Columbus Blue Jackets News

Bobrovsky will start Saturday in Tampa Bay.

Bobrovsky allowed two goals on 27 shots in the Blue Jackets win over the Avalanche on Tuesday. Bobrovsky has backed up Joonas Korpisalo twice already this season, but will make his third start of the year tonight in Tampa Bay. Bobrovsky was 0-1-1 while allowing six goals on 57 shots (.895 SV%) in two starts vs. the Lightning last year.

Source: Aaron Portzline 10/13/18, 3:27 pm EST

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Bobrovsky will start Friday against the Hurricanes.

Last year, Bobrovsky started 60-plus games for the just the second time in his eight-year career but saw his numbers from 2017 drop a bit. Bob is one of the best goalies in the NHL and has done a fantastic job during his six seasons in Columbus—posting a 2.37 GAA and .923 SV%. He got opening night off so he could start the home opener and draws a solid matchup vs. a Hurricanes team that also played last night.

Source: Mark Scheig 10/5/18, 9:04 am EST

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Korpisalo will star the Blue Jackets season debut in Detroit.

The Blue Jackets open their season with a back-to-back in Detroit and Carolina, so they will save Sergei Bobrovsky for the home opener and the tougher matchup. Korpisalo didn’t see a lot of work in 2018 and his numbers didn’t warrant many more starts—he finished the year with a 3.32 GAA and .897 SV% in just 18 starts.

Source: Mark Scheig 10/4/18, 8:23 am EST

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The Blue Jackets have placed Ryan Murray (lower-body) on IR.

Murray’s move to IR is retroactive to September 18th. Murray will miss the start of the regular season, leaving a spot open for defensemen Dean Kukan and Scott Harrington to slot in. Murray has had a tough time staying healthy throughout his career and is coming off of a year in which he played just 44 games—picking up 12 points (1G / 11A).

Source: David Pagnotta 10/1/18, 1:05 pm EST

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The Blue Jackets have placed Seth Jones (knee) on IR.

Jones has been moved to IR retroactive to September 25th and is expected to be out until at least late-October. Jones has been given a 4-6 week timetable and should become a sleeper as he drops down fantasy boards this week. The 23-year-old will look to build off of a career-best 57 points (16G / 41A) in 78 games. Zach Werenski will eat up massive minutes at even-strength and the top power-play while Jones is out.

Source: David Pagnotta 10/1/18, 12:54 pm EST

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Jones will miss 4-6 weeks with a 2nd degree MCL sprain.

Jones suffered an MCL sprain during Tuesday’s preseason game vs. the Sabres and will miss at least one month. This is another blow to Columbus’ blueline, who will also be without Ryan Murray (groin) to start the season and Zach Werenski is coming off of major off-season shoulder surgery. Werenski should be ready for the start of the year and anchor the top power-play unit with Jones out.

Source: Aaron Portzline 09/26/18, 3:30 pm EST

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