|Assets:||Is an industrious forward with a history of scoring ability in the junior ranks. Has good face-off ability and defensive skills. Is very team oriented.|
|Flaws:||Lacks ideal size for the National Hockey League game. Is limited in terms of offensive ability at the big-league level. Isn't a great skater, either.|
|Career Potential:||Journeyman depth forward.|
|Canadian Major Junior||Face-off Awards||2000-01|
|12/05/2013||Missed 5 games (strained back).|
|11/28/2013||Strained back, injured reserve.|
|11/25/2013||Strained back, day-to-day.|
|11/01/2013||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|10/27/2013||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|3/19/2013||Missed 2 games (upper body injury).|
|3/14/2013||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|5/30/2012||Re-signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a two-year contract.|
|4/07/2012||Missed the last 16 regular season games (concussion).|
|3/08/2012||Concussion, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/30/2010||Missed 8 games (groin).|
|12/15/2010||Groin, injured reserve.|
|11/20/2010||Missed 3 games (lower body injury).|
|11/12/2010||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/01/2010||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a two-year contract.|
|4/11/2010||Missed the last 15 games of the regular season (sprained left MCL).|
|3/11/2010||Sprained left MCL, sidelined indefinitely.|
|3/09/2010||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL).|
|1/07/2010||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|1/04/2010||Recalled from Syracuse on emergency conditions (AHL).|
|12/12/2009||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|11/04/2009||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL).|
|9/28/2009||Placed on waivers by the Columbus Blue Jackets for the purpose of assignement to Syracuse (AHL).|
|1/15/2009||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|1/12/2009||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL).|
|10/08/2008||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|7/14/2008||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a one-year contract.|
|4/08/2008||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|2/26/2008||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL).|
|12/19/2007||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|12/18/2007||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL).|
|12/11/2007||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|12/09/2007||Recalled from Syracuse (AHL).|
|9/30/2007||Assigned to Syracuse (AHL).|
|7/11/2007||Signed as an unrestricted free afgent by the Columbus Blue Jackets to a one-year contract.|
|3/14/2007||Recalled from Chicago (AHL).|
|2/23/2007||Assigned to Chicago (AHL).|
|2/22/2007||Recalled from Chicago (AHL).|
|1/03/2007||Assigned to Chicago (AHL).|
|12/21/2006||Recalled from Chicago (AHL).|
|10/02/2006||Assigned to Chicago (AHL).|
|9/30/2006||Recalled from Chicago (AHL).|
|9/26/2006||Assigned to Chicago (AHL).|
|7/18/2006||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Atlanta Thrashers.|
|3/20/2006||Recalled from Chicago (AHL).|
|3/11/2006||Assigned to Chicago (AHL).|
|3/10/2006||Recalled from Chicago (AHL).|
|10/04/2005||Assigned to Chicago (AHL).|
|8/16/2005||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Atlanta Thrashers.|
|9/30/2004||Signed by the Chicago Wolves (AHL).|
|8/02/2004||Re-signed by the Atlanta Thrashers.|
|3/16/2004||Assigned to Chicago (AHL).|
|2/20/2004||Recalled from Chicago (AHL).|
|1/14/2004||Assigned to Chicago (AHL).|
|1/06/2004||Recalled from Chicago (AHL).|
|11/23/2003||Assigned to Chicago (AHL).|
|11/21/2003||Recalled from Chicago (AHL).|
|9/21/2003||Assigned to Chicago (AHL).|
|9/19/2002||Assigned to Chicago (AHL).|
|4/12/2002||Recalled from Chicago (AHL).|
|9/25/2001||Assigned to Chicago (AHL).|
|9/24/2001||Recalled from Chicago (AHL).|
|9/19/2001||Assigned to Chicago (AHL).|
|9/16/2000||Returned to Sudbury (OHL).|
|7/11/2007||Signed as an unrestricted free afgent by the Columbus Blue Jackets.|
|6/26/1999||Drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 5th round (128th overall) in 1999.|
Derek MacKenzie (back) will play on 4th line | 12/06/2013 3:48 PM
NewsDerek MacKenzie (upper body) is expected to serve on the Blue Jackets' fourth line in his return on Friday.
