Blue Jackets sign forward Robinson for 2 more years
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets signed forward Eric Robinson to a two-year contract extension on Monday.
The 24-year-old Robinson was pressed into action at the NHL level this season because of rash of injuries to regulars. He has responded with five goals and four assists and a +10 plus/minus rating in 31 games. He got his first NHL goal on Nov. 12 at Montreal.
Robinson, who played college hockey at Princeton, would have been a restricted free agent this summer. Contract terms were not disclosed.
General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced the move as the Blue Jackets began their NHL-mandated winter break. They return to action Feb. 1 at Buffalo.
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Updated January 27, 2020