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Jackets assign Jenner to AHL Springfield

Apr 11, 2013, 11:21 AM EDT

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The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned forward Boone Jenner to AHL Springfield after his junior team, the Oshawa Generals, was eliminated from the OHL playoffs.

Jenner had 82 points in 56 games this season for the Generals. The 19-year-old played five games for the Falcons in 2011-12, scoring one goal.

Drafted 37th overall in 2011, there was talk when the lockout ended that Jenner could be in the mix for an NHL roster spot, given he’s skilled enough to play in the top nine and physical enough for a fourth-line energy role.

The Jackets, however, decided to give him another year to develop in junior.

  1. csilojohnson - Apr 11, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    This Columbus team should be a contender in a couple years. Barring any questionable desisions from management. Bodes well for the new structure next year. With the Atlantic still together. Throw in a seemingly stable (depending on Ovi’s fragile mental state) Caps team, and an up and coming Jackets team. The Canes should be able to turn it around next year. Ward being healthy, and Jordan finding his role on that team.
    I am really having trouble accepting the imbalance between east and west though. Dont see the logic. Especially given the state of some of these franchises.

    • phillyphanatic77 - Apr 11, 2013 at 12:29 PM

      I love how Kekalainen was able to get Gaborik without giving up one of their 3 first rounders. That bodes extremely well for the future as they now have a legitimate sniper, some solid pieces on the blueline, and Bob playing out of his mind. But I do agree with you about realignment. I think they expected Columbus to be a doormat when they came up with that plan. And I know they’re leaving the door open to expansion but it’s really unfair that each Eastern division has 8 teams to the West’s 7. So more than half of the Western clubs will be in the playoffs.

  2. csilojohnson - Apr 11, 2013 at 2:21 PM

    Yea, wouldnt get my ocd vote. I guess we would be niave to expect otherwise. Ill chalk it up as typical.

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