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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
36-16-3 75
33-17-5 71
29-20-7 65
28-22-4 60
22-18-14 58
24-21-8 56
24-21-7 55
17-26-10 44

2023 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 6 13 -4 13:37 30

Top Sean Kuraly News

  • Blue Jackets' Sean Kuraly: Finds twine in overtime loss

    Kuraly scored a goal, added two hits and went plus-2 in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Canucks.

    Kuraly briefly left the game after taking an elbow to the head in the third period, but he was able to finish the contest. This was his second straight game with a point. He's up to seven goals, 13 points, 55 shots on net, 86 hits, 30 PIM and a minus-1 rating through 40 outings this season. Kuraly continues to hold down the fourth-line center spot, though his defensive utility will often give him chances to pick up more playing time.

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  • Blue Jackets' Sean Kuraly: Gathers helper in win

    Kuraly notched a shorthanded assist, three shots on goal, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Flames.

    The helper was Kuraly's first point in four games since he returned from a rib injury. He set up Alexandre Texier for the Blue Jackets' third goal. The 31-year-old Kuraly remains more of a defensive center filling a bottom-six role, so his scoring contributions aren't likely to be significant. He's managed 12 points, 54 shots on net, 84 hits, 30 PIM and a minus-3 rating through 39 appearances.

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  • Blue Jackets' Sean Kuraly: Set to return Monday

    Kuraly (ribs) is expected to return to the Columbus lineup Monday against the Canucks, Jeff Svoboda of the Blue Jackets' official site reports.

    Kuraly has missed eight games while recovering from fractures in his rib cartilage. The 30-year-old center has six goals and 11 points through 35 games with the Blue Jackets while adding 74 hits. Kuraly will likely return to a bottom-six role.

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  • Blue Jackets' Sean Kuraly: Placed on injured reserve

    Kuraly (abdomen) was put on injured reserve Saturday, retroactive to Dec. 23.

    Kuraly was injured when the butt end of his stick hit him below his upper ribs, causing an internal contusion. Kuraly has six goals, five assists, 74 hits and 28 PIM in 35 contests this season. The Blue Jackets recalled blueliner Jake Christiansen from AHL Cleveland to take Kuraly's spot on the roster.

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  • Blue Jackets' Sean Kuraly: Out for weekend games

    Kuraly (abdomen) will not play versus Toronto on Friday or in Buffalo on Saturday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.

    Kuraly was hurt against the Maple Leafs on Saturday when the butt end of his stick hit him below his upper ribs, causing an internal contusion. He already missed Wednesday's tilt versus the Devils. He has six goals, five assists, 28 PIM and 74 hits in 35 games this season.

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  • Blue Jackets' Sean Kuraly: Ruled out Friday

    Kuraly (abdomen) will not be in the lineup Friday versus Toronto, Jeff Svoboda of the Blue Jackets' official site reports.

    Kuraly was injured Saturday versus the Maple Leafs and missed Wednesday's tilt in New Jersey. The center has six goals, five assists, 74 hits and 28 PIM in 35 games this season.

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  • Blue Jackets' Sean Kuraly: Out Wednesday

    Kuraly (abdomen) is expected to miss Wednesday's contest versus New Jersey and will be considered day-to-day beyond that.

    Kuraly was taken to the hospital after being helped off the ice during Saturday's game against Toronto, but the fact that he's just day-to-day suggests his injury likey isn't overly serious. He has six goals, 11 points, 74 hits and 21 blocks in 35 outings this season. With Kuraly unavailable, Mathieu Olivier might draw into the lineup against the Devils.

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  • Blue Jackets' Sean Kuraly: Initial tests encouraging

    Kuraly (abdomen) was discharged from the hospital Saturday after initial testing came back clear, Jeff Svoboda of the Blue Jackets' official site reports.

    It's an encouraging development after Kuraly needed to be helped off the ice Saturday against Toronto. The veteran center has six goals and 11 points through 34 games this season. If Kuraly misses time following the holiday break, Mathieu Olivier would likely slot back into the lineup in a bottom-six capacity.

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  • Blue Jackets' Sean Kuraly: Dealing with abdominal injury

    Kuraly sustained an abdominal injury Saturday versus the Maple Leafs. He was taken to Grant Medical Center in Columbus for further evaluation.

    Kuraly sustained the injury late in the first period and required medical assistance off the ice. There's no timetable for his return at this time, though that may become clearer once further tests are completed.

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  • Blue Jackets' Sean Kuraly: Suffers injury Saturday

    Kuraly sustained an injury in the first period of Saturday's game against Toronto. For precautionary reasons, medical personnel were alerted.

