NHL Rumors: Blue Jackets Defenseman Finished In Columbus

The Columbus Blue Jackets are losing some depth on their blueline. While speaking with reporters, Dean Kukan said he is heading home to Switzerland to play in the National League next season. 

Kukan leaving the NHL is a bit surprising to see. Keep in mind that the 28-year-old just put together the best campaign of his NHL career. In 41 games, he set new career-highs with three goals, eight assists, and 11 points. However, the Swiss defenseman feels ready to move on from professional hockey in North America.

Kukan did not specify which National League team he will be signing with, but at the end of the day, we now have confirmation that he won't be a Blue Jacket in 2022-23.

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