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Scott Hartnell, RW6/23/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: The Flyers traded Scott Hartnell to the Columbus Blue Jackets for R.J. Umberger on Monday.
Insight: The Flyers also received a fourth-round pick. Hartnell had 52 points (20 goals) in 78 games this past season. The 32-year-old has five years remaining on a six-year, $28.5 million contract and had to waive his no-trade clause. "(Flyers GM Ron Hextall) decided it was best for me to move on from the Flyers," Hartnell said. "To be honest, I was pretty shocked at first. I was upset and a little angry. I took a few days to look at the situation. It was hard." Hartnell will lose fantasy value going from Philly to Columbus.
Sergei Bobrovsky, G4/26/2014 9:53:00 PM
Description: Sergei Bobrovsky's 48 saves Saturday were a playoff career-high.
Insight: Bobrovsky was magnificent but the Blue Jackets couldn't overcome Pittsburgh's massive shot advantage (51-24) and lost 3-1. It's do or die for Columbus Monday in Game 6.
Fedor Tyutin, D4/23/2014 7:04:00 PM
Description: Columbus defenseman Fedor Tyutin (upper body) will not play Wednesday in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Penguins.
Insight: The Blue Jackets will be without both Tyutin and Ryan Murray on Wednesday, making it even more difficult to even up the series as two games apiece.
Ryan Murray, D4/23/2014 7:02:00 PM
Description: Columbus defenseman Ryan Murray (undisclosed) is not active for Game 4 against the Penguins on Wednesday, according to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch.
Insight: Murray left the morning skate early. The 2012 No. 2 overall pick has skated more than 25 minutes per game in the series.
Brandon Dubinsky, C4/21/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Brandon Dubinsky led the Blue Jackets with two assists Monday in a loss to Pittsburgh.
Insight: He's had at least one helper in each of his last four games. Dubinsky was second on the team in assists during the regular season (34 in 76 games). Columbus will look to even the series Wednesday night at Nationwide Arena.
Fedor Tyutin, D4/21/2014 10:36:00 AM
Description: Columbus defenseman Fedor Tyutin (upper body) left Saturday's game in the first period and is expected to miss Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Monday against Pittsburgh.
Insight: Tyutin had four goals, 22 assists and 87 SOG in 69 games this season and is scoreless in two playoff games this season.
Nick Foligno, LW4/20/2014 4:22:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets left wing Nick Foligno expects to compete Monday in Game 3 against the Penguins. SOURCE: Aaron Portzline, Columbus Dispatch
Insight: Foligno has been medically cleared to return after sitting out the last two and a half weeks with a knee injury. He had one assist and -3 rating versus Pittsburgh during the regular season (five games).
Fedor Tyutin, D4/19/2014 9:55:00 PM
Description: Columbus defenseman Fedor Tyutin (undisclosed) left Saturday's game in the first period and hasn't returned, according to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch.
Insight: Tyutin had four goals, 22 assists and 87 SOG in 69 games this season. Columbus has played most of Saturday's game with just five defensemen.
R.J. Umberger, C4/19/2014 11:25:00 AM
Description: Blue Jackets left wing R.J. Umberger is probable for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Pittsburgh.
Insight: Umberger (18 goals, 16 assists, 26 PIM and 136 SOG in 74 games) skated in practice Friday. He'll likely be on the third line with center Artem Anisimov and right wing Blake Comeau.
Nick Foligno, LW4/19/2014 11:23:00 AM
Description: Columbus LW Nick Foligno (knee) has been upgraded to probable for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Pittsburgh.
Insight: Foligno (18 goals, 21 assists, 96 PIM and 111 SOG) skated in Friday's practice and the team is leaning toward his playing in Game 2.
Nikita Nikitin, D4/12/2014 2:47:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin is questionable for Saturday's game against Florida due to a lower body injury suffered on Tuesday.
Insight: He has two goals and 13 assists in 65 games this season and zero points in his last 11 games. Look elsewhere for defensive help.
Nathan Horton, RW4/11/2014 5:14:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets right wing Nathan Horton underwent abdominal surgery and will miss the next six weeks, according to prohockeytalk.com.
Insight: The 28-year-old will finish with five goals and 14 assists in 36 games this season. He missed the first 40 games while recovering from shoulder surgery and will sit out for the Blue Jackets' playoff run.
Nick Foligno, LW4/9/2014 4:24:00 PM
Description: A lower-body injury will keep Columbus LW Nick Foligno out for the rest of the regular season, according to nhl.com.
Insight: Foligno will finish the season with 18 goals, 21 assists, 96 PIM and 111 SOG.
R.J. Umberger, C4/9/2014 4:23:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets left wing R.J. Umberger (upper body) will miss the rest of the regular season, according to nhl.com.
Insight: Umberger has been a frequent healthy scratch lately and will finish the season with 18 goals, 16 assists, 26 PIM and 136 SOG in 74 games.
Nathan Horton, RW4/9/2014 11:47:00 AM
Description: Blue Jackets right wing Nathan Horton has already been ruled out for Wednesday's game in Dallas. SOURCE: Columbus Dispatch
Insight: Horton aggravated a lower body injury in Tuesday night's win over Phoenix. Wednesday's matchup is a continuation of a game that was postponed when Stars center Rich Peverely had a cardiac event. Horton scored in that contest, so he could be the game's high scorer even without playing on Wednesday.
Nathan Horton, RW4/8/2014 8:59:00 PM
Description: Columbus right wing Nathan Horton aggravated his lower-body injury Tuesday against Phoenix and will not return. SOURCE: Stephen Wyno, The Canadien Press
Insight: Horton had one assist in 5:21 before exiting. Injuries have limited the 28-year-old to just 35 games this season.
Nathan Horton, RW4/8/2014 5:03:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets right wing Nathan Horton (lower body) will play Tuesday against Phoenix, according to nhl.com.
Insight: Horton missed the last four games. He has five goals, 13 assists, 24 penalty minutes and 48 shots on goal in 34 games this season.
Sergei Bobrovsky, G4/6/2014 9:14:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (31 saves) earned his fifth shutout Sunday in a win over the Islanders.
Insight: It's his second shutout in the last three games. With four games left, Columbus owns a three-point lead over New Jersey for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Ryan Murray, D4/5/2014 3:28:00 PM
Description: Columbus defenseman Ryan Murray returned from a knee injury Friday against Chicago.
Insight: Murray suffered a knee injury on March 3 when he got tangled up with Phil Kessel in the right corner. The 2012 No. 2 overall pick has produced three goals, 17 assists, 10 PIM, 53 SOG and a +4 rating in 61 games this season. He's been more valuable to the Blue Jackets than fantasy owners.
Sergei Bobrovsky, G4/3/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky collected 37 saves Thursday in a shutout win over Philadelphia.
Insight: It's his fourth clean slate of the season. The 37 saves were Bobrovsky's most since March 11th against the Red Wings (39).
