Sport Report: Jack Johnson requests trade from Blue Jackets

18:36  13 january  2018
18:36  13 january  2018 Source:   theScore

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Veteran defenseman Jack Johnson has asked the Blue Jackets to be traded due to a diminished role this season, as well as wanting to better position himself for free agency this summer, according to a report from The Athletic. The report , citing unnamed sources, stated that Johnson made his request

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Jack Johnson reportedly wants out.

The veteran defenseman has asked the Columbus Blue Jackets to trade him, sources told The Athletic's Aaron Portzline on Saturday morning.

Johnson isn't happy with his reduced role and wants to better position himself for free agency in the summer, according to the report.

The 31-year-old has spent parts of seven seasons with the Blue Jackets after playing parts of six with the Los Angeles Kings.

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