Kevin Connauton is dealing with a lower-body injury.
According to sources, Chicago is interested in acquiring Cam Atkinson from Columbus.
David Clarkson is projected to make his Blue Jackets' debut on Saturday.
Curtis McElhinney allowed four goals on 26 shots as the Jackets were soundly defeated by Montreal on Thursday night.
David Savard notched two assists in the Blue Jackets' 5-2 loss to Montreal on Thursday night.
Brandon Dubinsky suffered an upper body injury immediately after tying the game at one early in Thursday's tilt with Montreal.
Jordan Leopold will pair with James Wisniewski to form Columbus' second unit on Thursday night against Montreal.
With Oscar Dansk's promotion to the NHL, he'll be the one to backup current starter Curtis McElhinney.
David Clarkson has been traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Nathan Horton.
Curtis McElhinney will get the start against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.
Sergei Bobrovsky (groin) took part in Wednesday's optional skate.
Jack Skille will be out for the rest of the season following shoulder surgery.
Columbus has brought up goalie Oscar Dansk.
Anton Forsberg has been demoted to the minors.
James Wisniewski recorded an assist in a 4-2 loss on Tuesday.