What’s the Deal? Columbus Trades Murray

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Ryan Murray. Photo by Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports.

Ryan Murray. Photo by Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports.

What is Jarmo Kekalainen up to? The GM of the Columbus Blue Jackets, a man never afraid to be bold, has traded defenseman Ryan Murray to the New Jersey Devils for a fifth-round pick in 2021. Now, Murray is a legit top-four blueliner and still in his productive years at the age of 27, so on the surface the trade looks quite lopsided. But what Columbus gets in return in cap space – and with free agency season achingly close, the Blue Jackets suddenly look like players.