Originally posted on The Hockey Guys  |  Last updated 1/31/13
  By Joe Depto (@JoeDepto) Getty Images Once again this season, close wasn’t simply good enough for the Columbus Blue Jackets. On Tuesday, the Jackets lost 3-2 in a competitive game against the Minnesota Wild, squandering away a solid performance from CBJ netminder Steve Mason. In addition to coming up short on the offensive side of the ice, Columbus was hit hard with a series of injuries in their own end as well. Defensemen Nikita Nikitin (head) and Adrian Aucoin (lower-body) both left the game early, forcing the Blue Jackets to finish the game with just four defenseman. In the wake of a number of injuries, the Blue Jackets turn to call-ups from Springfield As a result of both Tyutin and Aucoin being injured, David Savard, who has been a healthy scratch in each of the Jackets’ games this season, will finally see ice time on Thursday night against the St. Louis Blues but it might not help their NHL odds. Savard won’t be the only new face on the Jackets’ blue line on thursday, howeve...
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