Artemi Panarin

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The Columbus Blue Jackets kick off the pre-season at home tonight with an exhibition match against the Buffalo Sabres.

After losing three star players to free agency, the Columbus Blue Jackets Monday signed free agent forward Gustav Nyquist.

The Columbus Blue Jackets made two trades before the NHL trade deadline passed on Monday.

The Chicago Blackhawks have traded forward Artemi Panarin, along with Tyler Motte and the Blackhawks' sixth-round selection in this weekend's NHL draft to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Brandon Saad, goaltender Anton Forsberg and a fifth-round pick next year.