The Blue Jackets announced today that they have assigned four players to Syracuse. Tom Sestito, Adam Pineault, Clay Wilson, and Grant Clitsome.
That narrows the “replacement” for Torres down to Filatov, Picard, and Dorsett. Filatov is expected to play Monday in Toronto, he was taken out of the lineup last night because the Wild dressed some of their big guys, and according to Puck-Rakers the Jackets “didn’t want him to get his head knocked off.” That makes sense.
We still haven’t heard really who they are going to have replace Torres, and I still think Filatov will stay up for a few games at least just so we can get a better look at the kid.
This is funny….Jordan Tootoo, when you click on it, it’s been changed to Jordin, but it gave me a good laugh.
Wow, what an amazing game! Okay, so maybe it wasn’t the most exciting first period, but it was great to see our team working as a team. Here are some random tidbits from the game.
I said this before, Pazzy sprained an ankle when Boogaard went into the net. Hitchcock said in his post game that Pazzy could have finished the game, but they put Norrena in just to be safe. Umberger took a slash to the finger, he will be back practicing with the team on Tuesday. Leclaire will be back practicing with the team also Tuesday. Hitch also said that the team will be back to 100% aside from Torres come Tuesday. Boll did have an ice pack on his hand in the locker room after the game, I don’t know what is going on with him and, I am sure we will be updated today.
I’m here, I made it to Columbus!! I will update during the game!
There aren’t too many fans here, but the one’s that are, are being quite loud.
Also, did I mention that this is my first preseason game…ever. Because, if I didn’t, it totally is.
The Blue Jackets have announced their lineup for the game tonight against the Minnesota Wild. We are icing a team of mostly regulars. Below is the lineup for the Jackets and the Wild. Also, remember I will be liveblogging the game, as best I can tonight, so any comments are appreciated!
Nikita Filatov made his long awaited debut. It was a 5-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres, but he’s still happy, that he played at least.
“I was so excited because I was waiting for this moment for a long time because of my injury. I’m happy because it was my first game, but to lose is not so good emotions.”
It’s okay Nikita, it was only a preseason game, you will have many more games to play, and win in.
Nikita Filatov will take the ice tomorrow night against the Buffalo Sabres. It should be a good game, it’s always loud when the Sabres are in town. And we are icing a team with mostly regulars. Here’s the lineup for tomorrow night:
The Blue Jackets have a tendency to lose players due to injury more often than not. Derick Brassard is not an exception to that, the young center who was destined to play with Nash and Huselius, is suffering from flu like symptoms. But, according to Puck-Rakers it could be code for something else, like a concussion. Not good news. Let’s hope it really is flu like symptoms and not a concussion.
Also, Maksim Mayorov is being assigned to Syracuse. The Syracuse Crunch start their practices today.
The Blue Jackets will be battling with the Buffalo Sabres tomorrow night at home, and it is possible that Filatov will make his debut, if not tomorrow then definitely Friday. More later.
The Blue Jackets crushed the
Chicago Blackhawks last night. The Jackets scored seven goals on the Blackhawks newest number one goaltender, Cristobal Huet, while the Hawks only managed to score one against Pascal Leclaire. The night sounds pretty good doesn’t it? It wasn’t without its faults though, Raffi Torres decided to drop the gloves with Ben Eager. Torres went down and separated his shoulder, he is expected to be out six weeks. This is not good news for the Blue Jackets, although it does allow for one of our prospects to take his place, yes, including Filatov, who is able to play nine games before being sent down to the minors. But, before we get into that, let’s get into the game.
The Nashville Predators beat the Columbus Blue Jackets last night. The final score of 3-1 Preds doesn’t do a lot of justice to what actually happened in the game. The Jackets dressed one of their top six forwards, RJ Umberger, and we didn’t dress any of our top four defensemen. Two of the three Predators goals were scored on the power play. It was a tough night for the Jackets as Tootoo seemed to get under the skin of everyone. He did his job extremely well last night. He never dropped the gloves, on order from Barry Trotz, who said:
``It was a physical game and obviously they’ve been targeting Jordin the last two nights,’’ Trotz said. ``I basically put the no-fighting (restriction) on Jordin. There’s no sense fighting some guy that will not be in the league.’’
He was talking about Jon “Nasty” Mirasty. I’m sure there are a couple of regulars who wouldn’t have mind to throw down with him, Boll if his arm wasn’t still on the mend and Tollefson who already had one fight under his belt. However, October 17th will be here soon enough, and Tootoo will be against a lineup of Jackets who won’t mind dropping the gloves.