NHL Hockey

Columbus Blue Jackets (18-26-12)


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Tortorella out after 6 years as Columbus Blue Jackets coach

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) John Tortorella is out as coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets after six seasons.

General manager Jarmo Kekalainen said in a statement Sunday that parting ways with the winningest coach in franchise history was a mutual decision.

The 62-year-old Tortorella was in the last year of his contract, and the separation wasn't a surprise after a tumultuous season that saw the Blue Jackets plunge to last place in their division amid the coach's admitted failure to influence the team culture.

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Leaders
Points: O. Bjorkstrand44
Plus/Minus: E. Robinson6
Shots on Goal: C. Atkinson158
PIM: M. Domi75
Win: J. Korpisalo9
Shutouts: E. Merzlikins2
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 134 (27)
Shots: 1625 (13)
PP%: 15.4% (27)
Penalty Minutes: 391 (25)
Assists: 238 (23)
SH Goals: 6 (5)
Standings
Central
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Carolina 36 11 8 80
x-Florida 36 14 5 77
x-Tampa Bay 36 16 3 75
x-Nashville 30 23 2 62
Dallas 22 18 14 58
Chicago 23 25 6 52
Detroit 19 27 10 48
Columbus 18 26 12 48
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 184 (5)
Shots Against: 1815 (2)
PK%: 78.9% (19)
Penalty Minutes: 359 (30)
Shutouts: 2 (22)
Sv%: 0.899 (22)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/8 G. Bayreuther Sent to minors Cleveland-AHL
5/7 M. Kivlenieks Called up from minors from taxi squad
5/6 M. Kivlenieks Designated for assignment Taxi squad
5/5 M. Kivlenieks Called up from minors from taxi squad
5/4 M. Kivlenieks Designated for assignment Taxi squad
5/3 M. Kivlenieks Called up from minors from taxi squad
5/3 J. Danforth Signed as Free Agent One-year contract
5/2 M. Kivlenieks Designated for assignment Taxi squad
5/2 Y. Chinakhov Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
5/1 M. Kivlenieks Called up from minors from taxi squad
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