The 2021 NHL schedule has been released. After many delays, and negotiating a return to play, we have a season. The Columbus Blue Jackets will open the season on January 14 in Nashville as the team visits the Nashville Predators.
With the season condensed and divisions re-imaged in light of the border being closed, the Jackets will face each of their new divisional opponents eight times. If you need a refresher on the new division, we have you covered:
Got some new roomies this year pic.twitter.com/DEGK5FagCw— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) December 22, 2020
The NHL also announced the new return to play protocols, as well as a change to the offside rule:
The @NHLPA and @NHL have announced critical dates, medical protocols, transition rules and a rule change for the 2020-21 season.— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) December 22, 2020
Details: https://t.co/NLripqvf6N (includes links to COVID-19 Protocol, Positive Test Protocol & Travel Protocol) pic.twitter.com/9MOwpidv1B
And now, without further delay, the Columbus Blue Jackets’ 2021 schedule:
What are you most looking forward to this season? Do you have initial thoughts on the schedule? Let us know in the comments!