Tyutin signed a one-year deal in Colorado worth $2 million, reports Bob McKenzie of TSN. Tyutin was bought out of his deal in Columbus and now gets a one-year gig in Mile High to try to prove he's more than the dissociated parts he showed in Ohio. He can be a solid, five-six defender for the Avs, but that won't translate into fantasy value for you.
Tyutin had the final two years of his contract bought out by the Blue Jackets on Wednesday. The Jackets save $3.291 million against the salary cap for the 2016-17 campaign by purchasing Tyutin's contract, so one could've seen this move coming from a mile away. Tyutin could wind up with a club that needs a veteran shutdown defenseman who plays aggressively. This past season, he delivered 128 hits and 71 blocked shots.
Tyutin (undisclosed) was not at practice Wednesday, and Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella described him as "somewhere between day to day and week to week", The Columbus Dispatch reports. Dean Kukan was called back up from AHL Lake Erie to take Tyutin's spot on the blue line, so don't expect to see the veteran in the lineup for at least the next couple of games.
Tyutin will not travel with the team to Nashville on Saturday due to some lingering issues, Todd Jones of The Columbus Dispatch reports. It doesn't appear there's any one issue that will hold out Tyutin on Saturday, but rather it's a combination of bumps and bruises that occurred in Thursday's game. As a result, he will take a rest for Saturday's contest and instead aim for a return Monday against the Capitals. Considering the blueliner has just three points in 61 games and has averaged just 17:35 of ice time this season, it's unlikely his absence will be felt in fantasy leagues.
Tyutin (illness) will be in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Devils, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports. Tyutin shouldn't be owned in the vast majority of fantasy leagues, as he's tallied just three points (one goal, two assists) in 57 games this season, and owns a minus-8 rating over that span. The 32-year-old blueliner is expected to skate alongside Cody Goloubef on the Blue Jackets' third pairing in Saturday's matchupw with New Jersey.
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