Blue Jackets Announce Protected List: Domi, Stenlund, and Kukan Exposed

By Jacob Nitzberg on July 18, 2021 at 8:16 am
Feb 18, 2021; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets center Max Domi (16) celebrates a goal against the Nashville Predators during the second period at Nationwide Arena.
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The Blue Jackets protected list for the upcoming expansion draft has been made public.

Notable unprotected players include Max Domi, Kevin Stenlund, and Dean Kukan. Domi will miss at least the first month of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery, and he'll be an unrestricted free agent afterward. The Blue Jackets are betting on Seattle passing him up and selecting either Stenlund or Kukan, but if the Kraken think they can sign him to a contract extension, Domi could be their pick.

Here's the list, broken down by position: 


  1. Cam Atkinson
  2. Oliver Bjorkstrand
  3. Boone Jenner
  4. Patrik Laine
  5. Jack Roslovic
  6. Gustav Nyquist
  7. Eric Robinson


  1. Seth Jones
  2. Zach Werenski
  3. Vladislav Gavrikov


  1. Joonas Korpisalo
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