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Blue Jackets’ Murray ‘can’t wait’ to take part in contact hockey this week

Jul 7, 2013, 11:11 PM EDT

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It’s been a long time since Ryan Murray absorbed a body check, or any kind of contact as it pertains to hockey.

The Columbus Blue Jackets open development camp this week, and the second overall pick from the 2012 NHL Draft will go through the rigors of contact hockey once again – for the first time since November.

As per Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch, Murray dislocated his shoulder last November.

“I absolutely can’t wait to get out there. Can’t wait,” Murray told the Columbus Dispatch.

“It’s been so long, and the drills and shooting and skating by yourself get so boring. To be back on the ice, with other guys, playing at full speed and full contact … this is what it’s all about. Can’t wait.”

Murray played in 23 games for the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League, scoring twice and prematurely finishing his season with 17 points.

The Blue Jackets selected the now 19-year-old Murray with the second overall pick in last year’s draft.



  1. rushledger - Jul 7, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    Wish him the best, shoulder surgery sucks, but his patience will pay off!

  2. endusersolutions2013 - Jul 7, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    Things continue to look up for this team.

  3. annalise09 - Jul 8, 2013 at 5:07 AM

    up to I saw the bank draft that said $7146, I accept that…my… brother woz actualie bringing in money parttime from there new laptop.. there uncle has been doing this for less than eight months and at present cleared the loans on their villa and bought a great Lancia Straton. we looked here, go to this site home tab for more detail—>>>

  4. tfaltin - Jul 8, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    After being a punchline for so long, fans of Blue Jackets have to be excited. If he fulfills his potential he’ll make a budding team even better in the future. The x-factor for the Jackets in my opinion is Johansen. He was drafted to be a #1 center, and he needs to make the jump to be that guy.

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