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Coyotes' Jakub Voracek: Contract traded with career likely over
Voracek (concussion) is not expected to resume his NHL career, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports, resulting in Arizona acquiring his contract from Columbus on Thursday along with a 2023 sixth-round pick in exchange for Jon Gillies.
The biggest news here is that Voracek has likely played his final NHL game due to his concussion problems. If that's truly the case, Voracek will eventually retire when his contract expires after the 2023-24 campaign having logged 1,058 games for the Flyers and Blue Jackets in which he racked up 223 goals and 583 assists. By taking on Voracek's contract, the Coyotes won't have to worry about reaching the cap floor next season.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Jakub Voracek: Unlikely to return this year
Voracek is still out indefinitely with concussion symptoms and said Monday there's only a "slim" chance that he will be able to return this season, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Voracek, who has been out since Nov. 4, has one goal and five assists in 11 games this year. "Obviously I'm going to make my best efforts to try to (return), but it might be a long process," he admitted. "As of now, I don't see myself playing in the near future, but I'll do everything in my power to try to get back on the ice." Voracek added that he feels "OK" right now.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Jakub Voracek: Diagnosed with concussion
Voracek's upper-body injury is a concussion and Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen doesn't expect him to return in the near future.
Voracek hasn't been medically cleared to engage in hockey activities. He has a history of head injuries and his doctors want him to take some time off in the hopes that will cause his symptoms to go away. When Voracek's healthy, he's one of the Blue Jackets' top forwards and a pillar of their first power-play unit. The 33-year-old last played Nov. 4.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Jakub Voracek: No timetable
Voracek (upper body) still doesn't have a timetable for his return, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Voracek hasn't played since Nov. 4 and remains on injured reserve. He has one goal and five assists in 11 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Jakub Voracek: Goes on injured reserve
Voracek (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve.
Voracek is out indefinitely after he was injured Nov. 4 against the Avalanche in Finland. Voracek had a goal and six points in 11 games before the injury.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Jakub Voracek: Out indefinitely
Voracek (upper body) is out indefinitely, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Voracek is slated to miss more time after he sat out last Saturday's game against Colorado. He shouldn't be expected to play Thursday against Philadelphia. It is currently unclear when Voracek will be available to return.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Jakub Voracek: Nets special tally
Voracek secured a rare power-play goal during a 6-3 loss to the Avalanche on Friday in Finland.
With the Blue Jackets trailing the Global Series matchup 3-0 early in the second period, Voracek connected on a goal with the man advantage. His first marker in 11 outings was notable because the Blue Jackets were 0-for-25 on the power play and it sparked a three-goal rally, briefly tying the score. The 33-year-old right winger finished with three shots against the Avalanche.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Jakub Voracek: Out of action Saturday
Voracek (upper body) will not play Saturday against Colorado.
Voracek will be replaced in the lineup by Mathieu Olivier as the Blue Jackets are playing their final game in Finland. Voracek scored his first goal of the season Friday in a 6-3 loss to the Avalanche and has six points in 11 games this season. Consider him day-to-day.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Jakub Voracek: Two helpers against Rangers
Voracek collected two assists in Sunday's win over the Rangers.
He had a hand in Andrew Peeke's eventual game-winner early in the second period, as well as Kent Johnson's tally late in the third that closed out the scoring. Voracek is still looking for his first goal of the season, but the 33-year-old has been productive as the greybeard on the Blue Jackets' second line alongside 20-year-old rookie Johnson and 25-year-old center Jack Roslovic, racking up five assists in seven games.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Jakub Voracek: Logs helper in loss
Voracek posted an assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Sharks.
Voracek set up the second of Jack Roslovic's tallies in the game. The 32-year-old Voracek has been doing his usual playmaking lately with five helpers in his last five contests. For the season, the veteran winger has 56 points, 133 shots on net and a minus-15 rating in 74 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Jakub Voracek: Earns 50th assist
Voracek notched an assist, four shots on goal and a minus-4 rating in Sunday's 6-4 loss to the Ducks.
