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Assistant general manager McFarland leaves Blue Jackets for same job with Colorado Avalanche @NHL

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Assistant general manager Chris MacFarland is leaving the Columbus Blue Jackets organization for another position.

The club did not disclose on Monday what job McFarland had taken.

MacFarland originally joined the Blue Jackets in 1999 and served as the club's manager of hockey operations from 2001-07. He was promoted to assistant to the general manager in July 2007 and a year later was named the club's assistant general manager.

With the Blue Jackets, MacFarland assisted the club in all hockey-related matters including scouting, player contract research and negotiations, salary cap management and arbitration, collective bargaining agreement administration, budgeting and team scheduling issues. He also oversaw hockey operations efforts of the club's minor league affiliates.

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