COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Aaron Portzline reports via Twitter the Blue Jackets have re-signed defenseman James Wisniewski to a six-year, $33 million contract.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: On the one hand, kudos to the Jackets for addressing their need for an experienced puck-moving defenseman. On the other hand, $5.5 million per season for Wisniewski seems rather steep. Oh well, if the Jackets didn’t do it, another team happily would’ve.