Columbus Blue Jackets Trade for Matt Duchene In Exchange for Vitaly Abramov, Jonathan Davidsson, and picks
Jarmo makes his deadline move.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded for Matt Duchene.
After rumors have swirled surrounding Duchene and the team’s interest in him, a fortuitous trip to the capital of Canada allowed GM Jarmo Kekalainen to pull off the deal.
Confirming Matt Duchene has been traded to Columbus. Details to come.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) February 22, 2019
Duchene said to be excited about trade to CBJ. No extension talk at this time. Belief is the Blue Jackets are loading up for playoffs.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) February 22, 2019
More details to come. Stay tuned to The Cannon for updates.
UPDATE: Matt Duchene WILL be in the lineup tonight
No sense waiting around...plan is for Duchene to be in the Blue Jackets lineup tonight.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) February 22, 2019
UPDATE: We have the full context of the trade, including what the Blue Jackets gave up
Believe the full trade is: Abramov, Davidsson and a 1st RD pick for Duchene and Bergman. And a conditional 1st RD pick if Matt Duchene signs with Columbus— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) February 22, 2019
Columbus will lose a second first-round pick if Duchene re-signs here.