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MAJOR: Blue Jackets Star Demands Trade

Published November 29, 2023 at 8:00
BY TRAVIS NEIL
One of the Blue Jackets star young forwards has demanded a trade out of Columbus.

Chinakhov Wants Out Of Columbus For Glaring Reason



Yegor Chinakhov has voiced his displeasure to his agent, Shumi Babaev, his displeasures are surrounding his ice time as he has been left on the fourth line this season.

"He doesn't feel they trust him, and he wants to leave," Babaev said via text message. "They don't understand how bad 'Chinny' feels."



Chats to the Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen about his clients displeasure however no formal trade request has been made at this point.

In 13 games this season Chinakhov averages 13:27 time of ice, 12th amongst the Jackets forwards. In those 13 games the young forward only has four points.

The former first round pick has been unable to get consistent ice time during his time in the NHL.

The Blue Jackets Depth Chart, That Forces Chinakhov to Fourth Line



On the Blue Jackets depth chart, they have Chinakhov as a third/fourth line forward. With players like Kent Johnson in the AHL and Jordan Dumais also in the system the future of Chinakhov does not look good.

At 22 years of age, Chinakhov is nearing the make it or break it in terms of his career. With the Blue Jackets not giving him a shot in the top 9 at this point a change of scenery may be needed in order to save his career.

The Blue Jackets have found success with other prospects that they have yet to see with Chinakhov. It may be only a matter of days before the two parties go their separate ways.

As Seen on theSCORE.com - Chinakhov unhappy with Blue Jackets, agent says
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