The Blue Jackets lost a defenseman to the latest expansion team on Wednesday.
The Seattle Kraken chose Gavin Bayreuther as part of the NHL expansion draft.
Bayreuther joined the Blue Jackets for the 2020-21 season and played nine games. He posted one goal and zero assists.
Before coming to Columbus, the 24-year-old defenseman played for the Dallas Stars for the 2018-2019 season. During his time in Dallas, he scored two goals and had three assists.
The Blue Jackets were allowed to protect seven forwards, three defensemen and a goalie.
The 11 players who were protected from being selected by the Kraken were forwards Cam Atkinson, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Boone Jenner, Patrik Laine, Gustav Nyquist, Eric Robinson and Jack Roslovic; defensemen Seth Jones, Zach Werenski and Vladislav Gavrikov and goalie Joonas Korpisalo.
Alexandre Texier, Emil Bemstrom, Liam Foudy and Elvis Merzlikins were also expempt.