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#CBJ line rushes suggests D Aaron Johnson will dress on the right side of a line with LW Jared Boll and C Mark Letestu.

MacKenzie gets a bump to the third line with Pahlsson unavailable. The Sudbury, Ontario native has three goals and seven points through 29 games.

Source: Aaron Portzline 12/13/11, 1:53 pm EST

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#CBJ line rushes suggests D Aaron Johnson will dress on the right side of a line with LW Jared Boll and C Mark Letestu.

MacKenzie gets a bump to the third line with Pahlsson unavailable. The Sudbury, Ontario native has three goals and seven points through 29 games.

Source: Aaron Portzline 12/13/11, 1:52 pm EST

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Likely #BlueJackets lines vs #Leafs: Prospal-MacKenzie-Nash, Calvert-Vermette-Johansen, Umberger-Pahlsson-Bass, Giroux-Brassard-Dorsett #NHL

Mackenzie will be centering Nash and Prospal on the first line. Should see an uptick in his value, although it remains to be seen if he wil also join them on the PP

Source: Scott MacArthur 11/3/11, 1:11 pm EST

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Suggests C Derek MacKenzie (knee) is good to go.

The journeyman MacKenzie broke out last season while on the Blue Jackets' fourth line scoring nine goals and 23 points. Barring numerous injuries, consider that his ceiling as he should remain in a checking role on the fourth.

Source: Aaron Portzline 10/5/11, 7:57 am EST

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As of today, the chances that MacKenzie will be able to play on opening night are much, much better than just a couple of days ago. He's still no guarantee to play Friday vs. Nashville, but it's very possible. He's been fitted for a knee brace and is waiting for it to arrive.

The journeyman MacKenzie broke out last season while on the Blue Jackets' fourth line scoring nine goals and 23 points. Barring numerous injuries, consider that his ceiling as he should remain in a checking role on the fourth.

Source: Puck-Rakers Blog 10/3/11, 11:49 am EST

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If MacKenzie can't play, Johansen, Mayorov and Kubalik could all make it. Or would they seek an older player to avoid bring three youngsters into the lineup at once.

While not fantasy hockey relevant himself, his absence from the lineup could push for the team to deploy a scoring third line. Should he return, expect his nine goals of last season to be his ceiling.

Source: Puck-Rakers Blog 09/29/11, 8:12 am EST

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