL season with Ottawa Senators in 2010-11.

Lessons learned from going the first 24 games without a goal help him understand some of the angst that surrounds his current Blue Jackets teammates Zach Werenski and Anthony Duclair, young and talented players going through rough stretches.

"You're focusing on things that don't matter instead of what does," Foligno said. "There's a lot of that that happens in this league. You've got to streamline your thought process a lot of times.

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CBJ lift spirits at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Stinger, Blue Jackets players headed to Nationwide Children's Hospital for their favorite trip of the year.

by Anthony Allocco @BlueJacketsNHL / BlueJackets.com

Children's Hospital Visit 2018

The Jackets lift spirits at Children's Hospital

On November 14th, 2018, the Columbus Blue Jackets shared smiles and laughs with young patients during a visit to Nationwide Children's Hospital

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After practice on Wednesday, the Blue Jackets headed to Nationwide Children's Hospital for one of their favorite days of the year. Once the Blue Jackets arrived at the hospital, they broke into groups and took over an hour to meet with various patients hoping to accomplish one thing; lift the spirits of children facing the hardest of circumstances.

The Jackets also carried Boich Courage Kits with them, containing doll-size replicas of Stinger, baseball hats from the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation's Hats for Heroes program and a Blue Jackets' pennant.

"You're trying to go there to make them smile and take away from any pain they are going through at the time and get their minds off whatever it is," CBJ Captain Nick Foligno said. "The way that these kids go about their lives facing some of the toughest things that they are going to go through and they still have a smile on their face. They still want to be kids, they laugh -- they are just a joy to be around and I am glad that we do it."

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