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Report: Columbus Blue Jackets Testing the Market for Artemi Panarin

Could the superstar playmaker be on his way out?

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Shocking news broke this afternoon in advance of this weekend’s NHL Draft, courtesy of Elliotte Friedman:

Artemi Panarin came to Columbus last summer in a trade for Brandon Saad, among other pieces dealt. Panarin put up 82 points in 81 games and scored the overtime winner as Columbus beat Washington in game one of the playoffs.

More to come on this developing story.