Voracek reached the 50-assist mark for the first time since he had 65 helpers with the Flyers in 2017-18. He set up Cole Sillinger on the Blue Jackets' last goal Sunday. Voracek's at 55 points, 131 shots on net, 44 PIM and a minus-14 rating through 73 outings in a top-six role.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Jakub Voracek: Two helpers against Habs
Voracek collected two assists, one on the power play, in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Canadiens.
The veteran winger was part of a dynamite night for Columbus' top two lines, as all six players recorded multi-point performances. Voracek remains quietly productive no matter who he's skating with, picking up two goals and 11 points over the last 13 games.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Jakub Voracek: Earns power-play helper
Voracek logged a power-play assist, two shots on goal and a minus-2 rating in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Jets.
Voracek had the secondary helper on Oliver Bjorkstrand's tally late in the third period. The 32-year-old Voracek has a goal and three power-play helpers in five games since he returned from a lower-body injury that cost him one contest. The Czech playmaker is up to 47 points (21 on the power play), 117 shots on net and a minus-11 rating through 62 outings this season.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Jakub Voracek: Good to go
Voracek is over his lower-body injury and will play Wednesday in Ottawa, Dave Maetzold of Bally Sports Ohio reports.
Voracek missed one game with the injury, sitting out Sunday against Vegas. The veteran is no worse for wear, though, and he will look to build on his 43 points in 57 games when he rejoins the lineup Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Jakub Voracek: Won't play Sunday
Voracek (lower body) will not play Sunday against Vegas and remains day-to-day, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.
Voracek suffered the injury late in Friday's win over Minnesota, and it's serious enough to keep him out at least one game. The 32-year-old will have another few days to recover in advance of Wednesday's game in Ottawa.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Jakub Voracek: Leaves after dirty hit
Voracek suffered a lower-body injury late in the third period of Friday's 3-2 shootout win over the Wild and did not return, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
With the Blue Jackets down 2-1 and Elvis Merzlikins pulled for an extra attacker, Voracek skated up the ice with a head of steam only to get tripped by Marcus Foligno and sent sprawling. Voracek was able to skate to the bench under his own power afterward, but he appeared to be in a great deal of pain after the trip and coach Brad Larsen had no update on his condition after the contest. With Patrik Laine (knee) also getting banged up in overtime, the Jackets could be down two key offensive contributors Sunday against the Golden Knights.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Jakub Voracek: Produces 40th assist
Voracek notched an assist in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Voracek's 40th assist came on a Patrik Laine tally in the third period. In his last 10 games, Voracek has continued his role as the Blue Jackets' top playmaker with a goal and 10 assists. The 32-year-old winger has 43 points in 55 outings, matching his output from 53 contests last season.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Jakub Voracek: Two points in win
Voracek produced a power-play goal along with an assist on the man advantage in Saturday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Bruins.
Though Columbus fell short Saturday, Voracek at least helped the team earn a point in the standings by finding the net with 1.8 seconds remaining in the third period. The snipe from above the left circle ended a 10-game goal drought for the 32-year-old.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Jakub Voracek: Keeps piling up apples
Voracek dished out two assists - one on the power play - in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Devils.
Voracek has distributed 12 assists in his last 12 games, and he's also scored one goal over that stretch, which accounts for half of his season goal total. While Voracek's best scoring days appear to be behind him at age 32, the Czech winger's still an elite playmaker.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Jakub Voracek: Two-point night in win
Voracek notched two assists in Thursday's win over the Panthers.
He had the lone helper on two key tallies for the Blue Jackets, setting up Patrik Laine for Columbus' first goal of the night in the first period and then feeding Cole Sillinger for the eventual game-winner in the third. Voracek has at least one point in four straight games and eight of the last nine, and on the season the veteran winger is up to 37 points -- two goals and 35 assists -- through 49 contests.... See More ... See Less
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|Birthplace: Kladno, Czechoslovakia