ImpactMacKenzie will play alongside Mark Letestu and Corey Tropp after missing five games with a back injury. He'll help the team out defensively, but he doesn't do nearly enough offensively to make him worth considering in standard leagues.
Jackets activate Derek MacKenzie from IR | 12/05/2013 4:51 PM
NewsColumbus has activated Derek MacKenzie (upper body) off injured reserve.
ImpactHe has missed the last five games with a strained back. In 22 games this season, MacKenzie has three points and 66 hits. He also strong on faceoffs where he's won 54.3 percent of the 164 draws he's taken.
Derek MacKenzie might return Friday | 12/03/2013 10:23 AM
NewsDerek MacKenzie (back) hopes to return on Friday.
ImpactMacKenzie has missed four straight games due to the ailment. He has two goals and three points in 22 contests in 2013-14.
Derek MacKenzie is on the IR list | 11/29/2013 9:14 AM
NewsDerek MacKenzie (back) has been placed on the injured reserve list.
ImpactThe move is retroactive Nov. 22, so this doesn't extend MacKenzie's timetable. He has two goals and three points in 21 contests this season.
Derek MacKenzie doubtful for Monday | 11/25/2013 6:39 AM
NewsDerek MacKenzie is unlikely to go on Monday as he is suffering from an upper body injury.
ImpactMacKenzie missed Friday's game in Vancouver and sat out practice on Sunday. He has two goals and three points in 21 games so it's unlikely he is in your fantasy lineup.
Derek MacKenzie (upper body) unlikely Friday | 11/22/2013 3:32 PM
NewsDerek MacKenzie isn't likely to play Friday due to an upper-body injury.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
ImpactMacKenzie recently dealt with back spasms and it's not clear if his new injury is related to that. He has two goals and three points in 21 games this season.
Derek MacKenzie (back) plays Thursday | 11/15/2013 9:26 AM
NewsDerek MacKenzie (back spasms) was able to play on Thursday.
ImpactMacKenzie skipped Wednesday's skate due to the ailment. He had an assist in 12:20 minutes in the Blue Jackets' 3-2 overtime defeat.
| 11/15/2013 2:17 AM
NewsDerek MacKenzie returned to action on Thursday November 14.
Derek MacKenzie doesn't practice on Wednesday | 11/13/2013 1:27 PM
NewsDerek MacKenzie missed Wednesday's optional skate because of back spasms.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
ImpactMacKenzie's availability for Thursday's contest is in doubt as a result. He has a goal in 16 games this season.
Derek MacKenzie nets his first goal in return | 11/01/2013 10:16 PM
NewsDerek MacKenzie scored his first goal of the season in Friday's 4-2 defeat.
ImpactMacKenzie returned from a groin injury and logged 10:07 minutes. Ryan Johansen scored the Blue Jackets' other goal. Nick Foligno, Jack Johnson, R.J. Umberger, and James Wisniewski each registered an assist in the losing effort.
Derek MacKenzie is good to play Friday | 11/01/2013 12:23 PM
NewsDerek MacKenzie (groin) is ready to return Friday.
Bluejackets.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactMacKenzie missed Sunday's game as a result of the injury. He isn't expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues this season.
Derek MacKenzie (groin) may return Friday | 10/31/2013 5:19 PM
NewsDerek MacKenzie (groin) looks like he will be available to play Friday.
ImpactHe expects to travel with the team to Pittsburgh despite falling awkwardly at practice on Thursday. If MacKenzie is ready then he'll play on the Jackets' fourth line.
Derek MacKenzie doesn't practice Monday | 10/29/2013 9:06 AM
NewsDerek MacKenzie (lower body) wasn't able to participate in Monday's practice.
ImpactMacKenzie missed Sunday's game due to the ailment. Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards wasn't ready to give odds on MacKenzie's chances of playing on Friday.
Derek MacKenzie questionable for Sunday | 10/26/2013 4:54 PM
NewsDerek MacKenzie is considered questionable for Sunday's contest because of a lower-body ailment.
