Korpisalo will start Thursday in Pittsburgh.
Korpisalo allowed two goals on 39 shots in the Blue Jackets' win in Washington on Monday. It was an outstanding outing for Korpisalo, who will make his 24th start of the season on Thursday. In his first start against the Penguins, Korpisalo stopped 29 of 31 shots in a 5-2 win in late-November.
Bemstrom will miss 6-to-8 weeks with a dislocated rib and broken cartilage.
Bemstrom was hurt on a cross-check from Brian Boyle in Saturday's game in Florida and will be out until at least mid-to-late January. Alex Wennberg replaced Bemstrom on Monday and will likely remain in the Blue Jackets lineup moving forward.
Bemstrom (upper-body) will not play on Monday.
Bemstrom was hurt midway through Saturday's game in Florida and did not travel to Washington for Monday's game. Bemstrom remained in Columbus to undergo further evaluation, so look for Alexander Wennberg to replace him in the lineup vs. the Capitals.
Wennberg will be back in the Blue Jackets lineup on Monday.
Wennberg was a healthy scratch on Saturday but will replace Emil Bemstrom in the lineup on Monday. Bemstrom did not travel to Washington due to an injury, so expect Wennberg to skate with Cam Atkinson and Alexandre Texier.
Korpisalo will start Monday in Washington.
Korpisalo allowed three goals on 19 shots in the Blue Jackets' loss to the Rangers last Thursday. Since his four-game winning streak was snapped, Korpisalo has lost three of his last four games while posting a 2.80 GAA and .889 SV%. Things could get worse on Monday. The Capitals have won six in a row while scoring 4.00 goals per game, so Korpisalo is a low-end option to start the week.
Merzlikins will start Saturday in Florida.
Merzlikins allowed two goals on 27 shots in the Blue Jackets' loss to the Islanders last Saturday. Joonas Korpisalo started the last two games but Merzlikins will start tonight in Florida. Merzlikins has not started on home ice this season but has made six road starts, going 0-3-3 with a 3.66 GAA and .884 SV%. The Panthers come in at 7-4-2 while scoring 3.62 goals per game on home-ice.
The Blue Jackets have placed Zach Werenski (shoulder) on IR.
Werenski is expected to miss one month with a sprain AC joint, so his move to IR opens up a roster spot to recall reinforcements if the Blue Jackets need them.
Harrington will be a healthy scratch on Thursday.
As expected, Harrington got the first crack at replacing Zach Weresnki in the lineup on Tuesday but Andrew Pekke will replace him and make his NHL debut on Thursday.
Peeke will make his NHL debut on Thursday.
Peeke has posted five goals and seven assists (12 points) in 21 games with Cleveland (AHL) this season and was called-up after Zach Werenski suffered a shoulder injury. He is expected to make his NHL debut on the third-pair with Vladislav Gavrikov as his partner.
Robinson will be a healthy scratch on Thursday.
Robinson played just 6:50 TOI in Tuesday's loss to the Coyotes and will be replaced by Emil Bemstrom in the lineup on Thursday.
Bemstrom will be back in the Blue Jackets lineup on Thursday.
Bemstrom was a healthy scratch on Tuesday but will draw back in for Eric Robinson on Thursday. Bemstrom was dominant in Sweden last year but has just nine points (3G / 6A) in 26 games in the NHL this season.
Korpisalo will start Thursday vs. the Rangers.
Harrington will draw into the Blue Jackets lineup on Tuesday.
Harrington has been a healthy scratch for the last seven games but will be back in the lineup because Zach Werenski is out for at least four weeks with a shoulder injury. The Blue Jackets brought up one of their best D prospects on Monday, so Harrington's grip on the No.6 defenseman role isn't strong.
Bemstrom will be a healthy scratch on Tuesday.
Bemstrom has appeared in all 26 games this season but will be scratched in favour of Eric Robinson on Monday. Bemstrom had a five-game point streak in early-November but has recorded just one assist in his last six games.
Robinson will draw into the Blue Jackets lineup on Tuesday.
Robinson was called up from Cleveland on Sunday and will replace Emil Bemstrom in the lineup on Tuesday. Robinson has five points (3G / 2A) in 14 AHL games and three goals in seven NHL games this season.
Korpisalo will start Tuesday vs. the Coyotes.
Korpisalo allowed two goals on 31 shots in the Blue Jackets win over the Penguins on Friday. Elvis Merzlikins started Saturday, so Korpisalo comes into Tuesday's game playing great and well-rested. Korpisalo has won five of his last six starts while posting a 2.16 GAA, .920 SV% and one shutout. Tonight he takes on a Coyotes team that has lost four of their last six (2-2-2) while scoring just 2.33 goals per game.
The Blue Jackets have recalled Andrew Peeke from Cleveland (AHL).
Peeke, 21, was a second-round pick (No.34 overall) in 2016 and turned pro this year after three years at Notre Dame. The 6-foot-3, 198 lbs. defenseman has 12 points (5G / 7A) in 21 AHL games this year and could make his NHL debut with Zach Werenski out for at least one month.
Source: Mark Scheig 12/2/19, 6:47 pm EST
Werenski will miss one month with a sprained AC joint.
Werenski left Saturday's game with a shoulder injury and the Blue Jackets announced on Sunday that he'll be out for at least four weeks. Werenski's injury leaves the Blue Jackets with six healthy defensemen, so look for them to call someone up from Cleveland (AHL) before Tuesday's game. Don't expect to see Werenski until late-December/early-January.
Merzlikins will start Saturday against the Islanders.
Merzlikins gave up four goals on 31 shots in the Blue Jackets loss in Winnipeg last Saturday. Merzlikins is still winless in five NHL appearances but is coming off of a win in the AHL earlier in the week. Tonight he faces an Islanders team that has won nine of their last 10 while scoring 3.80 goals per game on home-ice this season.
Robinson will be a healthy scratch on Friday.
Robinson has played in seven straight games but will be replaced by Riley Nash against the Penguins. Robinson has registered three goals in seven games with the Blue Jackets this season.