Nikita Nikitin, D4/3/2014 2:49:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin will miss Thursday's game against Philadelphia due to a lower body injury suffered on Tuesday.
Insight: He has two goals and 13 assists in 65 games this season and zero points in his last 11 games. Keep looking for defensive help.
Nathan Horton, RW4/3/2014 2:48:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets right wing Nathan Horton will miss Thursday's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: He's dealing with an unspecified lower-body injury. Horton (five goals, 13 assists) hasn't scored in over two months and shouldn't be on any fantasy rosters at this point.
Ryan Murray, D4/2/2014 5:29:00 PM
Description: Columbus defenseman Ryan Murray (lower body) could be back Friday or Sunday, according to bluejackets.nhl.com.
Insight: Murray suffered a knee injury on March 3 when he got tangled up with Phil Kessel in the right corner. The 2012 No. 2 overall pick has produced three goals, 17 assists, 10 PIM, 53 SOG and a +3 rating in 61 games this season.
Sergei Bobrovsky, G4/1/2014 5:37:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (illness) will return to the crease Tuesday against the Avalanche.
Insight: Bobrovsky (27-19-4, 2.47 GAA, .919 SV%) hasn't played since he left a game on March 25 due to illness.
Nathan Horton, RW3/31/2014 3:12:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets right wing Nathan Horton won't be able to play Tuesday against the Avalanche. SOURCE: Aaron Portzline, Columbus Dispatch
Insight: He's dealing with an unspecified lower-body injury. Horton (five goals, 13 assists) hasn't scored in over two months and shouldn't be on any fantasy rosters at this point.
James Wisniewski, D3/28/2014 10:16:00 PM
Description: Columbus defenseman James Wisniewski scored his seventh goal of the season Friday against the Penguins.
Insight: Wisniewski has collected four points over his last two games and a career-high 44 points in 66 games this season.
Sergei Bobrovsky, G3/27/2014 3:31:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky left Tuesday's game after the first period and is questionable for Friday's game against Pittsburgh
Insight: Bobrovsky had been dealing with the flu and tried to play through it Tuesday with Columbus clinging to life in the playoff race. he apparently felt much better on Wednesday and should be ready for Friday's contest. He's 27-19-4 with a 2.47 GAA and .919 SV%.
James Wisniewski, D3/25/2014 10:24:00 PM
Description: Columbus defenseman James Wisniewski has a career-high 43 points in 65 games this season.
Insight: Wisniewski had three assists Tuesday against the Red Wings and has blown away his previous career high of 30 points. In addition to 37 assists, the defenseman has six goals, 51 PIM and 149 SOG.
Brandon Dubinsky, C3/25/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and an assist Tuesday against the Red Wings.
Insight: Dubinsky's 15 goals and 44 points in 65 games aren't exceptional totals, but when you tack on 94 PIM and 158 SOG, you have a very good fantasy option.
Ryan Johansen, C3/25/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen scored a pair of goals Tuesday against Detroit.
Insight: It was the first multi-point game since Feb. 7 for Johansen, who has 29 goals, 54 points and 201 SOG in 72 games, all career highs.
Sergei Bobrovsky, G3/25/2014 9:17:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky left Tuesday's game after the first period.
Insight: Bobrovsky has been dealing with the flu and tried to play through it Tuesday with Columbus clinging to life in the playoff race. The goalie should be fine to play Friday against Pittsburgh.
R.J. Umberger, C3/23/2014 1:12:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets left wing R.J. Umberger returned to the lineup Sunday.
Insight: Umberger was a healthy scratch Friday against the Rangers. He came into Sunday with 18 goals and 33 points in 68 games.
Cam Atkinson, RW3/18/2014 6:57:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson will be a healthy scratch Tuesday against the Hurricanes, according to Rob Mixer of bluejackets.nhl.com.
Insight: Atkinson (18 G, 16 A) has picked up just three points in his last 11 games.
Blake Comeau, LW3/15/2014 2:02:00 PM
Description: Columbus winger Blake Comeau is probable for Saturday's game against Minnesota after serving a two-game suspension.
Insight: He has missed way too games due to injury and now suspension. Wingers with 12 points don't warrant much attention from fantasy owners. Keep looking.
Artem Anisimov, C3/15/2014 2:00:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov is expected to return to the lineup Saturday, according to Rob Mixer of bluejackets.nhl.com.
Insight: Anisimov missed Thursday's game due to a birth of his daughter. He has a career-high 19 goals this season, including six in his last seven games, though with just 14 assists he has 33 points in 64 games.
Artem Anisimov, C3/14/2014 7:01:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov will return to the lineup Saturday, according to Rob Mixer of bluejackets.nhl.com.
Insight: Anisimov missed Thursday's game due to a birth of his daughter. He has a career-high 19 goals this season, including six in his last seven games, though with just 14 assists he has 33 points in 64 games.
Fedor Tyutin, D3/14/2014 5:20:00 PM
Description: Columbus defenseman Fedor Tyutin (ankle) will rejoin the lineup Satuday, according to bluejackets.nhl.com.
Insight: Tyutin sprained his ankle during the Olympics. The Russian blueliner has four goals, 24 points and 66 SOG in 53 games this season so fantasy owners haven't had a problem replacing him, but he's an important piece for the Blue Jackets.
Ryan Johansen, C3/13/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen reached 50 points for the first time with a goal Thursday against the Sharks.
Insight: The 21-year-old Johansen has offered solid all-around production all season, putting up 26 goals, 24 assists, 30 PIM and 183 SOG in 66 contests.
James Wisniewski, D3/13/2014 9:55:00 PM
Description: Columbus defenseman James Wisniewski had a goal Thursday against San Jose, his sixth of the season.
Insight: Wisniewski has blown away his previous career high of 30 points with 39 in 59 games and has chipped in 51 PIM, 133 SOG and 19 PPP for good measure.
R.J. Umberger, C3/13/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets left wing R.J. Umberger scored his 18th goal of the season Thursday against the Sharks.
Insight: Umberger only has 33 ponts in 66 games on the year.
Artem Anisimov, C3/13/2014 6:47:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov will not play Thursday due to the birth of his daughter, according to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch.
Insight: Anisimov has a career-high 19 goals this season, including six in his last seven games though with just 14 assists he has 33 points in 64 games. He should be back Saturday at Minnesota.
Artem Anisimov, CHot3/13/2014 1:30:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov is questionable for Thursday's game against San Jose for an undisclosed reason.
Insight: Anisimov has a career-high 19 goals this season, including six in his last seven games though with just 14 assists he has 33 points in 64 games.
Fedor Tyutin, D3/11/2014 5:54:00 PM
Description: Columbus defenseman Fedor Tyutin (ankle) is feeling "much better" and may be back Saturday, according to the Columbus Dispatch.
Insight: Tyutin sprained his ankle during the Olympics. The Russian blueliner has four goals, 24 points and 66 SOG in 53 games this season so fantasy owners haven't had a problem replacing him, but he's an important piece for the Blue Jackets. He'll sit out two more games, on Tuesday and Thursday.
