Blue Jackets Trade Eric Robinson To Atlantic Division Team

With the Columbus Blue Jackets "willing to discuss just about anybody,” according to a league executive, they've now pulled the trigger on the first of what could be a few trades for the team, sending winger Eric Robinson to the Buffalo Sabres.

Buffalo has been hit hard by injuries, and they've been in desperate need of some depth for the roster. The 28-year-old bottom-six forward will help. They’ll send a conditional draft pick in return.

Robinson cleared waivers earlier in the season for Columbus, and he's split his season thus far between the Jackets and the Cleveland Monsters of the AHL.  While he's recorded just one goal in seven games with Columbus, he has four points in 9 games at Cleveland. 

He's proven in the past to be a decent offensive performer in a bottom-six role, notching 12 goals and 24 points for the Blue Jackets last season in 72 games, and 27 points the season before in 67 games. 

He'll become a UFA at season's end, and sports a $1.6M cap hit. 

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