Columbus waives Gibbons


The Blue Jackets have placed forward Brian Gibbons on waivers, per TVA.

Gibbons, 26, has been sidelined since mid-December with a lingering knee injury that kept him out longer than his initial 2-3 week recovery timetable. The former Penguin, who signed with Columbus last summer on a one-year, $750,000 deal, has only appeared in 21 games for the Blue Jackets this season, scoring five points while averaging 14:09 TOI per game.

Will be curious to see if any team takes a chance on Gibbons. An undrafted free agent that worked his way up to the Penguins after two years in the minors, he occasionally played on a line with Sidney Crosby in Pittsburgh and showed good offensive flair, scoring five goals and 17 points in 41 games last season (and another two goals and three points in eight playoff appearances.)