COLUMBUS, OHIO -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have trimmed 14 players from their training camp roster, Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. The moves bring the club’s current roster to 35 players.
The following players were assigned to the Lake Erie Monsters, the Blue Jackets’ American League affiliate – RW Oliver Bjorkstrand, C Alex Broadhurst, D Dillon Heatherington, LW Sonny Milano, LW Nick Moutrey, D Michael Paliotta, D John Ramage, C Lukas Sedlak and C T.J. Tynan. In addition, D Austin Madaisky and D Jaime Sifers were placed on waivers for the purpose of assignment to Lake Erie.
The following players were released from their tryout contracts – LW Antti Pihlstrom, C Dante Salituro and C James Sheppard.
The Blue Jackets, who are 1-2-1 in the preseason, return to action Saturday when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins. Game time from CONSOL Energy Center is 4 p.m. ET. The game will be televised live on NHL Network and re-aired on Sunday at 3 a.m., 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET. The game can also be heard on CD 102.5 FM and via the Blue Jackets app. The Jackets will practice on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Nationwide Arena before departing for Pittsburgh.