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Top Brendan Gaunce News

  • Blue Jackets' Brendan Gaunce: Rises to top level

    Gaunce was recalled on an emergency basis by the Blue Jackets on Tuesday.

    Gaunce's promotion might suggest one of Columbus' forwards is dealing with an illness or an injury ahead of Tuesday's game versus Montreal. He's picked up three points through eight NHL appearances this year.

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  • Blue Jackets' Brendan Gaunce: Reassigned to AHL

    Gaunce was sent back to AHL Cleveland on Sunday.

    With Sean Kuraly (ribs) activated from IR, Gaunce will return to the AHL, where he'll remain a depth option for the Blue Jackets. The 29-year-old Gaunce played eight games with Columbus this season, tallying a goal, three points and 16 hits.

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  • Blue Jackets' Brendan Gaunce: Pots first goal Friday

    Gaunce scored his first goal of the season in Friday's 6-5 overtime win over the Maple Leafs.

    The 29-year-old center took advantage of a bad Toronto line change, converting a 3-on-1 break with a shot that popped high off Ilya Samsonov's shoulder before landing into the net. Gaunce has been surprisingly productive since his promotion a couple weeks ago, recording three points in five games. He has been filling in due to the absences of Sean Kuraly (abdomen) and Boone Jenner (jaw).

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  • Blue Jackets' Brendan Gaunce: Summoned from AHL

    Gaunce was called up from AHL Cleveland on Monday.

    In order to add Guance to the roster on a emergency recall, the Blue Jackets placed Patrik Laine (fractured clavicle) on injured reserve. Gaunce has notched six goals and 15 points in 24 AHL contests this season. He had one assist, nine shots on goal and four hits in five appearances with Columbus during the 2022-23 campaign.

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  • Blue Jackets' Brendan Gaunce: Placed on waivers

    Gaunce has been put on the waiver wire Friday, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.

    Gaunce was selected in the first round, 26th overall in 2012 by Vancouver but has never made an impact in the NHL. The center has played in 153 NHL games, scoring only 11 times while adding 13 assists.

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  • Blue Jackets' Brendan Gaunce: Dropped to AHL

    Gaunce was sent down to AHL Cleveland on Monday.

    In a corresponding move, the Blue Jackets brought up blueliner Tim Berni. Gaunce has one assist, nine shots on goal, two blocks and four hits in five games with Columbus this season.

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  • Blue Jackets' Brendan Gaunce: Minimal impact in NHL

    Gaunce has one assist, nine shots on goal, four hits, two blocked shots, two PIM and a minus-1 rating in five games since being promoted from AHL Cleveland at the beginning of November.

    He's also been a healthy scratch for three games. Gaunce has provided an injury-depleted Columbus lineup with some bottom-six depth, but the 28-year-old journeyman offers little fantasy upside.

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  • Blue Jackets' Brendan Gaunce: Promoted by Columbus

    Gaunce was called up by Columbus on Tuesday.

    Gaunce has four goals and 11 points in 10 AHL contests this season. He hasn't played in the NHL in 2022-23, but he scored five goals and seven points in 30 contests with Columbus last season. If he draws into the Blue Jackets' lineup, it will likely be in a bottom-six role.

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  • Blue Jackets' Brendan Gaunce: Waived for AHL demotion

    Gaunce was waived by Columbus on Tuesday with the purpose of sending him down to AHL Cleveland.

    Gaunce split the 2021-22 season between the Blue Jackets and the Monsters. He had five goals, seven points and 42 hits in 30 NHL appearances last year.

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  • Blue Jackets' Brendan Gaunce: Signs two-year extension

    Gaunce signed a two-year, two-way contract extension with the Blue Jackets on Saturday.

    Gaunce split time between the NHL and AHL in 2021-22, picking up seven points through 30 top-level appearances and 28 points through 39 minor-league appearances. The 28-year-old forward will likely continue to fill a similar role over the next two campaigns.

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  • Blue Jackets' Brendan Gaunce: Tickles twine Friday

    Gaunce scored a goal in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Jets.

