Player News - Blue Jackets

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The Columbus Blue Jackets have used four different goalies to start in net in their last four games.

It all comes down to Sergei Bobrovsky's illness as he would have played at least three times had he not been sick. But the Blue Jackets have used Curtis McElhinney (since waived and picked up by Toronto) Anton Forsberg and Joonas Korpisalo between the pipes. Bobrovsky is feeling better and will likely start Tuesday against Carolina. Bobrovsky is a must-start when he plays as he is 26-6-2 with a 2.00 GAA an a .931 save percentage.
Jan 16 - 6:25 AM

The Blue Jackets reassigned Anton Forsberg to AHL Cleveland on Sunday.

Columbus doesn't play until Tuesday when they host Carolina, and it looks like they anticipate Sergei Bobrovsky being able to at least back up Joonas Korpisalo.
Jan 15 - 2:36 PM

Zach Werenski is being focused on physically by the Blue Jackets opponents.

Werenski is the NHL's top rookie defenseman at this stage of the season and teams are trying to intimidate the 19-year-old who has six goals and 26 points thus far. "Some guys just aren’t built that way mentally," assistant coach Brad Shaw said, "so it doesn’t come naturally to them, and Zach may be that way. But if he would get a stick up on a guy who is coming in to hit him, or maybe if he would lift an elbow at just the right moment, it would send a message right back. And that’s a penalty we would kill. I guarantee, as a team, we would kill that penalty." Nevertheless, he should be on someone's roster in any and all pools with the exception of goalie-only ones.
Jan 15 - 8:29 AM

Sergei Bobrovsky (illness) started feeling better Saturday.

The Blue Jackets sent him back to Columbus Saturday as he has been under the weather for the entire three game road trip. The good news is that he is feeling better and could be back at practice Monday. Bobrovsky is having an MVP season with a 26-6-2 record to go with a 2.00 GAA and a .931 save percentage. Get ready to put him back in your lineup.
Jan 15 - 8:17 AM

Joonas Korpisalo gave up four goals on 32 shots as the Columbus Blue Jackets lost a 4-3 contest to the Florida Panthers Saturday night.

Korpisalo was given the chance to capitalize on any momentum that a 3-1 victory Friday night over the Lightning might have given him. In both games in the Sunshine State, he faced 32 shots but managed to block all but one of them Friday while giving up four Saturday night. The Jackets have now lost four of their last six games since snapping a 16-game winning streak.
Jan 15 - 12:46 AM

Cam Atkinson scored an unassisted goal at the 18:10 mark of the first, but it was not enough as the Blue Jackets lost 4-3 to the Panthers Saturday night.

Atkinson has scored a goal in every other game in his last six attempts, which has made him a little less than consistent. Still, this was his 21st goal of the season and 41st point so players can be hopeful that he will start stringing points together with greater regularity in the coming games.
Jan 14 - 10:49 PM

The Blue Jackets decided to send Sergei Bobrovsky back to Columbus on Saturday.

With Anton Forsberg with the team on emergency loan, and Joonas Korpisalo manning the net tonight, they only need to get to Tuesday before their star netminder can return to the net. Bobrovsky is day-to-day due to illness, and the team will play four home games next week.
Jan 14 - 2:15 PM

Columbus has recalled Anton Forsberg on an emergency basis for Saturday's match with Florida.

Through 22 games with AHL Cleveland this season, the young netminder has posted a 12-6-2 record along with a .930 save percentage and a 2.14 GAA.
Jan 14 - 1:57 PM

It's confirmed, Joonas Korpisalo will be in net against the Panthers on Saturday.

The 22-year-old netminder hasn't been very good for AHL Cleveland thus far, posting a 5-5-1 record with a .900 save percentage and a 2.99 GAA. However he held Tampa Bay to just one goal on 32 shots in last night's victory.
Jan 14 - 12:06 PM

Boone Jenner was demoted to the Blue Jackets' third line for Friday's game against the Lightning.

Scott Hartnell replaced him on the team's third unit alongside Brandon Dubinsky and Nick Foligno. Jenner played alongside William Karlsson and Josh Anderson. Jenner has not scored in nine games so this move is not surprising. Look for the talented Jenner to rebound after a few games.
Jan 14 - 9:28 AM

Brandon Dubinsky has been removed from the Blue Jackets' second power-play unit.

Dubinksy, who has only three goals this season, has not tallied in 15 straight games, so this move should not come as no surprise. William Karslsson took Dubinsky's spot with the man advantage Friday night. Columbus coach John Tortorella had this to say about Dubi's demotion: "It’s great to say, ‘Yeah, I’m getting chances!’ Yeah, well, chances aren’t good enough now, because the league has gotten better." Ouch! If you have Dubinsky on your fantasy team, you may want to bench him for a while if you have not already done so.
Jan 14 - 9:22 AM

Josh Anderson was one of the main reasons the Blue Jackets swept the Lightning in their three-game series this season.

The Jackets outscored the Lightning 13-5 in the three contests and Anderson scored in all three games, registering five points and a plus-three rating. Anderson has been a nice surprise for the Jackets in 2016-17. The question is--can he keep it up?
Jan 14 - 9:16 AM

Look for Joonas Korpisalo to get the start Saturday night against Florida.

It will be his second consecutive start as Sergei Bobrovsky has been battling the flu. Korpisalo was stellar in the Blue Jackets' 3-1 win over Tampa Friday night turning aside 31 shots in his first action of the season.
Jan 14 - 9:11 AM

Joonas Korpisalo stopped 31 of 32 shots in Friday's 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

He looked pretty sharp in his first start of the 2016-17 season. Korpisalo allowed the game's first goal to Jonathan Drouin in the first period, but he shut the door the rest of the way. Now that Curtis McElhinney is gone, look for Korpisalo to serve as Columbus' backup goalie.
Jan 14 - 12:02 AM

Nick Foligno scored a goal in Friday's 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Blue Jackets captain scored the go-ahead goal in the second period and his team never looked back. It was his eighth power play marker of the season. Foligno has been hot of late, as he's scored 13 points in his last 11 contests. He's now up to 15 goals and 36 points in 39 games this season. Josh Anderson and Boone Jenner (SHG) also scored for Columbus.
Jan 13 - 11:54 PM


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