The home stretch continues for Columbus tonight, where they take on the Edmonton Oilers. The Oilers have some new faces on the team since the Jackets last met them, and have seen some other Oilers go. The Oilers traded goalie Andres Nilsson; winger Teddy Purcell; and Defensemen Justin Schultz and Martin Gerant. They have acquired wingers Patrick Maroon and Adam Cracknell; defenseman Adam Pardy; and goalie Niklas Lundstrom.
Columbus Blue Jackets
Bonne Jenner-Brandon Dubinsky-Cam Atkinson
Nick Foligno-Alex Wennberg-Scott Hartnell
Matt Calvert-William Karlsson-Brandon Saad
Rene Borque-Gregory Campbell-David Clarkson
Ryan Murray-Seth Jones
Cody Goloubef-David Savard
Fedor Tyutin-Dalton Prout
Scratched: Jared Boll
Injured: Sergei Bobrovsky (groin), Jack Johnson (UBI)
Nail Yaukpov-Connor McDavid-Jordan Eberle
Taylor Hall-Leon Draisatil-Zack Kassian
Patrick Maroon-Mark Letestu-Lauri Korpikoski
Matt Hendricks-Anton Lander-Adam Cracknell
Andrej Sekera-Mark Fayne
Adam Pardy-Brandon Davidson
Darnell Nurse-Adam Clendening
Injured: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (hand), Eric Gryba, Oscar Klefbom, Benoit Pouliot
Players to Watch
Columbus: Brandon Saad. He scored a career high 24 goals, but is on the third line because of a recent lack of production.
Edmonton: Leon Drasatil. The German forward has been red hot since being recalled from Bakersfield midseason. He has been able to stick on a line with Taylor Hall.
Enjoy the games tonight. More to come...