Nikita Nikitin, D3/10/2014 12:10:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin has been upgraded to questionable after taking part in practice on Sunday. for Saturday's game against Nashville after taking a blow to the head on Thursday.
Insight: Nikitin took a blow to the head and sat out the last three games. He has two goals and 13 assists in 56 games this season.
Artem Anisimov, CHot3/9/2014 2:05:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov has scored six goals in his last six games.
Insight: Anisimov now has a career-high 19 goals this season, though with just 14 assists he has 33 points in 64 games.
Sergei Bobrovsky, G3/9/2014 9:09:00 AM
Description: Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky shut out the Predators in a 1-0 win Saturday night.
Insight: Bobrovsky hasn't duplicated his Vezina-winning 2012-13 numbers, but he's been serviceable for fantasy owners with 24 wins, a 2.53 GAA and a .917 SV%.
Ryan Murray, D3/8/2014 3:43:00 PM
Description: Columbus defenseman Ryan Murray left Monday's game with a lower-body injury and is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks after undergoing knee surgery on Friday.
Insight: Murray twisted his left leg along the wall late in the first. The 2012 No. 2 overall pick has 20 points and 53 SOG in 61 games this season.
Nikita Nikitin, D3/8/2014 11:31:00 AM
Description: Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin is doubtful for Saturday's game against Nashville after taking a blow to the head on Thursday.
Insight: We await word if he's officially got a concussion. Nikitin has two goals and 13 assists in 56 games this season. He had 32 points with 103 SOG in 61 games in 2011, but his pace slowed last season. At least he has a solid +7 rating.
Ryan Murray, D3/6/2014 11:40:00 AM
Description: Columbus defenseman Ryan Murray left Monday's game with a lower-body injury and is questionable for Thursday's game against Chicago.
Insight: Murray twisted his left leg along the wall late in the first and has a knee/ankle injury. The 2012 No. 2 overall pick has 20 points and 53 SOG in 61 games this season.
Nick Schultz, D3/5/2014 2:31:00 PM
Description: The Oilers have traded defenseman Nick Schultz to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Insight: Fedor Tyutin suffered an ankle injury during the Olympics and is out 2-3 weeks and rookie Ryan Murray left Tuesday's game with a lower-body injury, so the Blue Jackets needed depth. Schultz has zero goals and just four assists in 60 games this season.
Artem Anisimov, C3/4/2014 9:52:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov contributed two goals in Tuesday night's win over Dallas.
Insight: It's Anisimov's second multi-goal effort of the season. He needs just one more goal to set a new career-high in scoring.
Ryan Murray, D3/3/2014 8:22:00 PM
Description: Columbus defenseman Ryan Murray left Monday's game with a lower-body injury and will not return, according to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch.
Insight: Murray twisted his left leg along the wall late in the first and has a knee or ankle injury. The 2012 No. 2 overall pick has 20 points and 53 SOG in 60 games this season.
Blake Comeau, LW3/1/2014 11:17:00 AM
Description: Columbus winger Blake Comeau (sprained left knee) is questionable for Saturday's game against Florida.
Insight: He has missed 15 of the past 16 games due to injury. Wingers with 11 points don't warrant much attention from fantasy owners.
Marian Gaborik, RW2/27/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets right wing Marian Gaborik's return from a collarbone fracture yielded a goal Thursday against the Devils.
Insight: Gaborik (6 G, 7 A) suffered a knee injury on Nov. 14 and then the broken collarbone in his first game back on Dec. 21. He had to miss the Winter Olympics and has played just 19 games all season.
James Wisniewski, D2/27/2014 1:59:00 PM
Description: Columbus defenseman James Wisniewski (broken toe) is probable for Thursday's game against New Jersey.
Insight: He has been a huge offensive weapon with 35 points (5 G, 30 A) this season on 107 shots. He's also earned 45 PIM, so is a valuable fantasy blueline option.
Marian Gaborik, RW2/27/2014 1:54:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets right wing Marian Gaborik is expected to be activated from injured reserve for Thursday's game against New Jersey.
Insight: Gaborik (five goals, seven assists in 18 games) was chosen to represent Slovakia at the Winter Games but missed the games due to a broken collarbone. He is expected to play on the fourth line along with the power play.
Blake Comeau, LW2/27/2014 1:52:00 PM
Description: Columbus winger Blake Comeau (sprained left knee) is questionable for Saturday's game against Florida.
Insight: He has missed 15 of the past 16 games due to injury. Wingers with 11 points don't warrant much attention from fantasy owners.
Fedor Tyutin, D2/22/2014 8:04:00 PM
Description: Columbus defenseman Fedor Tyutin suffered an ankle injury during the Winter Olympics and will miss 2-3 weeks, according to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch.
Insight: The team didn't specify whether Tyutin's injury is a high ankle sprain. The Russian blueliner has four goals, 24 points and 66 SOG in 53 games this season so fantasy owners won't have a problem replacing him, but he's an important piece for the Blue Jackets.
Sergei Bobrovsky, G2/18/2014 8:05:00 PM
Description: Russian goalie Sergei Bobrovsky was excellent Tuesday in a shutout win over Norway.
Insight: He stopped all 22 shots in the victory. Bobrovsky last played on Saturday against the US. Expect Bobrovsky to be back between the pipes Wednesday against Finland.
Marian Gaborik, RW2/6/2014 5:56:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets right wing Marian Gaborik won't make the trip to Sochi for the Winter Olympics. SOURCE: BlueJackets.com
Insight: Gaborik (five goals, seven assists in 18 games) was chosen to represent Slovakia at the Winter Games but his broken collarbone still hasn't healed yet. He hasn't appeared in a game since December 21st.
James Wisniewski, D2/5/2014 11:01:00 AM
Description: Columbus defenseman James Wisniewski (lower body) was able to play through his injury Monday but he will be a game-time decision Thursday against the Kings, according to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch.
Insight: He suffered an injury while blocking a shot Saturday. "The question will be how it responds to him playing," coach Todd Richards said. "Just like Monday, it's going to be a game-time decision on Thursday." Wisniewski already has a career-high 34 points (five goals, 29 assists) in 49 games this season and produced 18 points with the man advantage.
James Wisniewski, D2/3/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Columbus defenseman James Wisniewski (lower body) is taking part in warmups Monday and appears ready to play, according to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch.
Insight: He suffered an injury while blocking a shot in the Blue Jackets' last game. Wisniewski already has a career-high 33 points (five goals, 28 assists) in 48 games this season and produced 17 points with the man advantage.
James Wisniewski, D2/3/2014 4:08:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski will be a game-time decision against Anaheim on Monday night.
Insight: Wisniewski has five goals and 33 points in 48 games, making him a productive fantasy defenseman.
Blake Comeau, LW2/1/2014 10:25:00 AM
Description: Columbus winger Blake Comeau (sprained left knee) missed Thursday's game and is questionable for Saturday's game against Florida.
