Blue Jackets: 3 Top Trade Candidates Heading Into 2024

Christmas is over, and now the new year is less than one week away. Thus, over these next few days, we here at NHL Trade Rumors will discuss the three top trade candidates from each team heading into 2024.

In this latest edition of the series, let's focus on the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Patrik Laine: Patrik Laine has had a tough season and has even been healthy scratched. Since then, he has been a big name in the rumor mill, and the Blue Jackets could move him for the right price.

Jack Roslovic: Jack Roslovic is a pending UFA who will likely be dealt at the deadline. Teams looking to add some secondary scoring to their bottom six will express interest in Roslovic. 

Elvis Merzlikins: Elvis Merzlikins has been picking up a ton of steam as a trade target, and the expectation is that they will at least hear offers for him. Teams looking to add a starting netminder will surely call Columbus about him. 

photo credit: © John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports