Columbus Blue Jackets Rumors: Defenseman Becoming Free-Agent Target


The New Jersey Devils' excellent season is over, and now they have a busy offseason ahead. Damon Severson is one player who they could lose, and there are reports that the Columbus Blue Jackets could be in the mix for his services this summer. 

The Blue Jackets are in a position to add to their roster, as they are aiming to bounce back from a horrible 2022-23 season. They are not rebuilding, so look for them to be aggressive in free agency, and Severson should be just one player they look to add. 

Severson would provide Columbus with a legitimate top-four, right-shot defenseman, and that is something that they currently need. Thus, he would immediately make their roster better, and the Blue Jackets have the money to get it done. Therefore, we will need to wait and see if Columbus can successfully bring him in from here. Other teams in the mix should be the Detroit Red Wings, Ottawa Senators, and Buffalo Sabres.

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