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Report: Blue Jackets' Scott Hartnell to be traded to Nashville Predators

Is Hartnell on his way back to the Predators?

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Travis Yost offers this report:

There's been talk since the Seth Jones - Ryan Johansen deal that Hartnell may have been a part of those discussions, and it would seem that the two clubs have potentially come together on another deal.

If Yost is correct, it will be interesting to see what kind of return the Jackets can expect. Young forward Kevin Fiala and perhaps a pick would be a good start, but where Hartnell has money and years left on his deal the Jackets may need to take something back.

Hartnell has scored his 20th goal of the season in the game that's currently underway.

More to come, if/when it happens.