• Jackets Demote Giroux

    News: Alexandre Giroux was sent to Springfield on Monday, the Blue Jackets' official Twitter feed reports.
    Analysis: The decision follows his presence in the press box as a healthy scratch Saturday night, so it could be a few games before Alexandre Giroux gets another look with the big club.
  • Jackets' Giroux Out Saturday

    News: Alexandre Giroux will be a healthy scratch Saturday against Philadelphia, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
    Analysis: This will be Alexandre Giroux's first DNP since he joined the Blue Jackets on October 15. He remains without a point since he scored a goal in his first game of the year.
  • Giroux Scores In Blue Jackets Debut

    News: Alexandre Giroux scored a goal in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Stars.
    Analysis: He did his job in terms of providing a spark to the Blue Jackets' struggling second line, but the goal came on his only shot on goal and he was a minus-1 for the game. He also took a dumb third period penalty that led to a back-breaking power-play goal for Dallas. There any many reasons why Alexandre Giroux's prolific minor league numbers have never translated to the NHL, and he still has a lot to prove before his spot in the lineup should be considered secure.
  • Giroux Joins Top-Six For Blue Jackets

    News: Alexandre Giroux will skate on the second line with R.J. Umberger and Antoine Vermette on Saturday, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
    Analysis: On another team this would be a prime placement, but given that neither Vermette nor Umberger has a point yet this season, we don't recommend you take a flyer on Alexandre Giroux just yet.
  • Columbus Recalls Giroux

    News: The Blue Jackets recalled forward Alexandre Giroux from AHL Springfield Thursday, The Blue Jackets' official Twitter reports.
    Analysis: The former AHL MVP was recalled in time for Saturday's tilt with the Stars. Alexandre Giroux has bounced between the AHL and NHL for the past ten years. He'll likely spend another season moving back and forth frequently.
  • Jackets Send Giroux To Springfield

    News: Alexandre Giroux has been sent to Springfield (AHL), Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
    Analysis: He was placed on waivers a few days back, but the Jackets wanted to make sure Derek MacKenzie (knee) was ready for the regular season opener before sending Alexandre Giroux down.
  • Blue Jackets' Giroux Placed on Waivers

    News: Alexandre Giroux was placed on waiver Saturday, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
    Analysis: Alexandre Giroux will stay with the team for the next few days, because injuries may force the Jackets to call him back off waivers.
  • Giroux Signs Two-Way Deal With Columbus

    News: Giroux has signed a two-way way deal with Columbus, 630 CHED's Dan Tencer reports.
    Analysis: Tencer adds that the Oilers weren't thrilled with Giroux's performance in the AHL playoffs, noting that his "lack of speed was fatal at the NHL level." In any case, the Blue Jackets will take a look at him as a depth center, given all his success in the minors overall.
  • Oilers Reassign Giroux

    News: The Oilers have assigned Giroux to AHL Oklahoma City, the team's official Twitter page reports.
    Analysis: Giroux has notched two points (1G, 1A) in eight games with the big club this season and will likely return if the injury bug strikes the Oilers' wingers again.
  • Giroux Recalled By Oilers

    News: The Oilers have recalled Giroux from AHL Oklahoma City, the team's official site reports.
    Analysis: Fellow forwards Chris Vande Velde and Ryan O'Marra were also recalled by the Oilers. With Edmonton's forward unit so banged up, there will be opportunities for some fresh faces (like Giroux) to step up in both real and fantasy terms.