COLUMBUS OH - NOVEMBER 22: Mike Commodore #22 of the Columbus Blue Jackets controls the puck in front of Cal O'Reilly #16 of the Nashville Predators on November 22 2010 in Columbus Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Mike Commodore Says It's 'Personal' After Being Waived By Blue Jackets

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Mike Commodore Waived By Blue Jackets, Says It's 'Personal'

Mike Commodore was waived by the Columbus Blue Jackets just a few days after requesting a trade, and he says that the whole situation is "personal" between him and coach Scott Arniel. Commodore has been a healthy scratch of late, but he doesn't believe it's true that he can't crack the ailing CBJ lineup.

Here's some of what he told the Columbus Dispatch:

"I think it is personal," he said. "He says it isn't, but I have some serious doubts. I was playing well before I was scratched. That trip (to western Canada) might have been one of the better road trips I've ever had, and then we get back and I get scratched.

"For him to say I can't even crack the lineup on a team that it would be one thing if we were in first place. But for a team that's up and down, I just don't buy it. Sorry."

Arniel, obviously, denies all that. What's important here is what's already done, though. Commodore still has two years left on his contract, which will see him earn at least $3.35 million a year, and because of that, it doesn't look like he'll be claimed on waivers or traded.

He wouldn't have to accept an assignment to the AHL, but it appears as though his days playing for Arniel are over. For more on the situation and the Blue Jackets, visit our blog, The Cannon.

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