From Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch:
The Blue Jackets couldn't afford to let Kristian Huselius get a good night's sleep.
With permission from Huselius' agent, Don Meehan, Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson and coach Ken Hitchcock made their final sales pitch to Huselius at about 2 a.m. yesterday in his native Sweden.
It was about 8 p.m. Wednesday in Columbus.
"We woke him up," Howson said. "We needed an answer; otherwise, we were going to move on."
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The Blue Jackets wanted their man and demonstrated their desire and willingness to secure his services.