Voracek has been traded to the Blue Jackets from the Flyers in exchange for Cam Atkinson, reports Sportsnet.ca. It's a hockey deal, with Atkinson headed east to the Flyers. Voracek has had a long and productive career in orange and black, including 43 points in 53 games in his 10th year there. But Columbus was his first NHL home -- he was drafted seventh overall by the Blue Jackets in 2007 and spent his first three season in Ohio. Voracek brings a playmaking flair to the Jackets and will be expected to be a top-six leader with the many changes they've made this offseason. He has three years left on his current deal at a cap hit of $8.25 million in each season.
Voracek had three assists and two shots in Monday's 7-2 win over the Penguins. He also had a plus-3 rating. Voracek continued to pile up assists, setting up a first-period goal by Kevin Hayes and second-period tallies by Joel Farabee and Robert Hagg. That gave Voracek nine assists over his last six games and points in seven of his last eight. Voracek leads the Flyers with 43 points on the year, 34 of them of assists.
Voracek dished out two assists -- one on the power play -- to go with three shots and a minus-2 rating in Thursday's 5-3 loss to New Jersey. Voracek had an up-and-down game, contributing offensively but also playing a part in some defensive lapses leading to Devils goals. Fantasy managers care more about the former, and Voracek's efforts in the offensive zone pushed his point streak to five games (one goal, six assists).
Voracek tallied two assists and three shots in Sunday's 4-3 shootout win over New Jersey. Voracek figured in on a pair of Claude Giroux extra-attacker goals inside the final two minutes that sent the game into overtime. The 31-year-old Voracek has hit the scoresheet in three straight games, upping his 2020-21 totals to nine goals and 28 assists in 45 contests.
Voracek deposited a game-winning goal in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Rangers. Voracek and Claude Giroux flew down the ice for a 2-on-1 rush, with Voracek keeping the puck all to himself for the eventual game-winning tally in the third period. The Czech winger now has 40 points (15 goals, 25 assists) in 47 career contests against the Rangers, which is notable as the Flyers play New York again on the road Friday evening.
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