Jared Boll Earning His Roster Spot

| Ben Eklund

Blue Jackets’ Jared Boll not taking job for granted

Coming off one of the most difficult seasons of his career — Boll played only 28 games thanks to three different injuries, including ankle surgery — he spent the summer getting in shape and clearing his mind.

“With that (contract) extension (signed in September 2013), I know I have three more years,” Boll said. “But you have to earn your spot every year, no matter what. And I definitely feel that way this camp.

“When you’re in one place awhile, you might take some things for granted. But coming off the year I had, and with some of the young guys we’ve got in here, I told myself that this is a tryout for me, too.”