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Jeff Carter’s no-trade clause is no more

Feb 4, 2012, 9:23 PM EDT

Jeff Carter

Jeff Carter doesn’t have a no-trade clause, according to what Eric Francis said on Hockey Night In Canada’s Hot Stove. That echoes what Columbus Dispatch’s writer Aaron Portzline tweeted Saturday evening. Carter would have had a no-trade clause had he remained with the Philadelphia Flyers, but it didn’t transfer over when the Blue Jackets acquired him over the summer.

That removes a potential wrinkle as the Blue Jackets attempt to trade Carter, but the question remains: Who would take him? Carter’s turbulent and injury filled season might be just as good as a no-trade clause, especially seeing as whoever takes him will be committing to him through the 2021-22 season. That being said, he might turn his season around in a hurry if he can get away from the dead last Blue Jackets.

One thing appears to be certain: if Carter doesn’t get traded before the Feb. 27 trade deadline, it won’t be because he refused to leave Columbus.

  1. aklolzer - Feb 4, 2012 at 11:19 PM

    I dont think he would have blocked a trade anyways no matter who it was to.

  2. jagrbomb18 - Feb 5, 2012 at 3:58 AM

    Again…thank you Columbus!!! Carter is a bum …30 goal scorer …yeah…after taking 330 shots…mr.high and wide

  3. phillyphever - Feb 5, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    Hold on, does that mean Mike Richard’s NTC is voided as well? Just curious, I don’t want him back personally, but if the Kings in the future do want to trade him I wonder if they might be limited in trade partners.

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