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David Clarkson (back) has been selected as Upper Arlington High School's hockey coach.

Clarkson is on a seven-year, $36,750,000 contract that runs through the 2019-20 campaign, but he hasn't been able to play since March 11, 2016 and the chances of him being able to resume his NHL career are low. He wasn't able to pass his physical in September and hasn't skated with the Blue Jackets at all in 2016-17. He is still seeing a back specialist though.
Mar 30 - 7:53 AM

Brandon Saad reached the 50-point milestone on Tuesday.

Saad found the back of the net in a 3-1 win over Buffalo. This is the third straight campaign he's recorded at least 50 points. He still has a chance to surpass his career-high of 53 points, which he set last season.
Mar 29 - 9:26 AM

Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 41 of 42 shots in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

His dominant stretch continues. Bobrovsky turned aside all 38 shots he faced at even-strength, but he allowed a power play goal to Evan Rodrigues in the second frame. Bobrovsky's now won nine of his last 10 decisions and he hasn't suffered a defeat in regulation since Feb. 19. He'll enter his next appearance with41-13-5 record, a 1.97 goals-against-average and a .935 save percentage.
Mar 28 - 10:01 PM

Cam Atkinson scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Atkinson's goal gave the Jackets a 2-0 lead late in the first period. He finished the game with a plus-2 rating and two shots on goal in 18:06 of ice time. Atkinson now has 34 goals and 61 points in 75 games. Kyle Quincey and Brandon Saad also scored for Columbus.
Mar 28 - 9:53 PM

Lauri Korpikoski and Scott Harrington will be scratched against the Sabres on Tuesday.

Mark it seven games in a row now for Korpikoski in the press box. It would seem that coach John Tortorella doesn't think he holds much value to the squad.
Source: Craig Merz
Mar 28 - 6:05 PM

Oliver Bjorkstrand will miss his third straight game with an undisclosed injury on Tuesday against Buffalo.

Fortunately for both Columbus and Bjorkstrand, he can get all the time he needs to make a full recovery before the playoffs begin. Consider him day-to-day, for now.
Source: Craig Merz
Mar 28 - 6:04 PM

Sergei Bobrovsky will indeed be in net against the Sabres on Tuesday.

The Officer comes in having posted his seventh shutout of the season on Saturday. He's gone 9-0-2 since his last regulation loss, posting a .967 save percentage, just 12 goals against and four shutouts in that span.
Mar 28 - 5:42 PM

Sergei Bobrovsky is projected to play between the pipes on Tuesday.

If he does play as anticipated, Bobrovsky will set a new career-high with his 59th appearance of the season. He's in the running for the Vezina Trophy with his 1.99 GAA and .934 save percentage in 2016-17.
Mar 28 - 9:43 AM

Boone Jenner has been great of late according to coach John Tortorella.

Jenner had seven penalty minutes on Saturday which included a fight with Radko Gudas of the Flyers. He has 16 goals and 30 points in 74 games as well as a plus-seven rating and 46 penalty minutes but it is his all-round game that has impressed his head coach. "It's not just today's game," Tortorella said. "The last 15-20 games I think have been his best games." Jenner had 30 goals last season and while he will not hit that mark this season, he has shown he knows where the net is.
Mar 26 - 7:30 AM

Alexander Wennberg scored the lone goal in a 1-0 victory against Philadelphia on Saturday.

Wennberg now has 13 goals and 55 points in 73 games. Kyle Quincey assisted on Wennberg's marker.
Mar 25 - 4:54 PM

Sergei Bobrovsky turned aside all 36 shots in a 1-0 victory against Philadelphia.

Bobrovsky earned his seventh shutout of the 2016-17 campaign. He's been red hot lately, allowing just three goals in his last four starts. He was already the NHL leader in GAA and save percentage going into this contest as he continues to make a strong case to win the Vezina Trophy for the second time.
Mar 25 - 4:53 PM

Look for Sergei Bobrovsky to start Saturday afternoon.

Bobrovsky stopped 44 of 45 shots on Thursday, but lost to Washington in a shootout. He has a 2.02 GAA and .932 save percentage in 57 games this season.
Mar 25 - 1:58 PM

the Blue Jackets are the only team this season that haven't suffered a three-game losing streak, but that might end on Saturday against Philadelphia.

Columbus has suffered losses to Toronto and Washington in its last two contests. The fact that the Blue Jackets have avoided a three-game losing streak this season highlights their consistency and highlights that they're far more than the team that enjoyed an incredible 16-game winning streak from Nov. 29 through Jan. 2. Columbus has already made the playoffs, but in the tough Metropolitan Division there's still a close race going on for the first through third seeds, so every game still matters for the Blue Jackets, giving them further incentive to avoid dropping a third straight game.
Mar 25 - 9:47 AM

Oliver Bjorkstrand (undisclosed) won't make his return on Saturday.

It will be Bjorkstrand's second straight game on the sidelines. The silver lining is that he is feeling better, according to Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen.
Mar 24 - 3:08 PM

Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 44 of 45 shots in Columbus' 2-1 shootout loss to the Washington Capitals.

Bobrovsky didn't allow a goal until Washington's Dmitry Orlov got his team on the board at the 6:39 mark of the third period. Bobrovsky also turned aside two of three shots in the shootout, but it wasn't enough for his team to get the win. The loss puts an end to Bobrovsky's personal seven-game winning streak, but he still hasn't lost in regulation since Feb. 19. He has a 39-13-5 record with a 2.02 goals-against-average and a .932 save percentage this season.
Mar 23 - 10:29 PM


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