Updated: Blue Jackets Will NOT Be Acquiring Andreas Athanasiou from Detroit, Despite a Previous Report

By 1OB Staff on February 24, 2020 at 11:41 am
Detroit Red Wings left wing Andreas Athanasiou (72) warms up before playing the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG PAINTS Arena.


Despite a previous report, the Blue Jackets will not be acquiring Andreas Athanasiou from the Detroit Red Wings. TSN reports Athanasiou is headed to the Edmonton Oilers.

According to a report from Sportsnet's Eric Francis, Red Wings forward Andreas Athanasiou is on his way to Columbus in a pre-deadline deal. The 26-year-old has blazing speed and a bit of skill, as well; he has 10 goals and 24 points in 46 games for what's been a historically bad Detroit team this season.

The Blue Jackets are hoping he can add to their forward mix, which has been devastated by injuries this season. Athanasiou has 83 goals and 154 points in 294 career NHL games, all with the Red Wings. More to come as this story develops. 

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