COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Aaron Portzline reports via Twitter the Blue Jackets have re-signed defenseman Fedor Tyutin to a six-year contract extension, which commences in 2012-13. Portzline also “tweets”:
“Tyutin’s deal begins in 2012-’13: 4.0, 4.5, 4.75, 5.0, 4.75, 4.0. It includes a no-trade clause in first 3 years, a modified NTC in final 3.”
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Substantial raise for Tyutin, who earned an average cap hit on his last contract of $2.843 million per season. Not surprising though, as he’s been consistently their best defenseman over the past three seasons, with two 30-plus point performances. This move also ensures he won’t be eligible for UFA status next summer.