COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -The Columbus Blue Jackets assigned goaltender Dan LaCosta to their American Hockey League affiliate and released defenseman Richard Matvichuk from his tryout contract on Monday.
The 35-year-old Matvichuk played for Columbus coach Ken Hitchcock with the Dallas Stars when they won the Stanley Cup in 1999. With 14 years and almost 800 games in the NHL, he was making $96 a day in training-camp pay to try to make the team after being out of the league a year ago.
LaCosta is considered insurance behind top goalies Pascal Leclaire and Fredrik Norrena. He played well in the Blue Jackets' 5-4 shootout victory at Toronto in their final preseason game on Sunday night.
The team said its training camp roster is at 30 players, including injured forward Raffi Torres (shoulder) and goaltender Steve Mason (knee).

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