Insight: Comeau limped off the ice in the second period Tuesday and skated just once more in the final period. He had missed nine games due to the injury. Comeau has accounted for just three goals and 11 points in 44 games and isn't much of a fantasy value.
Brandon Dubinsky, C1/30/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky scored a goal and had one assist Thursday against the Capitals.
Insight: Dubinsky also had two PIM and two SOG, exhibiting the all-around production he has provided all season. He has 12 goals, 36 points, 80 PIM, 120 SOG and a +8 in 48 games.
Ryan Johansen, CHot1/30/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen had two goals Thursday as Columbus ended a three-game losing streak with a win over Washington.
Insight: The 21-year-old Johansen has had a slow month with eight points in 14 games after putting up 13 in 13 games last month. He reached 40 points for the first time in his career Thursday.
David Savard, D1/30/2014 2:26:00 PM
Description: Columbus defenseman David Savard is expected to return to the lineup after missing three games due to illness.
Insight: He has three goals and 11 points in 42 games, so his fantasy value is limited.
Blake Comeau, LW1/30/2014 2:20:00 PM
Description: Columbus winger Blake Comeau comeback from a sprained left knee lasted one game and he will miss Thursday's game against Washington.
Insight: Comeau limped off the ice in the second period and skated just once more in the final period. He had missed nine games due to the injury. Comeau has accounted for just three goals and 11 points in 44 games and isn't much of a fantasy value.
David Savard, D1/27/2014 6:59:00 PM
Description: Columbus defenseman David Savard did not make the trip to Carolina due to illness.
Insight: It will be his second consecutive game missed. He has three goals and 11 points in 42 games, so his fantasy value is limited.
Sergei Bobrovsky, GHot1/22/2014 12:10:00 AM
Description: Columbus netminder Sergei Bobrovsky won his eighth srtaight Tuesday night.
Insight: Bobrovsky made 26 saves on 29 shots, but got a lot of help at the offensive end as the Blue Jackets won 5-3. Fantasy owners should be all over this hot streak.
Fedor Tyutin, D1/21/2014 9:08:00 AM
Description: Columbus defenseman Fedor Tyutin is probable for Tuesday's game against Los Angeles due to an illness.
Insight: Tyutin has four goals, 19 points, 24 PIM and 52 SOG in 43 games this season. He's missed the past two games but he told beat writer Shawn Mitchell he felt much better Monday.
Fedor Tyutin, D1/18/2014 1:08:00 PM
Description: Columbus made defenseman Fedor Tyutin is questionable for Saturday's game against Buffalo due to an illness.
Insight: Tyutin has four goals, 19 points, 24 PIM and 52 SOG in 43 games this season. He's missed the past two practices and Friday's game and will probably be a game-time decision Saturday night.
Sergei Bobrovsky, GHot1/17/2014 10:25:00 PM
Description: Columbus netminder Sergei Bobrovsky improved to 4-0 since returning from a groin injury with a win Friday against the Capitals.
Insight: Bobrovsky made 26 saves on 27 shots Friday and has posted a 1.47 GAA and a .955 SV% since he rejoined the lineup.
James Wisniewski, DHot1/17/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski has generated seven points (two goals) in seven games this month.
Insight: Wisniewski scored his fourth goal of the season Friday and has 27 points in 40 games, making him a productive fantasy defenseman.
Ryan Johansen, CHot1/17/2014 10:16:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen scored a goal for the second straight game Friday against the Capitals and added an assist.
Insight: Johansen has had at least one point in three straight games after going four games without one to start the month. He has 18 goals, 35 points and 127 SOG, all of which are career highs, in 47 games this season.
Cam Atkinson, RWHot1/17/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson potted two goals Friday against Washington.
Insight: One of them went down as the game-winner. The 24-year-old has scored five goals in his last five games and the Blue Jackets have gone 5-0 in that span.
Fedor Tyutin, D1/17/2014 7:16:00 PM
Description: Columbus made defenseman Fedor Tyutin a scratch Friday due to an illness.
Insight: Tyutin has four goals, 19 points, 24 PIM and 52 SOG in 43 games this season. He'll probably be a game-time decision Saturday night as well.
Fedor Tyutin, D1/17/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: Columbus defenseman Fedor Tyutin (illness) missed Thursday's practice and is listed as questionable for Friday's game against Washington.
Insight: Tyutin has four goals, 19 points, 24 PIM and 52 SOG in 43 games this season. Despite the questionable tag, he is expected to play.
Blake Comeau, LW1/17/2014 9:38:00 AM
Description: Columbus winger Blake Comeau is expected to miss 4-6 weeks due to a sprained MCL.
Insight: Comeau has accounted for just three goals and 11 points in 43 games and isn't much of a fantasy value at this point in his career.
Cam Atkinson, RW1/11/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson has scored a goal in three straight games.
Insight: He potted his 13th goal of the season Saturday and now has 24 points and 122 SOG in 45 games.
Boone Jenner, C1/11/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Columbus center Boone Jenner had two goals Saturday at Winnipeg.
Insight: The 20-year-old rookie had an extremely slow first two and a half months to the season but he's produced five goals and seven points over his last 10 games.
Fedor Tyutin, D1/10/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: Columbus defenseman Fedor Tyutin (lower body) is questionable for Friday's game against Carolina.
Insight: Tyutin has four goals, 17 points, 22 PIM and 47 SOG in 40 games this season.
Matt Calvert, LW1/10/2014 9:56:00 AM
Description: Columbus winger Matt Calvert, on injured reserve due to a shoulder injury, should return Friday.
Insight: He has missed the past seven games. Calvert had four goals and four assists in 17 games before the injury, but his track record to date hasn't shown much for fantasy owners.
Fedor Tyutin, D1/8/2014 11:33:00 AM
Description: Columbus defenseman Fedor Tyutin (lower body) left Monday's game and did not practice Wednesday, according to Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch.
Insight: The Blue Jackets next play on Friday. Tyutin has four goals, 17 points, 22 PIM and 47 SOG in 40 games this season, making him a poor fantasy option.
Brandon Dubinsky, C1/6/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky had two points, including a goal, four SOG, two PIM and a +2 Monday against the Rangers, his team from 2006-12.
Insight: Dubinsky has eight goals and 28 points in 37 games and also has provided fantasy owners with 70 PIM, 94 SOG and a +6.
Sergei Bobrovsky, G1/6/2014 10:01:00 PM
Description: Columbus netminder Sergei Bobrovsky returned to the net after missing more than a month with a strained groin and beat the Rangers in a shootout Monday night.
Insight: Bobrovsky suffered the injury on Dec. 3 and hadn't played since. He saw 43 shots and saved 40 of them in 65 minutes Monday. The 2012-13 Vezina Trophy winner hasn't been very good this season but he's shown he's capable of putting together a long run of success.
