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Columbus deals one of its original players

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets traded one of
their original players, right wing-defenseman Jean-Luc Grand-Pierre, to the Atlanta Thrashers on Wednesday for future
considerations.

Grand-Pierre, 26, has zero points and 12 penalty minutes in 16
games with Columbus this season. He's also played four games for
Syracuse of the AHL.

Grand-Pierre was acquired from Buffalo before the Blue Jackets'
inaugural season in 2000-01. He has four goals, 11 assists and 271
penalty minutes in 229 NHL games.