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Sergei Bobrovsky off IR... then back on IR. Whoops.

Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jackets vs. Capitals
7:00 PM -
Game Faceoff

That didn't take long.

Shortly after being activated from IR, Sergei Bobrovsky is... not playing tonight. And is back on IR. Retroactive to December 31. Welp dot gif.

Anton Forsberg will backup Curtis McElhinney... assuming his gear gets here in time. I mean. This team, amirite?

Not like they're playing anyone of note tonight.

/checks matchup, standings, and stats

Crap.

But hey, David Savard is off IR and may play tonight. Ryan Johansen is your third line center. What could possible go wrong?

Happy New Year. Meet the new boss / same as the old boss.

Projected Lineups

Columbus Blue Jackets
(14-22-3, 31 Points; 8th division, 16th conference)

Boone Jenner Brandon Dubinsky Cam Atkinson
Scott Hartnell Alexander Wennberg Brandon Saad
Gregory Campbell Ryan Johansen Nick Foligno
David Clarkson William Karlsson Rene Bourque
Jack Johnson Ryan Murray
Fedor Tyutin Dalton Prout
Justin Falk Kevin Connauton
Curtis McElhinney
Anton Forsberg

Washington Capitals
(28-7-2, 58 Points; 1st Division, 1st Conference)

Alex Ovechkin Nicklas Backstrom T.J. Oshie
Marcus Johansson Evgeny Kuznetsov Justin Williams
Jason Chimera Michael Latta Tom Wilson
Brooks Laich Zach Sill Andre Burakovsky
Karl Alzner Matt Niskanen
Dmitri Orlov Nate Schmidt
Taylor Chorney Connor Carrick
Braden Holtby
Philipp Grubauer