Definitions

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  • n. A defenseman

Etymologies

blue +‎ liner (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The club could recall blueliner Brian Lee from Binghamton for road games against the Red Wings Saturday and the Islanders Sunday.

    Ottawa Sun

  • In hopes of improving their lineup in the short term, the Leafs demoted defenceman Jaime Sifers to the Toronto Marlies of the AHL and recalled blueliner Anton Stralman.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Boudreau doesn't say much about Eric Fehr being a healthy scratch Saturday, while Mike Green says fellow blueliner Tom Poti "looked good" at practice Monday.

    Back at home, Caps seeking stability

  • Has the unit been better or worse since the Nov. 30 trade that brought the veteran blueliner to D.C. from Colorado?

    Statistical analysis: Scott Hannan's impact

  • A Crazy Defensive Scheme In recent past, the Rangers have dabbled in an aggressive style of defense where one blueliner essentially becomes a forward in the offensive zone.

    Are the Rangers This Good?

  • Back in September I had a hunch this would be a big year for the rookie blueliner, and he has not disappointed.

    Statistical analysis: Midseason Capitals awards

  • This award is not just about preventing goals -- it's about carrying the heaviest burden, including minutes played, quality of competition faced and how often the blueliner was deployed in the defensive zone.

    Statistical analysis: Midseason Capitals awards

  • But in terms of overall ability and physical tools, the 6-4 blueliner might have more than anyone previously mentioned.

    Younger Americans' play crowds field for Olympic team

  • But the bruising blueliner did not play for the Caps down the stretch or in the playoffs because of a sports hernia injury.

    Agent: Milan Jurcina set to become free agent

  • The stay-at-home blueliner earned $1.975 million and given his age (27) and service (418 games) is in line to receive a raise wherever he signs -- which, of course, is probably a big reason why the salary cap conscious Caps appear to be leaning toward not bringing him back.

    Shaone Morrisonn's agent: No negotiations with Caps

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