Matt Calvert, LW1/6/2014 2:05:00 PM
Description: Columbus winger Matt Calvert, on injured reserve due to a shoulder injury, could return by Friday, according to a Columbus Dispatch report.
Insight: He had four goals and four assists in 17 games before the injury, but his track record to date hasn't shown much for fantasy owners.
Nathan Horton, RW1/2/2014 4:58:00 PM
Description: Nathan Horton (shoulder) will make his Blue Jackets debut Thursday against the Coyotes, according to Jeff Rimer of foxsportsohio.com.
Insight: Columbus signed Horton to a seven-year deal in July but he had to undergo surgery on his shoulder. He had 13 goals and 22 points in 43 regular season games with Boston last season and came up with 19 points (seven goals) in 22 postseason games. The 28-year-old had 45-62 points in every season from 2005-06 to 2010-11 and also has 1,354 SOG and 543 PIM in 591 career games, so he has good fantasy value.
Nathan Horton, RW12/26/2013 6:30:00 PM
Description: The Blue Jackets' plan is to activate right wing Nathan Horton sometime in early January. SOURCE: Columbus Dispatch
Insight: He hasn't played since undergoing shoulder surgery in the offseason. Horton contributed 13 goals and nine assists for Boston during the lockout-shortened 2013 campaign.
Artem Anisimov, CHot12/23/2013 9:36:00 PM
Description: Columbus center Artem Anisimov has six points in his last six games.
Insight: He had one goal and one assist Monday for his first multi-point game since Oct. 27. The 25-year-old has 10 goals, 18 points and 72 SOG through 37 games.
Ryan Johansen, CHot12/23/2013 9:35:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen scored his 15th goal of the season Monday against the Hurricanes.
Insight: The 21-year-old former fourth overall pick has nine goals and 17 points over his last 14 games. Johansen has 30 points and 103 SOG in 37 games this season.
Marian Gaborik, RW12/23/2013 10:24:00 AM
Description: Columbus right wing Marian Gaborik will need two months to recover from the broken collarbone he suffered in Saturday's win over Philadelphia. SOURCE: Columbus Dispatch
Insight: Gaborik has played just once in the last five weeks. He scored 41 goals for the Rangers in his last full season so Gaborik should be productive when he's healthy again. In the mean time, fantasy owners are just going to have to hang in there and wait this thing out.
Ryan Johansen, CHot12/21/2013 10:21:00 PM
Description: One game after his nine-game points streak came to an end, Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen tallied two goals on five shots Saturday against the Flyers.
Insight: The 21-year-old former fourth overall pick has broken out with eight goals and 16 points over his last 13 games. Johansen has 14 goals, 29 points and 100 SOG in 36 games.
Marian Gaborik, RW12/21/2013 8:27:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets right wing Marian Gaborik broke his collarbone Saturday against the Flyers in his first game back from a knee sprain that kept him out for 17 games.
Insight: Gaborik will be out indefinitely. He was hurt after taking a hit from Philadelphia's Zac Rinaldo on his fourth shift of the game, according to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch.
Derek MacKenzie, C12/21/2013 1:43:00 PM
Description: Columbus center Derek MacKenzie is expected to miss a game or two with a lower body injury.
Insight: MacKenzie doesn't hold much fantasy value as he has three points in 28 games.
Marian Gaborik, RW12/20/2013 5:43:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets right wing Marian Gaborik (knee) was activated from injured reserve Friday and is expected to play Saturday, according to bluejackets.nhl.com.
Insight: Gaborik has been out with a knee sprain since Nov. 14 and missed the last 17 games.
James Wisniewski, D12/20/2013 5:42:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski (upper body) should return Saturday after being activated from injured reserve.
Insight: Wisniewski has two goals and 18 points with 56 SOG in 28 games this season. He's missed the last six games.
Cam Atkinson, RW12/19/2013 9:40:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson scored one of Columbus' four goals Thursday at Philadelphia.
Insight: Atkinson set a new career high with his 10th goal of the season. He also has eight assists and 106 SOG in 35 games.
Marian Gaborik, RW12/18/2013 8:51:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets right wing Marian Gaborik (knee) is expected to return Saturday at home against the Flyers, according to Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch.
Insight: Gaborik has been out with a knee sprain since Nov. 14. He was given a timetable of 4-6 weeks when he went down. He'll miss his 17th straight game Thursday at Philadelphia.
James Wisniewski, D12/18/2013 8:47:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski (upper body) will not play Thursday but he is expected to play Saturday against Philadelphia, according to Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch.
Insight: Wisniewski has two goals and 18 points with 56 SOG in 28 games this season. He'll miss his sixth straight game Thursday.
Marc Methot, D12/15/2013 10:33:00 AM
Description: Columbus Blue Jackets defensman Marc Methot is questionable for Monday's game against St. Louis with flu-like symptoms
Insight: Methot is mainly a defensive defenseman, but does have seven points in 31 games.
Ryan Johansen, CHot12/14/2013 9:46:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen extended his points streak to eight games with a goal Saturday against St. Louis.
Insight: The 21-year-old former fourth overall pick has scored six goals and 13 points over his last 10 games and has 26 points (12 goals) in 33 games this season.
Marian Gaborik, RW12/14/2013 5:22:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets right wing Marian Gaborik (knee) participated in the morning skate Saturday and said a return next week is a possibility, according to the Columbus Dispatch.
Insight: Gaborik has been out with a knee sprain for a month. He was given a timetable of 4-6 weeks when he went down.
Curtis McElhinney, G12/12/2013 10:20:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets goalie Curtis McElhinney left Thursday's game after suffering a lower body injury in the first period. SOURCE: Katie Strang, ESPN
Insight: Mike McKenna filled in for him and got the win, his fifth of the season. If McElhinney can't go Saturday against St. Louis, McKenna would get another start between the pipes.
James Wisniewski, D12/12/2013 12:10:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski is doubtful for Thursday's game against the NY Rangers due to an upper-body injury.
Insight: Wisniewski has two goals and 18 points with 56 SOG in 28 games this season.
Cam Atkinson, RW12/11/2013 11:12:00 AM
Description: Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson had four points (two goals, two assists) and four SOG Tuesday against the Devils.
Insight: Atkinson has tied a career high with nine goals this season. He also has seven assists and is averaging 3.1 SOG per game.
Brandon Dubinsky, C12/11/2013 11:08:00 AM
Description: Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky had a huge game Tuesday against the Devils, notching a goal, three assists, six SOG and a +3.
Insight: Dubinsky didn't have much chance to contribute on the scoreboard Monday at Pittsburgh because he spent 20 minutes in the penalty box. The 27-year-old has six goals, 20 points, 62 PIM, 59 SOG and a +5 in 25 games this season and should be owned in all leagues that count penalty minutes.
James Wisniewski, D12/10/2013 12:03:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski missed Monday's game against Pittsburgh due to an upper-body injury and is expected to be out for a few more days.
Insight: Wisniewski has two goals and 18 points with 56 SOG in 28 games this season, but he's on a five-game scoring drought.
