COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -The Columbus Blue Jackets pared their roster to 26 players on Sunday by assigning several players to the club's top farm team.
Forwards Derick Brassard, Joakim Lindstrom and Tom Sestito were assigned to the Blue Jackets' American Hockey League affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch. Forward Derek MacKenzie and defenseman Sheldon Brookbank also cleared waivers and were sent to the Crunch.
Forward Jakub Voracek was sent to the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and defenseman Joel Bouchard was released.
The Blue Jackets finished their preseason with a 3-3-2 record and open their regular season on Friday against the defending Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks.

Top NHL Public Bets

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Wild vs. Red Wings Prediction Are the Red Wings a good bet to beat the Wild today at 12:30PM ET when they host Minnesota in one of their final home games?
Thumbnail Blackhawks vs. Panthers Prediction Are the Blackhawks a good bet to beat the Panthers tonight when the two clash at 7:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Stars vs. Sharks Prediction Will the Dallas Stars pull off the upset tonight as a home underdog versus the San Jose Sharks at 8:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Hosts still pushing for playoff spot   Maple Leafs rookie Auston Matthews snapped a seven-game goalless drought when he potted his 32nd marker of the season Saturday. Can Ontario’s darling carry that...
Thumbnail Laine, visitors aim to extend Minny's skid   A season that started so promisingly for the Wild is spinning out of control down the stretch. Can Bruce Boudreau’s troops find a way to right themselves...

NHL Team Pages