Columbus Blue Jackets News: ASSIGNS GOALTENDER JEAN-FRANCOIS BERUBE TO THE TAXI SQUAD

JANUARY 9, 2022

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned goaltender Jean-Francois Berube to the taxi squad, General Manager and Alternate Governor Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Berube, 30, was added to the roster on emergency recall on January 4 but did not appear in a game.  He has posted a 9-10-4 record with a 3.30 goals-against average and .898 save percentage in 34 career NHL games with the Chicago Blackhawks and New York Islanders from 2015-18.  He went 3-6-1 with a 3.78 GAA and .894 SV% in 13 contests with Chicago in his most recent NHL action in 2017-18. 

The Repentigny, Quebec native owns a 123-85-18 record with a 2.59 GAA, .906 SV% and 12 shutouts in 234 career AHL games with the Monsters, Ontario Reign, Hartford Wolf Pack, Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Rockford IceHogs, Bridgeport Sound Tigers and Manchester Monarchs since making his pro debut in 2009-10.  Signed by Columbus as a free agent to a one-year, two-way NHL/AHL contract on Sept. 30, 2021, the 6-1, 175-pound netminder is 4-4-3 with a 2.82 GAA, .912 SV% and a shutout in 11 appearances with Cleveland this season. 

The Blue Jackets return to action on Tuesday when they host the Blackhawks.  Game time from Nationwide Arena is 7 p.m. ET.  The game will be televised live on Bally Sports Ohio with coverage beginning with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show at 6:30 p.m. ET.  The game can also be heard on the Columbus Blue Jackets Radio Network, including flagship station 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, and online at bluejackets.com.   

‐ CBJ ‐

Single game tickets for all home games played at Nationwide Arena during the 2021-22 season are on sale now.  Partial season tickets for the Blue Jackets’ 2021-22 campaign are also currently available for purchase.  Information on all ticketing options can be obtained by calling (800) NHL‐COLS or by visiting BlueJackets.com.

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