James Wisniewski, D12/9/2013 11:47:00 AM
Description: Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski will miss Monday's game against Pittsburgh due to an upper-body injury.
Insight: Wisniewski has two goals and 18 points with 56 SOG in 28 games this season, but he's on a five-game scoring drought.
Jan Hejda, D12/8/2013 11:03:00 PM
Description: Colorado defenseman Jan Hejda is expected to be out about two weeks while rehabbing a sprained knee.
Insight: Hejda has nine points in 26 games, but the fantasy-worthy part of his game is a stunning +17 rating.
James Wisniewski, D12/7/2013 3:55:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski will miss at least two games due to an upper-body injury, according to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch.
Insight: Wisniewski has two goals and 18 points with 56 SOG in 28 games this season, but he's on a five-game scoring drought.
Curtis McElhinney, G12/6/2013 9:38:00 PM
Description: Columbus goaltender Curtis McElhinney picked up his third career shutout Friday against Minnesota.
Insight: The journeyman netminder was pushed into starting duty following Sergei Bobrovsky's groin injury. He's 2-3-1 with a 2.02 GAA and a .932 SV% this season but isn't likely to maintain his production.
Nick Foligno, LW12/6/2013 9:35:00 PM
Description: Columbus left wing Nick Foligno scored a goal for the third time in the last four games Friday against the Wild and also had one assist.
Insight: Foligno has produced eight goals and 16 points in 23 games this season after a down year in 2012-13.
R.J. Umberger, C12/6/2013 9:32:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets left wing R.J. Umberger had his first multi-point game since Oct. 20 Friday against the Wild.
Insight: Umberger scored a goal and had one assist, two SOG and four PIM in the 4-0 win. The 31-year-old has seven goals, 16 points and 54 SOG in 29 games this season, which puts him on pace for a 45-point season.
Sergei Bobrovsky, G12/4/2013 5:01:00 PM
Description: Columbus netminder Sergei Bobrovsky has a strained groin and will miss the next 4-5 weeks, according to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch.
Insight: Bobrovsky suffered the injury Tuesday against Tampa Bay. The 2012-13 Vezina Trophy winner has gone just 10-11-2 with a 2.72 GAA and a .909 SV% this season, but he's still a big loss for fantasy owners and the Blue Jackets. Curtis McElhinney will fill in between the pipes.
Sergei Bobrovsky, G12/4/2013 9:40:00 AM
Description: Columbus netminder Sergei Bobrovsky left Tuesday night's game with a leg injury. SOURCE: Shawn Mitchell, Columbus Dispatch
Insight: He saved all 18 shots he faced before exiting. Curtis McEhlinney came in to relieve Bobrovsky and will likely get the start again Friday when the Blue Jackets host Minnesota.
Brandon Dubinsky, C12/2/2013 7:15:00 PM
Description: The Blue Jackets activated center Brandon Dubinsky from injured reserve on Monday. SOURCE: BlueJackets.com
Insight: Dubinsky missed roughly two weeks with a bruised foot. Make sure he's back in your lineup Tuesday when Columbus hosts Tampa Bay.
Ryan Johansen, CHot11/30/2013 9:41:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen finished November with four goals, six points and 15 SOG in his last four games of the month.
Insight: The 21-year-old former fourth overall pick has broken out with 10 goals, 19 points and 76 SOG this season.
Brandon Dubinsky, C11/30/2013 6:35:00 PM
Description: Columbus center Brandon Dubinsky (foot) skated Saturday morning but he won't play against the Bruins.
Insight: According to the Columbus Dispatch, Dubinsky may return Tuesday against Tampa Bay. He hasn't played since Nov. 19.
Curtis McElhinney, G11/30/2013 6:07:00 PM
Description: Columbus backup goaltender Curtis McElhinney will defend the cage Saturday at Boston.
Insight: McElhinney is playing his first game since Nov. 19. He's 1-2-1 with a 2.32 GAA and a .923 SV% this season.
Nikita Nikitin, D11/29/2013 10:59:00 AM
Description: Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin is questionable for Friday's game against Edmonton due to a lower body injury.
Insight: Nikitin has a goal and five assists in 18 games this season. He had 32 points with 103 SOG in 61 games in 2011, but his pace slowed last season scoring just nine points in 38 games.
Derek MacKenzie, C11/29/2013 10:55:00 AM
Description: Columbus center Derek MacKenzie is on injured reserve due to a strained back.
Insight: MacKenzie doesn't hold much fantasy value as he has three points in 23 games.
Sergei Bobrovsky, G11/25/2013 10:21:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky (18 saves) earned his first shutout of the season Monday against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: It was Bobrovsky's fifth career shutout. He had lost two of his previous three outings so it's good to see Bobrovsky getting back on track.
Ryan Johansen, C11/25/2013 10:18:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen filled up the stat sheet in Monday's shutout win over Toronto.
Insight: He finished with a pair of goals and an assist. Monday was Johansen's first two-goal game since December 22, 2011. He needs just one more goal to tie his career-high (nine).
James Wisniewski, D11/25/2013 3:20:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski (illness) is probable for Monday's game against Toronto.
Insight: Wisniewski has been a fantastic contributor on the blue line this season, posting two goals, 14 assists, 25 PIM and 48 SOG in 22 games.
Brandon Dubinsky, C11/25/2013 3:18:00 PM
Description: Columbus center Brandon Dubinsky (foot) is expected to miss Monday's game against Toronto.
Insight: Dubinsky missed Wednesday's game with a bruised foot and is heading back to Columbus for treatment.
James Wisniewski, D11/22/2013 5:21:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski (illness) is not expected to play Friday, according to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch.
Insight: Wisniewski has been a fantastic contributor on the blue line this season, posting two goals, 14 assists, 25 PIM and 48 SOG in 22 games. He should be back for Columbus' next game on Monday.
Brandon Dubinsky, C11/22/2013 5:20:00 PM
Description: Columbus center Brandon Dubinsky (foot) will miss at least the next two games, according to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch.
Insight: Dubinsky missed Wednesday's game with a bruised foot and is heading back to Columbus for treatment. He'll miss the final two games of the Blue Jackets' road trip.
Brandon Dubinsky, C11/21/2013 2:03:00 PM
Description: Columbus center Brandon Dubinsky sat out the third period Tuesday night after injuring his foot, missed Wednesday's game and is questionable for Friday's game against Vancouver.
Insight: It sounded like just a bruise, but he did sit out one game so perhaps ita a bit more serious. Fantasy owners want him and his 15 points in 21 games and 40 PIM back on the ice as soon as possible.
Brandon Dubinsky, C11/20/2013 10:34:00 AM
Description: Columbus center Brandon Dubinsky sat out the third period Tuesday night after injuring his foot. SOURCE: Columbus Dispatch
Insight: It sounds like it's just a bruise. The Blue Jackets were getting blown out, which may have had something to do with Dubinsky not returning to the ice. It will be interesting to see if Dubinsky is able to suit up Wednesday when Columbus travels to Calgary for a matchup with the Flames.
