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Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 3-2 SO victory over Chicago

One: They were tentative getting the puck out of their own zone for much of the first period. Chicago's pressure resulted in Blue Jackets turnovers quite a few times. Sergei Bobrovsky was in the zone, facing 15 shots on goal. All 3 Columbus SOG's came from Jack Skille (2) and Alex Wennberg (1). Two: They settled down in the middle stanza, although it took them 37 minutes to get into...
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Skille uses speed and size to help Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets called on a familiar face for help just before the season started due to the injuries that were beginning to mount. Right wing Jack Skille had been waived by the New York Islanders and General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen made the claim. Jack was back. Last year, Skille played 22 games for the Blue Jackets, including all six games in their first round playoff series...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Niklas Svedberg Robs Jack Skille With Phenomenal Glove Save (Video)

Jack Skille caught a pass at center ice and took it in for a chance to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 3-2, third-period lead over the Boston Bruins on Friday night at Nationwide Arena.   But luckily for the Bruins, Niklas Svedberg was ready. Neither Dougie Hamilton nor Matt Bartkowski could make a play to stop Skille from attacking the net, but Svedberg came up big. The Bruins...
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Crashing the Net: Skille and Calvert are back, lineup changes and being disciplined

Columbus, Ohio - Tuesday evening there were three healthy players watching the game from the press box. Forwards Jack Skille and Matt Calvert are ready to make their return to the lineup, with newly-acquired defenseman Kevin Connauton "possibly" drawing in versus the visiting Boston Bruins, according to head coach Todd Richards. Skille, himself a waiver claim, is anxious to get back...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Injury Update: Skille day-to-day with some soreness

Jack Skille of the Colombus Blue Jackets is still dealing with soreness after sustaining a head injury on Saturday. #459295335 / The 27 year old right-winger had a head-first encounter with a wall on Saturday and was scratched from Tuesday night's game against the Washington Capitals, according to the Columbus Distpatch's Shawn Mitchell. Skille participated...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus Blue Jackets: 5 Free agents to target

With $22 million in cap space and just 15 players under contract, the Columbus Blue Jackets are in place to upgrade their roster through free agency. The team needs to drastically improve on the wings, bolster their defense and add a backup goaltender. 2014’s free agent class lacks superstar talent, but a number of valuable options will be available on July 1st. The Blue Jackets...
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets place Jack Skille on IR

Perhaps a stint on the IR is just what the doctor ordered for Columbus Blue Jackets' right winger Jack Skille.Limited by injuries to just 12 games this season, the speedy and tough forward has tried to play through various nicks and dings, including a painful injury to his forearm, the result of taking a puck while blocking a shot - but a reported abdominal injury has landed...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackets place Skille on IR

Jack Skille has been placed on injured reserve in a move the Columbus Blue Jackets announced Friday. It is retroactive to Dec. 31 when the 26-year-old forward suffered an upper body injury at Colorado. Skille has scored four goals and been credited with 14 hits in 12 games this season. He has a +2 rating. A first-round draft pick of the Blackhawks in 2006, Skille also has two goals...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jack Skille feeling much better about his game

It was only when Jack Skille moved south that his confidence level started heading north. And it all began last season, with a chat in the Florida Panthers locker room. Up to that point, the swift-skating Columbus Blue Jackets winger was chasing a lot of things in his game but never really quite catching them. A former 7th overall pick of the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2005 draft...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

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