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The Blue Jackets have reassigned Kevin Stenlund to Cleveland (AHL).

With Oliver Bjorkstrand set to return from injury on Sunday, Stenlund heads back to the AHL to clear a roster spot. Stenlund had a solid showing in his second career NHL stint, scoring four goals with two assists (six points) in 17 games. He has also picked up 16 points (6G / 10A) in 27 AHL games this year.

Source: Brian Hedger 01/19/20, 12:12 pm EST

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Merzlikins will start Saturday vs. the Devils.

Merzlikins allowed two goals on 34 shots in the Blue Jackets win over the Hurricanes on Thursday. Merzlikins' ridiculous run continued, as he's now won three straight while stopping 93 of the 95 shots (.979 SV%) that he has faced. Tonight he draws a good matchup with the Devils in town--they've lost five of their last seven (2-4-1) while scoring 3.14 goals per game.

Source: Jeff Svoboda 01/18/20, 5:41 pm EST

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Merzlikins will start Thursday vs. the Hurricanes.

Merzlikins stopped all 34 shots that he faced in the Blue Jackets shutout win over the Bruins on Tuesday. He has posted back-to-back shutouts, stopping the last 61 shots that he has faced. He has gone 6-2-1 with a 1.64 GAA and .950 SV% since taking over as their starter but draws a rough assignment with the high-powered Hurricanes in town.

Source: Mark Scheig 01/16/20, 6:24 pm EST

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The Blue Jackets have activated Andrew Peeke (finger) from IR.

Peeke has missed the last 13 games with a broken finger but is set to return to the lineup on Thursday. The 21-year-old defenseman had one assist in his first seven NHL games while averaging 1.7 hits and 1.3 blocks per game. To make room for him, the Blue Jackets have reassigned Gabriel Carlsson to Cleveland (AHL).

Source: Alison Lukan 01/15/20, 12:20 pm EST

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The Blue Jackets have activated Cam Atkinson (ankle) from IR.

Atkinson has missed the last 12 games with a sprained ankle but is set to return to the lineup on Thursday. To make room for Atkinson, the Blue Jackets reassigned Ryan MacInnis to Cleveland (AHL). Atkinson has not had the season he was expecting to have after posting a career-high 41 goals and 69 points in 2018-19. He has nine goals (8.0 SH%) and 12 assists (21 points) in 35 games this season.

Source: Alison Lukan 01/15/20, 12:16 pm EST

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Merzlikins will start Tuesday vs. the Bruins.

Merzlikins stopped all 27 shots that he faced in the Blue Jackets shutout win in Vegas on Saturday. Merzlikins closed out their four-game road-trip at 3-1-0 with a 2.03 GAA, .942 SV% and one shutout. Now he returns to Columbus to face the Bruins for the second time this month. He stopped 25 of 26 shots in a 2-1 OT win in Boston in the first get-together.

Source: Mark Scheig 01/14/20, 1:22 pm EST

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Merzlikins will start Saturday in Vegas.

Merzlikins allowed three goals on 33 shots in the Blue Jackets loss in San Jose on Thursday. It was another solid performance for Merzlikins, who is now 4-2-1 with a 2.20 GAA and. 935 SV% since taking over as the No.1 netminder. As good as he has been, playing in Vegas is never easy. The Golden Knights are 7-3-0 while averaging 4.10 goals in their last 10 home games.

Source: Brian Hedger 01/11/20, 5:38 pm EST

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Merzlikins will start Thursday in San Jose.

Merzlikins stopped 37 of 40 shots in the Blue Jackets win in Anaheim on Tuesday. Merzlikins has been sensational since taking over for Joonas Korpisalo on New Year's Eve. Merzlikins is 4-1-0 with a 2.01 GAA and .940 SV% in five starts and draws a great matchup against a Sharks team that is now missing Logan Couture.

Source: Brian Hedger 01/9/20, 4:05 pm EST

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Merzlikins led the Blue Jackets onto the ice for warmups.

Merzlikins allowed three goals on 28 shots in the Blue Jackets loss to the Sharks on Saturday. Since taking over the No.1 job, Merzlikinsn has gone 2-1-0 while stopping 86 of the 91 shots (.945 SV%) that he has faced. So far so good and tonight he faces a Kings team that has gone 2-4-1 with 2.29 goals per game in their last seven. B

Source: Mark Scheig 01/6/20, 10:12 pm EST

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