    Kuraly absorbed a hit behind the net from the Maple Leafs' Jake McCabe, per Jeff Svoboda of the Blue Jackets' official site. After heading to the bench and down the tunnel, Kuraly required medical assistance. and soon began waving for medical assistance. The 30-year-old is being evaluated while remaining in the arena.

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  • Blue Jackets' Sean Kuraly: Two points in Tuesday's rout

    Kuraly produced a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 9-4 win over the Sabres.

    Both points came in the second period to wrap up a sequence of seven straight goals by the Blue Jackets that blew the game wide open. Kuraly snapped a nine-game point drought with the performance, but the 30-year-old isn't on the roster for his offense. Through 33 games this season, the checking-line center has six goals and 11 points,

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  • Blue Jackets' Sean Kuraly: Deposits goal Sunday

    Kuraly scored a goal on two shots and added six PIM in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Rangers.

    Kuraly put the Blue Jackets ahead 3-2 in the second period, but Elvis Merzlikins let the one-goal lead slip away in the last minute. Kuraly was also responsible for the hit that knocked Ryan Lindgren (upper body) out of the game. That hit was initially called a major for boarding, but was downgraded to a minor penalty on review. It's not yet known if Kuraly will face supplemental discipline. The 30-year-old forward is up to five goals, 22 shots on net, 30 hits, 16 PIM and a minus-1 rating through 15 outings in a fourth-line role.

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  • Blue Jackets' Sean Kuraly: Scores goal versus Florida

    Kuraly netted a goal in a 5-4 overtime loss to Florida on Monday.

    Kuraly is up to three goals and points in 12 contests this season. What's interesting is he logged a season-high 16:00 of ice time, which is well above his 2023-24 average of 12:51 coming into Monday's contest. Kuraly is unlikely to be a significant offensive threat even with that increased role, but it would give him more opportunities to rack up more hits. After finishing 2022-23 with 187 hits in 71 outings, he has 24 this season.

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  • Blue Jackets' Sean Kuraly: Nets second goal of season

    Kuraly posted a goal in Monday's 5-3 road loss against the Stars.

    The 30-year-old pivot also posted four shots on goal with three hits and a minor penalty in his 13:11 of ice time. Kuraly had a dismal night at the faceoff dot, however, winning just three of his 11 opportunities. He has struck for two goals with no assists in nine games, though he's added 19 hits, so his fantasy value is limited to the deepest of formats.

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  • Blue Jackets' Sean Kuraly: Lights lamp for first time

    Kuraly opened the scoring with his first goal of the season in Friday's 3-1 win against the Flames.

    Kuraly also chipped in with a plus-2 rating, two shots on goal, a minor penalty and two hits in his 11:05 of ice time. The pivot did a great job at the faceoff dot, too, winning eight of 11 (72.7 percent) chances. The third-line forward will look to keep up the good work in Minnesota on Saturday.

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  • Blue Jackets' Sean Kuraly: Forces overtime Tuesday

    Kuraly scored a power-play goal in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Flyers.

    Kuraly tied the game 3-3 in the third period, deflecting a Jake Christiansen shot past Carter Hart on the power play. The goal was Kuraly's first since Feb. 11 and just his third point in his last 15 games. The 30-year-old center is up to 11 goals and 19 points through 69 games this season. Kuraly continues to provide a physical presence with 182 hits, as well.

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  • Blue Jackets' Sean Kuraly: Cleared to play

    Kuraly (oblique) has been cleared to return to action Friday versus the Islanders, Jeff Svoboda of the Blue Jackets' official site reports.

    This news comes as a surprise, as Kuraly was originally given a six-week recovery timetable less than three weeks ago. The 30-year-old forward is expected to return to a fourth-line role against the Isles.

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  • Blue Jackets' Sean Kuraly: Out six weeks

    Kuraly suffered an oblique injury in practice Thursday and will miss the next six weeks.

    The injury should keep Kuraly out of the lineup for the rest of the year, as the timeline coincides with the end of the season. Kuraly has 10 goals, seven assists, 66 PIM and 156 hits in 59 games this season.

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  • Blue Jackets' Sean Kuraly: Pots 10th goal of season

    Kuraly scored a goal on three shots on net and added seven hits, two PIM and a plus-1 rating in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Maple Leafs.

    His tally late in the second period gave the Blue Jackets their first lead after they had fallen behind 2-0 in the first. Kuraly remains a checking-line stalwart for Columbus and has racked up 136 hits and 50 PIM on the season, but the 30-year-old doesn't supply much offense. He has only three points, all goals, over 18 games since the beginning of January, giving him 10 goals and 14 points through 51 contests.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Dublin, OH
Age: 31
Experience: 7
Shoots: Left