National League

The 23-year-old forward spent this season with the ZSC Lions due to personal reasons.

As Jarmo Kekäläinen, general manager of the Columbus Blue Jackets, tells Jeff Svoboda, team reporter of the Jackets, he expects Alexandre Texier to return to Columbus for the next season.

When Texier signed with the ZSC Lions last August, the forward stated that he experienced some personal issues over the course of the last year and felt like he needs to be close to his family at the time. The Frenchman has suited up in 45 games for the Lions this season, recording 13 goals and 22 assists.

( 04 March 2023 | mso )