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      Tarasov will start Wednesday's game in Anaheim.

      The Blue Jackets will turn to Tarasov on Wednesday after Elvis Merzlikins got the nod against the Kings in the front-end of their back-to-back on Tuesday. Tarasov last start came on February 13th in Ottawa, where he struggled to the tune of an .828 SV% as Columbus fell to the Senators by a score of 6-3. Tarasov hasn't managed to find his footing this season, posting a 3-6-2 record and an .877 SV%. He does draw a decent matchup in Anaheim on Wednesday, with the Blue Jackets getting even odds to secure the victory.

      Source: Dylan Tyrer 02/21/24, 8:02 pm EST

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      Merzlikins will start on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

      Merzlikins will tend the twine for the Blue Jackets on Tuesday, his third start in their last four games. The Latvian netminder has won two of his last three outings (2-1-0) and saved 28 of 31 shots (.903 SV%) on Saturday in a 4-3 win over the San Jose Sharks. That said, the Blue Jackets are sizeable +215 road underdogs on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Kings.

      Source: Dylan Tyrer 02/20/24, 2:38 pm EST

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      Chinakhov (upper body) will return to the Blue Jackets lineup on Saturday.

      Chinakhov missed the Blue Jackets' previous game due to an upper-body injury but will draw back into the lineup Saturday as they take on San Jose. The 23-year-old third-year player is in the midst of a breakout campaign, with 14 goals, 10 assists, 82 SOG, six PIMs and a -3 plus/minus through 40 games before his injury.

      Source: Aaron Portzline 02/16/24, 5:50 pm EST

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      Bemstrom will draw back into the Blue Jackets' lineup on Tuesday in Ottawa.

      Bemstrom has been a healthy scratch the last two games for the Blue Jackets but will re-enter the lineup on Tuesday against the Ottawa Senators. Bemstrom has had trouble producing offensively lately, being limited to only one point (1G / 0A) in his last eight games.

      Source: Jeff Svoboda 02/13/24, 12:19 pm EST

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      Daniil Tarasov will start in Ottawa on Tuesday.

      Tarasov will return to the crease on Tuesday after serving as the backup netminder for the past two games. In his last outing, Tarasov allowed three goals on 25 shots (.880 SV%) in a 4-2 loss to the Seattle Kraken. The Blue Jackets are +154 road underdogs against a rolling Ottawa Senators club that has collected points in eight of their last nine games (6-1-2).

      Source: Jeff Svoboda 02/13/24, 12:17 pm EST

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      Chinakhov (upper body) will be out Tuesday in Ottawa but hopes to return for the weekend.

      Chinakhov played only 8:40 time-on-ice before exiting Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning with an upper-body injury. He will not play on Tuesday but could return on Saturday against the San Jose Sharks. The 23-year-old Chinakhov is enjoying his best season, scoring 24 points (14G / 10A) in 40 games thus far.

      Source: Jeff Svoboda 02/12/24, 12:28 pm EST

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      Boqvist (upper body) is likely to return Saturday vs. Tampa Bay.

      Boqvist missed the Blue Jackets' previous three games due to an upper-body after taking a puck high but is likely to return Saturday as Columbus takes on Tampa Bay. The 23-year-old has fought injuries all season which has led to an uninspiring no goals, seven assists, 23 SOG, and a -3 plus/minus in 20 games this season.

      Source: Brian Hedger 02/8/24, 4:24 pm EST

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      Fantilli is expected to miss eight weeks with a calf laceration.

      Fantilli was limited to only 7:30 time-on-ice on Monday before exiting the game with a calf laceration. The 19-year-old rookie will miss approximately eight weeks, a devastating blow for a Blue Jackets team that has struggled all season. In 49 games this season, Fantilli had 27 points (12G / 15A), 115 shots, and 46 hits, one of the few bright spots on the Blue Jackets' season.

      Source: Columbus Blue Jackets 01/31/24, 2:52 pm EST

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      Merzlikins will start Tuesday in St. Louis.

      Columbus will continue to swap their goalies game by game as Merzlikins takes the crease for the second time in three games Tuesday in St. Louis. The 29-year-old made it public knowledge earlier in the season that he would like to be traded but has remained with Columbus and carries a 8-10-7 record, 3.35 GAA and .901 SV%. He takes on the red-hot St. Louis Blues, who have surprisingly won four straight games by the score of 4-3 and are currently on a five game winning streak.

      Source: Brian Hedger 01/30/24, 1:39 pm EST

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      Fantilli suffered a cut to his left leg from a skate blade and will not play Tuesday vs. St. Louis.

      The Blue Jackets have confirmed that Fantilli suffered a cut to his left leg from a skate blade Sunday and will not play Tuesday vs. St. Louis. He is expected to head back to Columbus for further evaluation. The 19-year-old was the 2023 third overall pick and has been excelling in his first NHL season with Columbus, picking up 12 goals, 27 points, 115 SOG, 16 PIMs and -21 plus/minus.

      Source: Blue Jackets PR 01/29/24, 5:18 pm EST

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