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.
The following players were released from their tryout contracts - LW Luke Kirwan, LW Trent Fox, RW Justin Brazeau, D Stephen Desrocher, D Médric Mercier and D Nate Billitier.
The club also announced that center Sam Vigneault will be sidelined four-to-six weeks due to a broken finger.
VISIT 2017 TRAINING CAMP CENTRAL
The Blue Jackets, who are 0-1-0 in the preseason, return to action tonight when they visit the St. Louis Blues. Game time at Scottrade Center is 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on 1460 ESPN in Columbus.