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Game Preview #62 - YOU GUYS DAVID CLARKSON IS BACK

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FOR CEREAL

Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

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

Well, I should temper that headline. According to the team's Twitter feed, don't expect him in the lineup.

BUT HE'S BACK YOU GUYS. SERIOUSLY. YOU GUYS.

At any rate, the Anti-Tank Brought To You By Dan's Coffee MugTM remains in full force, as the club has points in 16 of 23 games, and the club is now in 14th (!) in the East and 25th (!!) in the league. Oh, the humanity!

At any rate, David Clarkson was activated from IR today as Justin Falk was sent down to the AHL via waivers. Whether this is a bit of pre-deadline housekeeping, who can say? Perhaps a surprise scratch will be in the offing tonight, though I don't know how Torts could tinker with the lineup that has been playing pretty darn well for a month.

Joonas Korpisalo gets the start after a much needed night off on Tuesday. Here's hoping he was able to take a breath. He was definitely looking fatigued, perhaps mentally more than anything.

Projected Lineups

Columbus Blue Jackets
(24-29-8, 56 Points; 8th division, 15th conference)

Boone Jenner Brandon Dubinsky Cam Atkinson
Scott Hartnell Alexander Wennberg Brandon Saad
Matt Calvert William Karlsson Nick Foligno
Rene Bourque Gregory Campbell Kerby Rychel
Ryan Murray Seth Jones
Jack Johnson David Savard
Fedor Tyutin Dalton Prout
Joonas Korpisalo
Curtis McElhinney

New Jersey Devils
(30-24-7, 67 Points; 5th Division, 9th Conference)

Sergey Kalinin Adam Henrique Lee Stempniak
Reid Boucher Travis Zajac Kyle Palmieri
Joseph Blandisi Jacob Josefson Tyler Kennedy
Tuomo Ruutu Stephen Gionta Jordin Tootoo
Andy Greene Adam Larsson
John Moore David Schlemko
Jon Merrill Damon Severson
Cory Schneider
Keith Kinkaid