ImpactHe didn't practice Saturday but he's expected to test his injury Sunday morning to see if he can play against Anaheim. MacKenzie leads the Jackets with 31 hits, but he has no points in 10 games.
| 10/05/2013 1:45 AM
NewsDerek MacKenzie returned to action on Friday October 4.
MacKenzie practices, wears no-contact jersey | 10/02/2013 9:21 AM
NewsDerek MacKenzie (upper body) took part in Tuesday's practice.
ImpactThe downside is that MacKenzie was a red jersey to indicate that he couldn't be hit. In other words, he's still day-to-day.
Derek MacKenzie expected to play in opener | 09/29/2013 6:56 AM
NewsDerek MacKenzie (upper body) is expected to be in the lineup when the Blue Jackets play their season opener Friday.
ImpactJust an FYI as MacKenzie will not have a lot of fantasy value as a fourth liner. He had only eight points and 36 penalty minutes in 43 games last season.
Derek MacKenzie (upper body) is day-to-day | 09/24/2013 2:00 PM
NewsDerek MacKenzie (upper body) is day-to-day, according to Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards.
Shawn Mitchell on Twitter
ImpactMacKenzie sustained the ailment during Monday's preseason contest. He had eight points and 36 penalty minutes in 43 games last season.
Derek MacKenzie has an upper body injury | 09/24/2013 8:33 AM
NewsDerek MacKenzie's undisclosed injury is related to his upper body.
ImpactMacKenzie was limited to 10 seconds in the third period and just two shifts in the second because of it. He'll be re-evaluated on Tuesday.
Derek MacKenzie leaves with potential injury | 09/23/2013 9:29 PM
NewsDerek MacKenzie left Monday's preseason game against the Wild with an apparent injury.
Aaron Portzline on Twitter
ImpactThere has been no update from the team yet, but MacKenzie has played sparingly in the second and third periods, which causes us to suspect an injury of some sort. We'll pass along updates once the Blue Jackets provide more information.
Derek MacKenzie returns to CBJ's lineup | 03/20/2013 8:33 AM
NewsDerek MacKenzie (upper body) returned to the Columbus Blue Jackets' lineup after a three-game absence.
ImpactMacKenzie had two blocked shots and three hits in Columbus' 4-3 victory. He also ended up with a minus-two rating in 12:06 minutes of playing time.
| 03/20/2013 2:18 AM
NewsDerek MacKenzie returned to action on Tuesday March 19.
Derek MacKenzie is day-to-day with UBI | 03/13/2013 4:01 PM
NewsDerek MacKenzie missed the Blue Jackets' skate on Wednesday due to an upper body injury.
ImpactMacKenzie should be considered questionable for Thursday's contest. He has three goals and four points in 25 games this season.
Derek MacKenzie a healthy scratch Monday. | 01/29/2013 8:40 AM
NewsDerek MacKenzie and David Savard were healthy scratches for Columbus Monday.
ImpactMacKenzie signed a two-year/one-way contract in the off-season, for the first time in his career. He is a bottom six player who had 14 points and 40 penalty minutes in 66 games last season before a hit by Chris Summers forced him to sit out the last 14 games. He has no fantasy value.
|Goals||1||2 times-last:at Ott||last:Nov 17||1|
|Assists||1||at Bos||Nov 14||2|
|Points||1||3 times-last:at Ott||last:Nov 17||2|
|Penalty Minutes||5||vs. Ott||Nov 5||7|
|Plus/Minus||1||5 times-last:at Ott||last:Nov 17||1|
|Power Play Goals||0||25 times-last:vs. NJ||last:Dec 10||0|
|Power Play Points||0||25 times-last:vs. NJ||last:Dec 10||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||25 times-last:vs. NJ||last:Dec 10||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||25 times-last:vs. NJ||last:Dec 10||0|
|Shots||3||3 times-last:at Ott||last:Nov 17||3|
|Penalty Minutes||40||2011-12 (CBJ)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2011-12 (CBJ)|
|Shorthanded Goals||2||2011-12 (CBJ)|
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