COLUMBUS BLUE JACK­ETS

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NEEDS: Based on the team’s depth, the Jack­ets are re­ally just look­ing for fin­ish­ing touches. A tal­ented for­ward (cen­ter, prefer­ably) with play­off ex­pe­ri­ence is the ideal.

AVAIL­ABIL­ITY: The Blue Jack­ets have solid or­ga­ni­za­tional depth, so a prospect such as Sonny Mi­lano could be of­fered up if nec­es­sary.

UFAs: M. Calvert (LW), J. Johnson (D), J. Joki­nen (C)

TRADE BAIT: Jack Johnson loves Columbus and he likes play­ing for coach John Tor­torella, but the shut­down D-man also needs to hit it big with his next con­tract, since his par­ents lost all his money. The Jack­ets were well aware of his trade de­mand and were try­ing to ac­com­mo­date, though GM Jarmo Kekalainen wasn’t go­ing to force it.

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