When the Blue Jackets signed winger Jeff Carter this past offseason, Columbus fans had plenty of reason to be excited. Carter was supposed to give them a perennial 30-goal scorer to play alongside Rick Nash and anchor one of the better lines in hockey for years to come. The marriage lasted only 39 games, with Carter becoming a malcontent and forcing his way out of town. Eventually, the Blue Jackets brought in defenseman Jack Johnson to overtake the No. 7 jersey Carter had vacated.
On Thursday, the Blue Jackets announced a plan to rescue fans from the Carter jerseys they purchased this season.