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R.J. Umberger could be bought out by Columbus, as a last resort, if the team cannot find a trade partner for him.

The Blue Jackets believe they can trade him, though. Umberger requested to be dealt elsewhere in May and he still has three seasons remaining on his current contract at $4.6 million per year.

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There's a rumor floating around that R.J. Umberger might be dealt to the Edmonton Oilers for Sam Gagner.

Take this one with a grain of salt. Umberger has requested a trade and Sam Gagner's market value did take a hit following his rough 2013-14 campaign, so at first it might not seem too bad. However, there's no question that Gagner, who will turn 25 in August, still has far more upside. Umberger can provide the Blue Jackets a list of 10 teams he won't accept a trade to and there's a good chance that the Oilers, who have struggled to gain any traction in their move away from rebuilding territory, would be one of the destinations that Umberger would reject.

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R.J. Umberger has asked the Columbus Blue Jackets to trade him in the off-season.

It was mutually agreed to by the team during the season-ending meetings that took place after the first round. Umberger had 18 goals and 34 points in 74 games this season but was a healthy scratch on four occasions and that id not sit well with the veteran. He has three years left on a contract that will pay him $4.6 million per season and a no-trade clause in his contract goes into effect on June 15. He will decide at that time on 10 teams that he does not want to play for and then wait until he is dealt. Stay tuned.

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R.J. Umberger opened up about how long he was battling through injuries.

As previously reported, Umberger had a separated shoulder, herniated disc, and broken finger. Umberger apparently started playing through the broken finger in early March, not aware that there was a break. It's only when the pain wasn't going away that they finally had a second X-Ray, which revealed a hairline fracture. His back problems were consistent throughout the season and got worse after the Olympic break. An MRI revealed a herniated disc, but it wasn't knocked out of the lineup until he separated his shoulder. Umberger missed the last four seasons as a result of that injury, but still managed to play in four of the Penguins' six postseason contests. He had 18 goals and 34 points in 74 contests in 2013-14.

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R.J. Umberger revealed that he played through a broken finger, separated shoulder and herniated disc during the Jackets' first round playoff series with Pittsburgh.

Many of the wounded Jackets revealed their injuries the day after the team was eliminated from the playoffs by the Penguins on Tuesday. Umberger missed Games 1 and 6 of the series. "Lower body is fine," the left winger joked.

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R.J. Umberger (shoulder) won't play Monday night in Game 6.

He has one assist in four games in Columbus' first-round series versus Pittsburgh. Consider him day-to-day for now. The Blue Jackets will be looking to avoid elimination in Monday's contest.

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The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that R.J. Umberger is expected to play on Monday after he suffered a shoulder injury in the third period Saturday.

Umberger ended the season as he missed the last three games with upper body injuries. He grabbed his shoulder after getting hit in the third period Saturday but did manage to return to action. "It's an ongoing issue," Umberger said. Stay tuned.

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R.J. Umberger left Saturday's game in the third period but returned before the end of the game.

Umberger was not too happy as he appeared to be grabbing his shoulder but he was able to come back. Umberger missed the final three games of the regular season with upper body injuries and he is likely playing hurt in the playoffs. Stay tuned as Game 6 is in Columbus Monday.

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The Blue Jackets' R.J. Umberger has a nasty welt around his left eye and a few stitches just below it.

He also has a bruised left hand, not to mention other upper-body ailments that kept him out of Game 1 of the Columbus-Pittsburgh, first-round playoff series. The bruised left hand is actually a really good thing, according to the Columbus Dispatch. Umberger hit the ice to block a shot by Pittsburgh's Olli Maatta early in overtime on Wednesday, the painful play that started the sequence that ended with Nick Foligno's game-winning goal. If Umberger hadn't gotten his left paw up to his face in time, Maatta's shot would have struck him in the left eye. "I still would have blocked the shot, but I'd still be in the hospital, probably," he said.

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R.J. Umberger replaced Jared Boll in the Columbus lineup on Saturday.

Umberger had been out with an upper body injury as he missed Game 1. Umberger was minus-one with nary a point in 15:39 minutes of action on Saturday.