Player News - Blue Jackets

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Curtis McElhinney only gave up one goal, but that was enough for another loss as the New Jersey Devils won 2-0 against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday.

He gave up that tally on 18 shots, with an empty-netter added. He's currently on a four-game losing streak that probably isn't such a bad team for a Columbus team that's better off "tanking" right now.
Feb 28 - 7:50 PM

He didn't score - no one on his new team did - but David Clarkson showed solid peripheral potential in the Columbus Blue Jackets' 2-0 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Saturday.

Clarkson had two PIM, two SOG and four hits in 16:13 TOI.
Feb 28 - 7:46 PM

Jordan Leopold will be scratched against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday evening.

It's been a trying season for the veteran Leopold whose managed just three points and 11 PIMs in 25 games this season. Unfortunately, he appears to no longer have fantasy value.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 28 - 5:20 PM

Dalton Prout will skate with Cody Goloubef to form the Blue Jackets' third defensive unit against the Devils on Saturday evening.

It's Prout's first game since Feb. 7th against the Senators due to injury. Through 41 games, Prout has six points, 60 PIMs, 62 blocks, and 107 hits. Pretty good for a bruiser.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 28 - 5:18 PM

Curtis McElhinney will get the start against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday evening.

McElhinney brings his 10-11-2 record with a .915 save percentage and 2.75 GAA through 27 games this season into his fourth career start versus New Jersey. McElhinney has won three straight with just six goals against on 85 total shots. For what it's worth, McElhinney has 11 Quality Starts against just one Really Bad Start in 23 tries this season.
Feb 28 - 5:02 PM

Sergei Bobrovsky (groin) is expected to skate on his own Saturday morning.

The Blue Jackets will not practice on Saturday morning so this skate could determine whether or not Bobrovsky is ready to return to action as he has been out of the lineup since January 21. If not, Oscar Dansk could get his first NHL start in his career.
Feb 28 - 7:11 AM

David Clarkson is more than happy to be out of the media circus in Toronto.

Clarkson was dealt from the Maple Leafs on Thursday and it was a tough 17 months in his hometown as he inked a seven-year/$36.75 million deal in July of 2013. The tough times started right away when he was hit with a 10 game suspension for coming off the bench in an exhibition game in September 2013 and he never recovered from that, scoring just 15 goals and 26 points in 118 games for the Blue and White. "It seems like everybody who goes through that market in Toronto with a big ticket like that, they expect 40 goals and 40 fights from them," new teammate Scott Hartnell said. "It’s not realistic, for anybody."
Feb 28 - 7:01 AM

Brian Gibbons has been called up by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Columbus wanted another forward after losing Matt Calvert to a concussion. Gibbons has five assists in 21 games with Columbus in 2014-15. He shouldn't be a factor in standard leagues.
Feb 27 - 6:35 PM

Matt Calvert (concussion) has been moved to the injured reserve list.

Calvert sustained the injury on Thursday and is out indefinitely as a result. Placing him on the IR list allowed Columbus to recall Brian Gibbons.
Feb 27 - 6:33 PM

Brandon Dubinsky (upper body) left Friday's practice before its conclusion.

Dubinsky might not be available for Saturday's contest after being hurt on Thursday. He has eight goals and 22 points in 34 games in 2014-15.
Feb 27 - 2:38 PM

Matt Calvert has sustained a concussion.

Calvert is being listed as out indefinitely by Columbus. He has 10 goals and 19 points in 49 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 27 - 12:59 PM

Kevin Connauton is dealing with a lower-body injury.

Connauton missed Friday's practice as a result. He has eight goals and 17 points in 47 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 27 - 11:50 AM

According to sources, Chicago is interested in acquiring Cam Atkinson from Columbus.

The Blackhawks would like to bring in some help after losing Patrick Kane for 12 weeks. Atkinson and Arizona's Antoine Vermette appear to be at the top their list.
Feb 27 - 11:14 AM

David Clarkson is projected to make his Blue Jackets' debut on Saturday.

That's assuming that immigration issues don't delay the process. Clarkson had just 15 goals and 26 points in 118 contests with the Toronto Maple Leafs over parts of two seasons, but being dealt to Columbus will provide him with a much-needed fresh start. It wouldn't be shocking to see Clarkson end the season on a high note.
Feb 27 - 11:04 AM

Curtis McElhinney allowed four goals on 26 shots as the Jackets were soundly defeated by Montreal on Thursday night.

McElhinney is now winless in his past three games, allowing eight goals in that span. The veteran is 10-11-2 this eason with a .915 save percentage and 2.75 goals against average. The team will look to rebound on Saturday versus New Jersey.
Feb 26 - 11:11 PM


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