Monday, September 17, 2018 - 7:00 EST
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
TV: Fox Sports G0 or BlueJackets.com; Radio: 1460 AM
Opponent’s Blog: Die By the Blade
Columbus Blue Jackets (0-0-0)
Buffalo Sabres (0-0-0)
It’s here! It’s finally here! After a long, worrisome offseason we finally get to watch a hockey game again. Sure it’s just preseason, but I’ll take what I can get.
Tonight’s lineup for Columbus features a number of Blue Jackets regulars as well as some key pieces for this year’s Cleveland Monsters. The players I’m most intrigued to watch are Vitaly Abramov and Jonathan Davidsson. Each has a chance to play his way onto the roster with a standout preseason.
Also worth watching is how Markus Nutivaara and David Savard play together as the new second pairing.
On the Buffalo side, the Sabres roster was not available at the time of writing. Here’s hoping that #1 overall draft pick Rasmus Dahlin makes the trip.
Who is going to the game? I will be in attendance. If you can’t make it, be sure to follow me on Twitter for in-game commentary. I will have a full recap with my observations up late tonight or first thing tomorrow morning.
Columbus Blue Jackets
UPDATE: Here are the projected lines:
#CBJ lines and pairs (in no order)#cantmakeatypoifyouhandwriteit pic.twitter.com/0PwD0JWJiM— Alison (@AlisonL) September 17, 2018
This space will be updated when the roster is available.
UPDATE: Here is Buffalo’s roster (Thanks, Treffs!)
Here’s tonight’s lineup in Columbus. pic.twitter.com/mPaEJcyqxz— John Vogl (@BuffaloVogl) September 17, 2018