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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled goalie Mike McKenna from Springfield of the AHL as insurance in case Sergei Bobrovsky can't play on Friday because of the flu.
Bobrovsky, who has been sick this week, left Tuesday night after the first period of the Blue Jackets' 4-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings. Columbus is hosting Pittsburgh on Friday night.
The 30-year-old McKenna played in four games with the Blue Jackets earlier this season, going 1-1-1 with a 3.01 goals-against-average and .904 save-percentage.
He is tied for 11th in the AHL with 20 wins and is seventh with a 2.30 GAA and ninth with a save percentage of .920.
BEST OF MAXIM
Rookie? Not now. Not with 10 games left and every shift a cauldron filled with intensity, pressure, and physicality. No, if you're playing big minutes this time of the season, as Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner is, you're not a rookie anymore. Maybe insofar as your official NHL status, but that's it.
You could even make the case that Jenner hasn't looked like a...
Columbus backup goalie Curtis McElhinney had an idea what was coming.
Flash back to the Blue Jackets huge win over the visiting Detroit Red Wings Tuesday. There was a question as to whether Sergei Bobrvosky was going to start the game, because he started feeling ill the night before. As it turned out, Bob did make his 19th straight start. But he wasn't able to finish, which wasn...
Olympic silver medalist and Ohio native Kelli Stack was on hand for tonight's Blue Jackets-Penguins game at Nationwide Arena in Columbus.
The Team USA women's hockey forward took part in the honorary puck drop between Brandon Dubinsky and Sidney Crosby.
The Olympian tweeted about her excitement leading up to and throughout the game.
Unfortunatley, Stack wasn't able to...
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Beginning Friday night, the Blue Jackets embark on the final sixteen days of the regular season. Over the next two weeks, they will play 10 games, five on the road and five within the friendly confines. Ten in sixteen will determine if Columbus makes only their second playoff appearance.
Currently, the Blue Jackets occupy seventh place in the Eastern Conference...
Hartford, CT, March 28, 2014 – Darryl Boyce and J.F. Jacques had two goals apiece Friday night at the XL Center, leading the Springfield Falcons to a 6-1 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack.
Carter Camper and Cody Bass also scored for Springfield, which had lost four straight games in the season series to the Wolf Pack, and Patrick McNeill and Michael Chaput had two assists apiece...
The Columbus Blue Jackets are among four teams tied with 80 points battling for the Eastern Conference's wild-card spots.
from Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch,
The Blue Jackets, with 10 games remaining, were one of the two Eastern Conference teams in wild-card positions yesterday and one of four that began the day with 80 points. It doesn’t get much tighter.
The sky will fall with every loss, but only if the Blue Jackets let it, said Upper Arlington-based psychologist Jim Reardon...
By: Andy Hughes (@PensNation_Andy)
Beware of the Backup?
The Penguins will face backup goaltender Curtis McElhinney tonight in Columbus, which makes this the fifth consecutive game Pittsburgh will face a backup goaltender. Sergei Bobrovsky, the starting goaltender for the Blue Jackets had played in 19 straight games for Columbus, but is sick with the flu. In the Penguins’ previous...
Because it’s gotta happen one day. NHL.com:
“Penguins would clinch a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs if they get at least one point against the Columbus Blue Jackets.”
Toronto is in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh plays in Columbus.
Bobrovsky will not dress for the Blue Jackets, he has yet to recover from the flu.
Saturday, the Wings will play the Leafs in Toronto, Boston plays in Washington in an afternoon game and Columbus is in Carolina.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Ryan Johansen scored a power-play goal at 2:40 of overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Saturday night.
Artem Anisimov had a goal and an assist and Matt Calvert also scored to help the Blue Jackets earn an important two points in their push for the second playoff berth in club history and first since 2009.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Chris Kunitz and Beau Bennett scored goals 47 seconds apart midway through the third period and Marc-Andre Fleury made 35 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins clinched a playoff spot with a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.
James Wisniewski scored a power-play goal for Columbus with 3:06 left, with Pittsburgh hanging on as Fleury made huge...