Player News - Blue Jackets

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David Savard (oblique strain) is questionable to return Tuesday.

Savard partook in a full practice on Monday so his return is imminent but it may not come against the Islanders as the Blue Jackets kick off a stretch that sees them play 15 of their next 20 games at home. Savard has already missed 15 games this season after playing the full 82 game slate last season. "You see guys going down all the time, but I’ve never really been part of that before," Savard said. "It’s tough. You rehab, work out and try to get back as quick as possible, but it’s hard. Sometimes your body doesn’t work like you want it to." Savard has a goal and 16 points in 39 games this season. His fantasy value is limited at this time.
Feb 9 - 5:52 AM

Jared Boll left practice early after he was struck by a puck while he was sitting on the bench.

He was hit in collarbone/throat area by a shot from Brandon Dubinsky. Boll needs to be evaluated further, but an update on his status may come after the session.
Feb 8 - 2:00 PM

As expected, Alexander Wennberg has seen his role with Columbus grow as a result of the Ryan Johansen trade.

That move thrust Wennberg into a top-six forward role. "It’s big shoes to fill," Wennberg said. "When you play with the top players, you have to score. That’s what we’re missing right now; we have to score more goals." He did net a shootout goal on Thursday to help Columbus beat Vancouver, but Wennberg hasn't scored in regulation/overtime since Jan. 13. He also has just three assists in his last nine games, so the bigger role hasn't really benefited him from a fantasy perspective yet.
Feb 7 - 5:11 AM

Seth Jones registered an assist in a 2-1 win against Calgary Friday night.

That gives Jones seven assists in 13 games since he was acquired by Columbus. He has 18 points in 53 contests overall.
Feb 6 - 4:31 AM

Jack Johnson was credited with six blocked shots in Columbus' 2-1 win over Calgary Friday night.

Johnson's efforts didn't go unnoticed by Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella. "I watched Jack Johnson, when we're killing the penalty there in the third period, make two huge blocks," the bench boss said. Johnson has been limited to 14 points in 52 contests this season, but he's also second on the team with 88 blocks.
Feb 6 - 4:30 AM

Joonas Korpisalo will face Calgary on Friday night.

Korpisalo does have 25:20 of experience against the Flames this season, and he turned away 12 of 14 shots. Overall this season, the rookie netminder has posted a 6-6-2 record with 36 goals against and a .916 save percentage.
Feb 5 - 7:54 PM

Jared Boll and Justin Falk will be scratched Friday night against Calgary.

Unfortunately there isn't a lick of fantasy value between either player. Boll has seen just 20 games this season and has 30 PIMs and 37 hits to his credit. Neither appear to have much of a rotation with Coach John Tortorella.
Feb 5 - 7:21 PM

As luck would have it, Sonny Milano will return AHL Lake Erie's lineup.

Milano has missed the last three weeks due to an upper body injury. He's had a good season for Lake Erie, posting five goals and 14 points in 25 games as a 19-year-old.
Feb 5 - 6:45 PM

Scott Hartnell scored a goal in Columbus' 2-1 shootout win against Vancouver Thursday night.

That extended Hartnell's point streak to four games. Ryan Murray and Cam Atkinson assisted on Hartnell's goal.
Feb 5 - 10:44 AM

Joonas Korpisalo turned aside 37 of 38 shots in a 2-1 shootout victory over Vancouver.

Korpisalo has now won three of his last four starts, allowing two or fewer goals in each of those wins. He has a 2.77 GAA and .916 save percentage in 14 contests this season.
Feb 5 - 10:42 AM

Justin Falk and Jared Boll will serve as the healthy scratches in Thursday's game against the Vancouver Canucks.

Falk has no goals and four assists in 20 games this season. The 27-year-old managed to get into the Jackets' lineup in each of the previous four games. Boll has no points and a minus-4 rating in 20 games.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 4 - 10:14 PM

Joonas Korpisalo will be Columbus' starter on Thursday.

Korpisalo allowed five goals on 30 shots against Edmonton on Tuesday, but he had won his previous two starts. He now has a 2.93 GAA and .910 save percentage in 13 contests this season.
Feb 4 - 4:42 PM

Sonny Milano, who has been attempting to recover from an upper-body injury, has suffered a setback.

Milano is in his first full season with AHL Lake Erie, but he's been limited to 25 games and hasn't played since Jan. 13. It's certainly unfortunate, especially seeing as he's one of the Blue Jackets' top prospects after being taken with the 16th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Feb 4 - 3:09 PM

Sergei Bobrovsky (groin) isn't close to returning to the Columbus Blue Jackets' lineup.

Don't be surprised if Bobrovsky is out for at least another month. This is the third time that Bobrovsky is on the injured reserve list for a groin injury this season.
Feb 4 - 1:16 PM

David Savard (oblique strain) hasn't been given the green light to participate in contact drills.

Savard did take part in Wednesday's practice, but that doesn't necessarily mean his return is imminent. At the very least, he won't play on Thursday.
Feb 4 - 10:57 AM


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