The Blue Jackets will get two of their steadier defensemen back in the lineup for tonight's Game 5.
Fedor Tyutin, who was rattled by two big hits in the first period of Game 2, and Ryan Murray, who missed Game 4 with a lower-body injury, will return tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Consol Energy Center.
To fit Tyutin and Murray in the lineup, Nick Schultz and Dalton Prout will be scratched.
Judging by the morning skate - a risky proposition this time of season - Tyutin will skate with Nikita Nikitin, while Murray will go back in with James Wisniewski. The No. 1 pair of Jack Johnson and David Savard appears intact.