Marian Gaborik, RW11/15/2013 8:48:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets right wing Marian Gaborik is slated to miss the next 4-to-6 weeks with a sprained knee. SOURCE: BlueJackets.com
Insight: It's bad news for the Blue Jackets, who rank 20th out of 30 teams in scoring. So far, Gaborik has five goals and six helpers in 17 games this season.
Matt Calvert, LW11/14/2013 11:35:00 AM
Description: Columbus winger Matt Calvert, on injured reserve after abdominal surgery, practiced Monday, according to a Columbus Dispatch report.
Insight: He was pointless in the first three games this season after posting nine goals and seven assists in 42 games last season. Fantasy owners should look elsewhere for winger help.
Derek MacKenzie, C11/14/2013 11:32:00 AM
Description: Columbus center Derek MacKenzie is doubtful for Thursday's game against Boston due to back spasms.
Insight: MacKenzie doesn't hold much fantasy value as he has one point in 16 games.
Nick Foligno, LW11/14/2013 11:30:00 AM
Description: Columbus left wing Nick Foligno missed Tuesday's game against Washington while dealing with a family issue, but is probable for Thursday's game against Boston.
Insight: Foligno newborn daughter has a heart condition, so being in and out of the lineup could be the order of the day for a while. He has six points and a +3 rating in 11 games.
Brandon Dubinsky, CHot11/12/2013 10:02:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky has two goals and seven points during a four-game scoring streak.
Insight: Dubinsky has two goals and five points over his last two games and 15 points in 17 games this season. He also has contributed 34 PIM and 43 SOG, making him one of the top all-around producers in fantasy.
Nick Foligno, LW11/12/2013 1:38:00 AM
Description: Columbus left wing Nick Foligno will miss Tuesday's game against Washington while dealing with a family issue.
Insight: Foligno newborn daughter has a heart condition, so being in and out of the lineup could be the order of the day for a while. He has six points and a +3 rating in 11 games.
Sergei Bobrovsky, GCold11/7/2013 6:00:00 PM
Description: Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky will return to the net Thursday against the Rangers.
Insight: Bobrovsky hasn't played the last two games after getting pulled out of Friday's game against the Penguins. Last year's Vezina winner is 4-7-0 with a 2.79 GAA and a .910 SV%.
R.J. Umberger, C11/7/2013 11:56:00 AM
Description: Columbus Blue Jackets winger R.J. Umberger is questionable for Thursday's game against the NY Rangers.
Insight: Umberger is dealing with a neck issue. He's got two goals and six assists in 14 games.
Nick Foligno, LW11/7/2013 11:54:00 AM
Description: Columbus left wing Nick Foligno is questionable for Thursday's game against the NY Rangers while dealing with a family issue.
Insight: Foligno newborn daughter has a heart condition. He has six points and a +2 raing in 10 games.
Nathan Horton, RW11/6/2013 6:06:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets winger Nathan Horton (shoulder) skated Wednesday for the first time since June, according to the Columbus Dispatch.
Insight: The MRI on Horton's left shoulder Tuesday yielded positive results. "The doctors here looked at it and it looks really good," Horton said. "It looks like we’re on track still and that’s the good news that we wanted. I can’t read the thing, but you can see that it’s healing or healed and I think they got the news that they wanted." Horton is about 30-45 days away from returning.
Curtis McElhinney, G11/5/2013 6:12:00 PM
Description: Columbus backup goaltender Curtis McElhinney will start a second straight game Tuesday against Ottawa.
Insight: There's been no word of an injury for Sergei Bobrovsky, so it's likely the team is just giving the 2012-13 Vezina Trophy winner some extra rest after pulling him Friday at Pittsburgh. The 30-year-old McElhinney is 1-1-0 with a 1.55 GAA and a .949 SV% in three games (two starts) this season.
Curtis McElhinney, G11/2/2013 2:40:00 PM
Description: Columbus backup goaltender Curtis McElhinney will start Saturday against the Penguins.
Insight: McElhinney has played just two games and 96 minutes this season behind Sergei Bobrovsky. He's 1-0-0 with a 1.25 GAA and a .962 SV%, but he can be avoided against the high-powered Penguins.
Derek MacKenzie, C11/1/2013 11:00:00 AM
Description: Columbus center Derek MacKenzie is probable for Friday's game against Pittsburgh with a lower body injury.
Insight: playing on the fourth line, MacKenzie doesn't hold much fantasy value as his zero points in the first 10 games will atest.
Boone Jenner, C10/27/2013 11:23:00 AM
Description: Columbus center Boone Jenner will miss Sunday's game against Anaheim with a leg injury.
Insight: The 20-year-old rookie has two goals in nine games, but hasn't yet gotten enough ice time to be of value to fantasy owners.
Sergei Bobrovsky, G10/25/2013 10:29:00 PM
Description: Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky blocked 23 of the 25 shots Toronto sent his way Friday in a 4-2 win.
Insight: Bobrovsky has had an up-and-down start to the season, allowing two goals or less in six games but four goals in three. Last year's Vezina winner is 4-5-0 with a 2.44 GAA and an impressive .921 SV% this season.
Brandon Dubinsky, C10/25/2013 10:04:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky had two points for the second straight game Friday against Toronto.
Insight: Dubinsky has posted one goal and one assist in each of the last two games, giving him three goals and seven points in 10 games. Given his PIM contributions (15 PIM this season, 76 in 29 games last season), if Dubinsky can continue to score at this pace he'll have significant fantasy value.
Ryan Murray, D10/25/2013 10:01:00 PM
Description: Columbus defenseman Ryan Murray scored his first career goal Friday against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: Murray played in his 10th game of the season Friday, which caused the first year of his entry-level contract to kick in. That means he won't be returned to junior hockey. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 draft has two points this season.
Ryan Murray, D10/25/2013 4:54:00 PM
Description: According to the Columbus Dispatch, the first year of Columbus defenseman Ryan Murray's entry-level contract will kick in Friday when he plays his 10th game of the season.
Insight: Murray said that GM Jarmo Kekalainen told him that he should "get a place," which means the team isn't sending him back to the WHL. Murray, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, has one point in nine games this season and isn't currently on the fantasy radar.
Cody Bass, C10/25/2013 10:55:00 AM
Description: Columbus center Cody Bass is skating, but has yet to be cleared for contact so is still not close to returning.
Insight: Bass has no fantasy value having scored 5 points in 48 games.
Brandon Dubinsky, C10/22/2013 10:26:00 PM
Description: Columbus center Brandon Dubinsky had one goal, one assist, four SOG, two PIM and a +3 Tuesday against New Jersey.
Insight: Talk about filling up the stat sheet. Dubinsky can rack up the PIM -- he has 15 in nine games -- but he also should post 45-50 points if he stays healthy.
