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Blue Jackets' Kirill Marchenko: Adds power-play tally in loss
Marchenko scored a goal on a team-high five shots in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Rangers.
Marchenko got Columbus on the board with a power-play marker in the first period, ripping a snapshot from the circle that snuck past Igor Shesterkin. The 22-year-old Marchenko has goals in back-to-back games and four in his last seven contests. He's shown some promise in his rookie season, tallying 20 goals and 23 points in 50 games. Marchenko could be a solid upside play down the stretch while skating alongside Boone Jenner and Johnny Gaudreau on the Jackets' top line.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Michael Hutchinson: Allows five in loss
Hutchinson stopped 30 of 35 shots in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Rangers.
Hutchinson was shaky early, allowing three goals in the first period. The 33-year-old netminder would settle down, allowing just two goals over the final two frames, but the Blue Jackets couldn't overcome the early deficit. Hutchinson falls to 1-3-1 with an .871 save percentage through nine appearances this season. Hutchinson could see an uptick in starting time with Elvis Merzlikins (lower body) sidelined, but he doesn't offer much for fantasy purposes.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Johnny Gaudreau: Goal and assist in loss
Gaudreau tallied a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Rangers.
Gaudreau picked up an assist on Kirill Marchenko's power-play marker in the first period before adding a goal later in the frame, beating Igor Shesterkin with a wrist shot from the slot. The 29-year-old has been productive recently, recording six points (two goals, four assists) in his last four contests. Gaudreau's up to 19 goals and 50 assists through 71 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Michael Hutchinson: Starting Tuesday
Hutchinson will defend the road net Tuesday against the Rangers, Jeff Svoboda of the Blue Jackets' official site reports.
Hutchinson has a 1-2-1 record at the NHL level this season, having allowed 23 goals on 182 shots in eight appearances. He will be backed up by Jon Gillies due to the absence of Elvis Merzlikins (lower body). The Rangers rank 12th in the league this campaign with 3.33 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Billy Sweezey: Joins big club
Sweezey was promoted from AHL Cleveland on Monday.
Sweezey made his NHL debut Feb. 26 and was promptly sent back to the minors. Columbus is dealing with several injuries on the blue line, so he should suit up Tuesday against the Rangers.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Mathieu Olivier: Set to miss 2-4 weeeks
Olivier (lower leg bone bruise) will be out for 2-4 weeks, the Jackets announced Monday.
At best, Olivier could return for the final 2-3 games of the season based on the early end of his recovery timeline, but there's little reason for the team to force him back into the lineup. As such, fantasy players may want to just assume the 26-year-old winger won't be back this year. Olivier will likely wrap up the 2022-23 campaign having notched five goals, 10 assists and 75 shots in 66 contests, all of which are personal bests for the Mississippi native.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Elvis Merzlikins: Considered day-to-day
Merzlikins (leg) is considered day-to-day ahead of Tuesday's matchup with the Rangers.
Merzlikins had just returned from a seven-game absence while attending to a family matter back home in Latvia. With Merzlikins in doubt, it will likely fall to either Michael Hutchinson or Jon Gillies to backstop the team for the time being. At this point, Merzlikins may be hard-pressed to even reach the 10-win mark this season, well behind the 27 wins he compiled last season.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Erik Gudbranson: Set for six-week absence
Gubdranson suffered a separated shoulder that will sideline him for six weeks, the team announced Monday.
Gudbranson's recovery timeline means he will be out for the remainder of the 2022-23 campaign. As such, the 31-year-old blueliner will finish the year having registered one goal and 12 assists in 70 games while averaging 21:18 of ice time. Despite logging career-high minutes this season, it didn't translate into points -- he missed the 15-point mark for the 11th time in his 12-year career.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Nick Blankenburg: Labeled week-to-week
Blankenburg is considered week-to-week after suffering an ankle injury, the team announced Monday.
Blankenburg has generated four goals and 10 assists in 36 games this season following a previous extended stint on the shelf due to a broken ankle. It's not immediately clear if this latest ailment is related or not. With Erik Gudbranson (upper body) also out of action for six weeks, the Jackets will need to call up a player from the minors, with Marcus Bjork being the most likely candidate.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Nolan Lalonde: Assigned to AHL
Lalonde was assigned AHL Cleveland on Sunday.
In a corresponding move, Columbus brought up netminder Jon Gillies on an emergency basis. In 41 appearances with OHL Erie during the 2022-23 season, Lalonde posted a record of 11-20-6 with a 4.10 GAA and an .868 save percentage.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Jon Gillies: Joins big club
Gillies was recalled from AHL Cleveland on Sunday.
The 28-year-old's promotion could mean that Elvis Merzlikins (leg) is expected to miss some time. Gillies was acquired from Arizona as organizational depth earlier this month.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Andrew Peeke: Manages apple in rout
Peeke recorded an assist to complement three blocked shots in Saturday's 8-2 loss to the Canadiens.
Peeke snapped a 10-game point drought with the helper and endured 21:13 of ice time in a game that couldn't end fast enough for the Blue Jackets. The American has collected five goals and six assists through 70 games; those numbers won't excite fantasy managers, but he does have 157 hits and 173 blocked shots to sharpen his defensive profile.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Lane Pederson: Opens scoring
Pederson scored a goal on three shots in the Blue Jackets' 8-2 loss to the Canadiens on Saturday.
Pederson one-timed a pass from Kent Johnson to open the scoring in the contest. This goal snaps a seven-game goal drought for the Canadian forward. On the season, Pederson has three goals and six points in 25 games.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Kirill Marchenko: Scores in loss
Marchenko scored a goal on four shots in the Blue Jackets' 8-2 loss to the Canadiens on Saturday.
Marchenko knotted the game at 2-2, scoring on a shot from a tight angle. The goal was Marchenko's third in his last six games, and he has scored four points in that span. On the season, Marchenko has 19 goals and 22 points in 49 games.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Elvis Merzlikins: Allows six in loss
Merzlikins stopped 18 of 24 shots in the Blue Jackets' 8-2 loss to the Canadiens on Saturday.
The nightmare season for Merzlikins continues as the Latvian goaltender coughed up six goals on just 24 shots before exiting towards the end of the second period. Since the start of January, Merzlikins has only two starts in his last 16 games where he has allowed less than three goals. On the season, Merzlikins has a 7-18-2 record with a 4.23 GAA and a .876 save percentage.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Michael Hutchinson: Allows two in relief
Hutchinson allowed two goals on eight shots coming in relief in the Blue Jackets' 8-2 loss to the Canadiens on Saturday.
After Elvis Merzlikins exited late in the second period, Hutchinson didn't fare much better, giving up goals to Alex Belzile and Nick Suzuki in the third period. This game marks the fifth time that Hutchinson has come in relief for the Blue Jackets since being acquired from Vegas before the trade deadline. Hutchinson should remain the backup to Elvis Merzlikins for the remainder of the season.... See More ... See Less
Team Statistical Rankings
|GF AVG||GA AVG||Power Play|
|P. Laine RW Patrik Laine RW||Triceps|
|Z. Werenski D Zach Werenski D||Shoulder|
|E. Merzlikins G Elvis Merzlikins G||Lower Body|
|J. Bean D Jake Bean D||Shoulder|
|N. Blankenburg D Nick Blankenburg D||Ankle|
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