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Preseason Game 3x Preview: Penguins at Blue Jackets

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Will the roster start to take shape?

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Pittsburgh Penguins at Columbus Blue Jackets Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 7:00 PM EDT
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
TV: NHLNetwork; Streaming: FoxSports Go App or BlueJackets.com; Radio: 1460 AM
Opponents’ Blog: Pensburgh

Ugh, these guys again?

The Blue Jackets are back home, seeking their first win of the 2017 preseason. Remains to be seen if any of the Pens regulars will play, and if any Blue Jackets try to work out some playoff frustration tonight.

Soon the team will split into separate Cleveland and Columbus camps, so tonight is one of the last opportunities for certain players to earn an extended audition for the big club. Tonight’s lineup features many of those players straddling the cut line.

The most noteworthy starter: Sergei Bobrovsky, making his preseason debut.

None of Pittsburgh’s stars will play tonight, and only a handful of their regulars.

Projected Lineups

Columbus Blue Jackets

Milano - Dalpe - Abramov
Dubois - Sedlak - Foligno
Thurkauf - Camper - Motte
Hännikäinen - Mitchell - Scott

Harrington - Nutivaara
Somerby - Savard
Gaunce - Collins

Bobrovsky
Kivlenieks

Pittsburgh Penguins

Jay McClement
Bryan Rust
Scott Wilson
Greg McKegg
Tom Kuhnhackl
Daniel Sprong
Josh Archibald
Zach Aston-Reese
Adam Johnson
Teddy Blueger
Thomas Di Pauli
Freddie Tiffels
Sam Miletic

Chad Ruhwedel
Olli Maatta
Zach Trotman
Matt Hunwick
Jarred Tinordi
Derrick Pouliot
Chris Summers

Casey DeSmith
Antti Niemi