Player News - Blue Jackets

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Remarkably, the Columbus Blue Jackets might enter the Christmas break at .500.

Columbus was 6-15-2 at the end of November, but the Blue Jackets have gone on a 8-0-1 tear since then. They'll play against Nashville on Monday in their final game before the break. "Consider where we were ... " Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said, reflecting on the fact that a .500 record is now within Columbus' grasp. "You've got to get there eventually. It would be nice for it to happen (on Monday), but I'm more worried about the process. We have to play better. We have to play a lot better than we did on Saturday." Even after the Blue Jackets' incredible run, the team remains seven points behind in the playoff race, which emphasizes both how big of a hole they were in and how they can't afford to let up even after going on a nine-game point streak.
Dec 22 - 8:14 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled Sean Collins from the minors.

The move was necessitated by the injury to Boone Jenner as it will keep him out of the lineup for a month or two. Collins had 10 goals and 19 points in 27 games with Springfiled. He was with the Blue Jackets earlier in the season and played twice without a point.
Dec 21 - 11:55 AM

Boone Jenner will miss the next one-two months with a stress fracture in his lower back.

This is a big loss for the Blue Jackets as Jenner is a strong two-way player. Jenner had been hot of late as he had five goals during the Blue Jackets seven game winning streak that ended on Thursday. Reserve him for now.
Dec 21 - 7:22 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have played in six consecutive games beyond regulation.

The Blue Jackets were at the bottom of the standings recently but going 5-0-1 in six straight overtime or shootout games has vaulted them into 23rd place and they are closing in on getting back into the playoff race. The Jackets beat the Blackhawks for the first time in 14 games and it was their first win over Chicago in over 46 months.
Dec 21 - 7:18 AM

Jack Skille notched a goal in the Blue Jackets’ 3-2 shootout victory against the Blackhawks on Saturday night.

With Kevin Connauton also scoring, the Blue Jackets received goals from two players who don’t normally chip in much on the offensive side. Still, that’s what it’ll take to crawl back into the playoff picture. Skille’s goal was his fifth on the season, to go with six points. Matt Calvert, Ryan Johansen, Fedor Tyutin and David Savard got the helpers.
Dec 20 - 11:09 PM

Sergei Bobrovsky was huge for the Blue Jackets, making 39 saves in a 3-2 shootout win against Chicago on Saturday night.

The Blue Jackets were outshot 41-19. Just another game in which the Blue Jackets needed their netminder to steal a win for them. Bobrovsky gave up a goal in the second and the other in the third. As long as he continues to do this, Columbus will have a chance. He has helped his team earn a point in nine straight contests. Overall, Bobrovsky has a 2.61 goals-against average and .921 save percentage.
Dec 20 - 11:08 PM

Jordan Leopold, Cody Goloubef, and Sean Collins were all sat against the Blackhawks on Saturday night.

There is no fantasy value to speak of between these three.
Source: Rob Mixer
Dec 20 - 7:52 PM

Sergei Bobrovksy will get the nod Saturday night against the Blackhawks.

Though the Blue Jackets' seven-game winning streak came to an end on Friday, their point streak did not. Now at eight games, CBJ is in position to potentially pick up points on nearly every team ahead of them in the Wild Card race with a win tonight. Bobrovsky for his part has allowed just 17 goals in the last eight games, with five coming Friday night.
Dec 20 - 6:52 PM

While this a vague estimate, the latest update on Scott Hartnell is that he could return from his broken finger around Dec. 27.

The Columbus Blue Jackets could certainly use his help, especially with news that Boone Jenner is expected to miss a month or two with a stress fracture in his back. Hartnell's had an up-and-down first season with the Blue Jackets, yet he's a fantasy gem because of his ability to flirt with 30-goal, 100-PIM seasons.
Dec 20 - 2:44 PM

Ryan Johansen has a goal and three assists in his last 10 games.

When you throw in a minus-eight rating, it's hard to believe that the Blue Jackets are 7-2-1 in that span. Johansen has nine goals and 28 points in 31 games with a minus-12 rating but his lack of training camp time due to contract negotiations, may finally be hitting him.
Dec 20 - 7:37 AM

Jeremy Morin will play against his former teammates from Chicago on Saturday.

Morin was dealt six days ago for Tim Erixon so he will really want to make a good impression on Saturday. Morin has an assist in two games with the Blue Jackets after going 15 without one for the Blackhawks. If you play in daily pools, Morin could be worth a shot.
Dec 20 - 7:33 AM

Cody Goloubef has completed his AHL conditioning stint.

Goloubef already counted against the Blue Jackets' 23-man roster, so they didn't need to make a corresponding move. He's only played in three games with Columbus this season due to a knee injury. That being said, he's also likely to spend some time in the press box now that he's healthy.
Dec 19 - 5:50 PM

Alexander Wennberg has been promoted by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Wennberg has three assists in 21 games with Columbus this season. He will help fill the void left by Brian Gibbons (knee). In fact, Wennberg might end up temporarily assuming Gibbons' role on the third line.
Dec 19 - 5:47 PM

Brian Gibbons has sustained a knee injury.

Gibbons is expected to miss the next two-to-three weeks as a result. The Blue Jackets placed Gibbons on the injured reserve list and called up Alexander Wennberg, who might end up assuming Gibbons' third-line spot for now.
Dec 19 - 5:40 PM

Ryan Johansen had an assist in a 5-4 overtime loss to Washington on Thursday.

With that point, Johansen prevented his scoring drought from matching his season-high mark of three games. He has nine goals and 28 points in 31 contests in 2014-15.
Dec 19 - 10:16 AM

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