POLLS     NHL     SEARCH

TRENDING NOW


HOCKEYPATROL  |  NHL  |  NEWS

The Blue Jackets' GM has some very bad news for Columbus


PUBLICATION
MarcO
August 24, 2022  (2:45 PM)
SHARE THIS STORY
FOLLOW US



Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced in the final minutes that French forward Alexandre Texier will not join the club for the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. This is all in accordance with the advice and recommendation of the NHL/NHLPA's substance abuse and behavioural health program.

"Alexandre Texier and I recently had a very long conversation in which he indicated to me that he was not ready to resume his NHL career at this time. While we are disappointed Tex will not be joining us for the 2022-23 season as we had planned, his mental health and well-being remain our top priority and we will continue to support him in any way we can." - Jarmo Kekalainen

"Over the past year I have encountered personal problems and challenges and I feel that I need to be close to my family at this time. I have love and respect for the city of Columbus, the Blue Jackets and the fans like everyone else has. always treated me first class. I really appreciate the support, help and empathy I have received from the team management, coaching staff, doctors, trainers and my teammates. It was a tough decision, but it's the best one for me right now." - Alexandre Texier

Texier will therefore be suspended for the 2022-2023 season. Last season, he collected 20 points in 36 games.
He should join a team in Switzerland for next season.
More details to come...
POLL
AUGUST 24   |   229 ANSWERS
The Blue Jackets' GM has some very bad news for Columbus

Will the Blue Jackets make the Stanley Cup playoffs next season?

Yes7432.3 %
No15567.7 %
LIST OF POLLS
Latest 10 stories

HOCKEYPATROL.COM
COPYRIGHT @2024 - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
TERMS  -  POLICIES  -  CONSENT