Player News - Blue Jackets

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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

Seth Jones scored a goal in Thursday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Washington Capitals.

Jones opened the scoring just 41 seconds into the third period, but the Capitals responded by tying the game less than six minutes later. Washington eventually won the game in the shootout after Cam Atkinson, Sam Gagner and Alexander Wennberg each missed their shootout attempts. This was Jones' first goal in 20 games. He has 11 goals and 40 points in 67 games this season.
Mar 23 - 10:21 PM

Lauri Korpikoski and Scott Harrington will be scratched against the Capitals on Thursday.

This will be the fifth game in a row Korpikoski will watch from the press box. He along with Harrington, unfortunately, do not appear to have much of a role with the team.
Mar 23 - 5:54 PM

Scott Hartnell will return to action on Thursday against the Capitals.

He'll take over for the injured Oliver Bjorkstrand. Hartnell is expected to skate to the left of Sam Gagner and Cam Atkinson on the team's third line. Through 69 games this season the veteran winger has posted 13 goals and 34 points along with 59 PIMs and 71 hits.
Mar 23 - 5:52 PM

Sergei Bobrovsky will look to extend his winning streak to eight games on Thursday against the Capitals.

During the streak, he's posted a ridiculous .963 save percentage with three shutouts and just eight goals against. If Bobrovsky wants to strengthen his case for his second Vezina Trophy, tonight against Braden Holtby is the right night.
Mar 23 - 5:49 PM

Ryan Murray was activated from I/R on Tuesday by Columbus.

Curious given his original timetable with a broken hand, but here we are. Through 60 games this season Murray has posted two goals and 11 points along with 96 blocks.
Mar 23 - 1:52 PM

Oliver Bjorkstrand didn't travel with Columbus to Washington on Thursday.

No surprise here after he was left bloodied by a Roman Polak hit on Wednesday. He went face-first into the boards and didn't return to the game. Don't expect him to play on Thursday night, but beyond that his status is unclear at this time.
Mar 23 - 1:00 PM

Brandon Dubinsky is on a three-game point streak.

Dubinsky reached that mark by registering an assist in Columbus' 5-2 loss to Toronto on Wednesday. He has 11 goals and 39 points in 70 contests. If he gets at least one more point then this would be the third time he's reached the 40-point mark in the span of four seasons.
Mar 23 - 10:09 AM

Joonas Korpisalo allowed four goals on 31 shots in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Korpisalo gave up the first two goals of the game, but the Blue Jackets battled back to tie it up in the second period. Unfortunately for the Jackets, the Leafs scored three unanswered goals. Korpisalo has now dropped three of his last four games. He has a 6-4-0 record with a 2.85 goals-against-average and a .905 save percentage. Korpisalo isn't worth owning in any fantasy leagues.
Mar 22 - 10:07 PM

Brandon Saad scored a goal in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

He finally put his eight-game goalless drought to bed. The Blue Jackets found themselves down 2-0 after 20 minutes, but they battled back to tie the game thanks to goals by David Savard and Saad. Unfortunately for Columbus, the Leafs scored three unanswered goals to close out the game. Saad has 21 goals and 28 assists in 72 games this season.
Mar 22 - 9:56 PM

The Blue Jackets will welcome Alexander Wennberg back to their lineup on Wednesday against Toronto.

The youngster missed just one game with a stiff neck. He's projected to be flanked by Nick Foligno and Oliver Bjorkstrand on Columbus' top line, so we'd get Wennberg back in your lineup as well.
Source: Craig Merz
Mar 22 - 6:47 PM

Lauri Korpikoski will remain a healthy scratch on Wednesday as Columbus hosts Toronto.

Mark it four games in a row now that the veteran acquisition will sit out. Until he can get into the lineup consistently, his already marginal fantasy value takes a significant hit.
Source: Craig Merz
Mar 22 - 6:45 PM

Lukas Sedlak is projected to skate on the fourth line against the Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

He's expected to skate to the left of William Karlsson and Matt Calvert. The freshly extended rookie winger has seven goals and 13 points with 59 hits in 56 games so far this season.
Source: Craig Merz
Mar 22 - 6:42 PM

Markus Nutivaara will tag in for Scott Harrington on Wednesday night against Toronto.

Through the first 58 games of his career, Nutivaara has posted seven points along with 29 hits and 34 blocks while seeing an average of 12:59 of action per game. Harrington meanwhile has posted only three points with 16 hits and 19 blocks in 16 games this season.
Mar 22 - 6:33 PM


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