    Gaunce's second-period tally tied the game at 2-2. The 28-year-old forward has played in just four of the Blue Jackets' 12 games in March, and his goal Friday snapped a seven-game drought. The Ontario native has six points, 23 shots on net, 23 hits and an even plus-minus rating in 15 contests, exclusively in a fourth-line role.

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  • Blue Jackets' Brendan Gaunce: Playing Monday

    Gaunce (upper body) will participate in Monday's game versus Toronto, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch adds.

    Gaunce has missed the last two games while dealing with an upper-body injury that he suffered in a 4-3 victory over New Jersey on Tuesday. The 27-year-old has tallied five points over 11 games this season. Emil Bemstrom is expected to see a reduction in minutes upon Gaunce's return, Hedger adds.

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  • Blue Jackets' Brendan Gaunce: Remains out Saturday

    Gaunce (upper body) will not participate in Saturday's game versus Boston.

    Gaunce will miss a second consecutive game while dealing with an upper-body injury. The 27-year-old's last NHL point was a goal in a 4-3 victory over Toronto on Feb 22.

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  • Blue Jackets' Brendan Gaunce: Out Friday

    Gaunce (upper body) is not expected to participate in Friday's game against Los Angeles. per Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch.

    Gaunce will set his sights on returning for Saturday's game against Boston. The 27-year-old has averaged 8:10 of ice time and logged five points over 11 appearances this season.

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  • Blue Jackets' Brendan Gaunce: Exits Tuesday's contest

    Gaunce (upper body) didn't return to Tuesday's game versus the Devils after receiving a hit in the first period, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

    Gaunce was hit by Jonas Siegenthaler early in the game, though he returned to finish the first period. The Blue Jackets' forward didn't come back for the second, and there was no update on his status after the game. If Gaunce can't play Friday versus the Kings, Yegor Chinakhov figures to rejoin the lineup.

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  • Blue Jackets' Brendan Gaunce: First career three-point game

    Gaunce racked up a goal and two assists in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Sabres.

    Gaunce came into this one with just 17 points in 123 career NHL appearances, so few saw his first three-point performance at the top level coming. The 27-year-old forward assisted on Dean Kukan's second-period marker for his first helper of the season, then added his second goal in six games with the Blue Jackets. Gaunce completed the three-point night by helping Justin Danforth cap the scoring with four seconds remaining.

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  • Blue Jackets' Brendan Gaunce: Called up from minors

    Gaunce was recalled from AHL Cleveland on Monday.

    With Alexandre Texier (finger) and Eric Robinson (knee) going on injured reserve, Gaunce should be in the mix for a spot in the lineup against the Capitals on Tuesday. If he does play, it will be the Ontario native's first NHL action since 2019-20 when he made one appearance for the Bruins.

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  • Blue Jackets' Brendan Gaunce: Bound for AHL

    Gaunce was placed on waivers Monday in order to assign him to AHL Cleveland, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.

    Gaunce has played in just four NHL games since the start of the 2018-19 season, so fantasy players shouldn't be banking on him offering much in the way of production this year. Even when he was a more prominent roster player with Vancouver, the Ontario native struggled to generate points.

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  • Blue Jackets' Brendan Gaunce: Grabs two-way deal

    Gaunce signed a one-year, two-way contract with Columbus on Friday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.

    Gaunce spent the 2020-21 campaign playing overseas with Vaxjo HC in Sweden for which he tallied five goals and seven helpers in 18 contests. The Ontario native added another seven points in 12 playoffs contests. Selected by the Cancuks with the 26th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, Gaunce has played in just 118 NHL contests and likely will continue to split his time between the NHL and AHL this year.

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  • Brendan Gaunce: Won't receive qualifying offer

    Gaunce will not be extended a qualifying offer from Boston, freelance hockey writer Mark Divver reports.

    Gaunce saw action in just one NHL game this past year in which he notched one assist, two PIM and zero shots while averaging 9:10 of ice time. The Ontario native will likely have to settle for a two-way deal and should anticipate spending some time in the minors during the 2020-21 campaign.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 217 lbs
Birthplace: Sudbury, ON
Age: 30
Experience: 7
Shoots: Left