James Wisniewski, D10/22/2013 10:25:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski (illness), who was a game-time decision Tuesday against the Devils, ended up playing 19:08 and scoring three points.
Insight: Wisniewski scored his first goal of the season and added his fifth and sixth assists while taking three SOG.
Cam Atkinson, RW10/22/2013 10:19:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson scored his third goal of the season Tuesday against New Jersey.
Insight: Atkinson has five points in his first nine games. He's also averaging 3.7 SOG per game, so the scoring potential is there if he can improve his shot percentage.
James Wisniewski, D10/22/2013 5:22:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski will be a game-time decision Tuesday against the Devils due to an illness.
Insight: Wisniewski has four assists in eight games this season.
Boone Jenner, C10/17/2013 10:36:00 PM
Description: Columbus center Boone Jenner scored his first two goals of the season Thursday in a loss to Montreal.
Insight: They were actually the first two goals of Jenner's career. The 20-year-old's next chance to score will come Saturday against the Capitals.
Marian Gaborik, RW10/17/2013 7:08:00 PM
Description: Columbus right wing Marian Gaborik was a late scratch Thursday versus Montreal. SOURCE: Columbus Dispatch
Insight: Gaborik had the flu earlier this week and it looks like he's still feeling a little under the weather. There's a good chance he returns to the lineup Saturday at Washington.
Matt Calvert, LW10/17/2013 1:48:00 PM
Description: Columbus winger Matt Calvert is on injured reserve and expected to miss 6-8 weeks after abdominal surgery.
Insight: He was pointless in the first three games this season after posting nine goals and seven assists in 42 games last season.
Marian Gaborik, RW10/15/2013 4:54:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets winger Marian Gaborik will be a game-time decision Tuesday due to flu-like symptoms, according to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch.
Insight: He's expected to join his teammates in Detroit Tuesday after staying back Monday, but the team will wait until game time to see how he's feeling.
Brandon Dubinsky, C10/10/2013 10:21:00 PM
Description: Columbus center Brandon Dubinsky scored his first goal of the season Thursday against the Sabres.
Insight: Dubinsky has racked up a ton of penalty minutes in his career (he had 76 in just 29 games last season) but he also has four 40-point seasons on his resume and had 20 points in 2012-13. He has one goal and three assists through three games this year.
Cam Atkinson, RW10/10/2013 10:19:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson scored one of Columbus' four goals Thursday at Buffalo.
Insight: Atkinson also had an assist, giving him three points in three games this season. The 24-year-old is a mid-level fantasy forward in 12-team leagues.
Marian Gaborik, RW10/10/2013 10:16:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets winger Marian Gaborik had a big night Thursday against the Sabres, scoring a goal, picking up two assists, taking five shots and finishing with a +2 differential.
Insight: That gives Gaborik two goals and three assists in the first three games. He's certainly capable of more than the 0.57 ppg he scored last season now that he's out of former Rangers coach John Tortorella's system.
Boone Jenner, C10/10/2013 7:25:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner was a healthy scratch Thursday night.
Insight: Jenner started the season with Brandon Dubinsky and Marian Gaborik on the top line but was quickly demoted. The 20-year-old can be released in all fantasy leagues.
Sergei Bobrovsky, G10/5/2013 10:20:00 PM
Description: Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky rebounded from a shaky opening-game start to beat the Islanders in a shootout Saturday.
Insight: Bobrovsky gave up four goals on 30 shots Friday against the Flames but saved 28 of 30 shots Saturday as the Blue Jackets came back from a 2-0 deficit in the third period to get the 2012-13 Vezina Trophy winner his first victory of this season.
Boone Jenner, C10/5/2013 6:56:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner was moved off the team's top line after just three shifts Friday in the season opener. SOURCE: Columbus Dispatch
Insight: Jenner started with Brandon Dubinsky and Marian Gaborik but was cast onto other lines and saw his ice time dissipate as the game went on. He played just two shifts in the third period. Coach Todd Richards said he thought the game was moving too fast for Jenner.
Jack Johnson, D10/4/2013 10:12:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson had two points in the season opener Friday against the Flames.
Insight: Johnson scored a goal and had one assist in the game. The 26-year-old had five goals and 14 assists in 44 games last season. Ten goals and 25 assists should be doable for him this year.
Marian Gaborik, RW10/4/2013 10:06:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets winger Marian Gaborik had a goal and an assist Friday against the Flames in Columbus' season-opening loss.
Insight: Gaborik clashed with former Rangers coach John Tortorella and he had just nine goals and 10 assists in 35 games before being traded to Columbus last season. He had three goals and eight points in 12 games with the Blue Jackets. Fantasy owners can expect 65 points out of Gaborik this season.
Fedor Tyutin, D10/4/2013 5:18:00 PM
Description: Columbus defenseman Fedor Tyutin (lower body) will miss the season opener Friday night, according to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch.
Insight: Tyutin is also questionable for Saturday's game in New York against the Islanders. The blueliner suffered a lower-body injury at Wednesday's practice. With Tyutin out, 2012 No. 2 overall pick Ryan Murray will see more action.
Dalton Prout, D10/4/2013 11:20:00 AM
Description: Columbus defenseman Fedor Tyutin is questionable for Friday's game against Calgary a lower-body injury.
Insight: Tyutin is a nice low-end fanrasy defenseman who will consistently post 25-35 points and put up 100 plus shots.
Nikita Nikitin, D10/4/2013 11:19:00 AM
Description: Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin is questionable for Friday's game against Calgary due to illness.
Insight: Nikitin practiced on Tuesday and has a good chance to be ready for Friday's season opener. He had 32 points with 103 SOG in 61 games in 2011, but his pace slowed last season scoring just nine points in 38 games.
Curtis McElhinney, G10/4/2013 11:16:00 AM
Description: Columbus backup goaltender Curtis McElhinney is questionable for Friday's game against Calgary with a lower body injury.
Insight: McElhinney has little fantasy value behind last year's Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky.
Jared Boll, RW10/4/2013 11:15:00 AM
Description: Columbus Blue Jackets enforcer Jared Boll is expected to miss Friday's game against Calgary with an upper body injury.
Insight: Boll's fantasy value is one-dimensional with just six points in 43 games last season, but 100 penalty minutes.
Boone Jenner, C9/22/2013 11:27:00 AM
Description: According to the Columbus Dispatch, 20-year-old forward Boone Jenner is expected to start the season on the Blue Jackets top line with Brandon Dubinsky and Marian Gaborik.
Insight: Jenner has had a great training camp. However, as a rookie he'll have his ups and downs and likely won't play on the first line all season. If he reaches 40 points it will be a nice surprise.
Nathan Horton, RW9/13/2013 1:42:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards indicated that newly signed winger Nathan Horton does not have a timetable for return from shoulder surgery, but most expect that to be no sooner than January.
Insight: Horton wasn't a big-time scorer for Boston over the last two seasons primarily due to injuries, but he's scored 20-or-more goals in six of his last eight seasons.


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