Columbus Blue Jackets assign LW Mikhail Grigorenko to Taxi Squad

MARCH 23, 2021

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned left wing Mikhail Griogrenko to the club’s taxi squad, Blue Jackets General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Grigorenko, 26, has posted two goals and five assists for seven points with two penalty minutes in 18 games this season.  He signed a one-year contract with the club on July 16, 2020 and made his Blue Jackets debut in the season opener on January 14 at Nashville.  He scored his first goal with the club on January 23 vs. Tampa Bay.  The Khabarovsk, Russia native has recorded 24-47-71 and 32 penalty minutes in 235 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, Colorado Avalanche and Buffalo Sabres.  The 6-3, 206-pound forward was originally selected by Buffalo in the first round, 12th overall, at the 2012 NHL Draft.

The Blue Jackets return to action on Thursday when they host the Carolina Hurricanes.  Puck drop from Nationwide Arena is set for 7 p.m. ET.  Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6:30 p.m.  All Blue Jackets games televised on FOX Sports Ohio will also be streamed live via FOX Sports GO.  The game may also be heard on the Eldorado Scioto Downs Blue Jackets Radio Network, including Sports Radio 97.1 FM in Columbus, and online at


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