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Nikita Nikitin

  1. Blue Jackets make struggling Umberger a healthy scratch

    Mar 29, 2014, 5:29 PM EDT

    Eric Gelinas, R.J. Umberger

    He has failed to score a point in five straight games.

  2. Ryan Murray has knee surgery, likely done for season

    Mar 8, 2014, 2:42 PM EDT

    NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 27: Ryan Murray #27 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on February 27, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey.The New Jersey Devils defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

    He might not be ready for the start of the playoffs either, should Columbus get that far.

  3. A closer took at Russia’s Olympic scoring woes

    Feb 19, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT

    Russia forward Alexander Ovechkin, right, talks with forward Alexander Radulov during a training session at the Bolshoy Ice Dome at the the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    The Russians netted just three non-shootout goals in their games against Slovakia, Finland, and the U.S.

  4. Columbus loses Tyutin, MacKenzie and Prout vs. Winnipeg (Updated)

    Dec 16, 2013, 8:36 PM EDT

    Fedor Tyutin

    Jackets down to just 15 healthy skaters at Nationwide.

  5. Video: Nikitin’s first career overtime goal lifts Blue Jackets over Flames

    Nov 21, 2013, 2:46 AM EDT

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    Columbus Blue Jackets v Calgary Flames

    Takes advantage of lucky bounce.

  6. Olympics will be ‘huge’ for Gonchar

    Sep 3, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT

    Sergei Gonchar

    “When I was growing up, there was no NHL for us, so we didn’t dream about playing in the NHL, we dreamed about playing in the Olympic games.”

  7. Blue Jackets can count defense as a strength

    Aug 25, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

    Jack Johnson

    It helps when they have a rookie of Ryan Murray’s caliber as a “bonus.”

  8. Blue Jackets’ Prout to miss six weeks after abdominal surgery

    Aug 16, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Dalton Prout

    He had an impressive rookie season last year.

  9. Here are Russia’s 35 Olympic hopefuls

    Jul 22, 2013, 1:24 PM EDT

    Team Russia

    Goalie and forwards look good. But the defense?

  10. Oilers sign KHL standout d-man Belov

    May 30, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

    AntonBelov

    He’s coming off an impressive campaign with Avangard Omsk.

  11. Four key position battles for ’14 Winter Olympics

    May 10, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT

    RobertoLuongoCanada

    Who’ll be in goal for Team Canada?

  12. Blue Jackets win in OT, move into 8th in the West

    Apr 18, 2013, 1:11 AM EDT

    Red Wings on the outside looking in.

  13. Video: Blackhawks’ Carcillo fights Blue Jackets’ Nikitin?

    Mar 2, 2013, 1:30 AM EDT

    Columbus Blue Jackets v Anaheim Ducks

    First fight for Nikitin in his NHL career.

  14. More Columbus shuffling: Aucoin on IR, Goloubef recalled

    Feb 4, 2013, 9:03 PM EDT

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    Adrian Aucoin

    Blue Jackets have one of NHL’s unluckiest defenses.

  15. Blue Jackets’ defense gets thinner with Wisniewski injury

    Feb 3, 2013, 10:09 PM EDT

    jameswisniewskigetty

    They recalled Nick Holden to have a full six-man unit.

  16. Banged-up Blue Jackets: Atkinson to miss 2-3 more weeks

    Jan 30, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

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    camatkinsongetty

    Columbus forced to recall players to account for injuries.

  17. Watch: Matt Duchene dangles and scores in Avalanche win

    Jan 25, 2013, 12:41 AM EDT

    Duchene

    Avalanche have won two in a row.

  18. Columbus’ Tyutin signs with KHL Atlant

    Nov 13, 2012, 11:45 AM EDT

    Fedor Tyutin

    Former SKA St. Petersburg product switches allegiances.

  19. Plenty of reasons for Jackets fans to be optimistic

    Oct 25, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

    John Davidson

    The hiring of John Davidson being one of them.

  20. Sergei Kostitsyn signs lockout deal with Avangard Omsk

    Oct 7, 2012, 12:07 PM EDT

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    Sergei Kostitsyn

    He won’t be playing on the same team as his brother.

  21. Report: Giroux to join KHL, or Jagr’s Czech league team

    Oct 1, 2012, 10:42 AM EDT

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    Claude Giroux

    The Flyers’ leading scorer could be on his way to Kladno…or Siberia.

  22. Columbus’ Nikitin to play in Russia

    Sep 24, 2012, 12:08 PM EDT

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    Nikita Nikitin

    Know it’s been said before, but try singing “Nikita Nikitin” to the tune of “Hakuna Matata.” Pretty fun.

  23. Offseason Report: Columbus Blue Jackets

    Aug 13, 2012, 11:24 AM EDT

    Jack Johnson, RJ Umberger, James Wisniewski

    They’ll look to move onward and upward, things can’t get worse.

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