Preseason Gamethread 8x: Jackets at Penguins
The final preseason game
Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh Penguins
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 4 PM EDT
TV: NHL Network
Radio: CD 102.5 FM
Today is the final preseason game for Columbus, and it looks to be another dress rehearsal like Thursday's game in Nashville. Brandon Dubinsky is expected to see his first action of the preseason, after recovering from offseason wrist surgery.
What I want to see in this game:
1. Continued success from the Panarin/Wennberg/Atkinson and Dubois/Foligno/BJORKSTRAND lines.
2. More clarity about who makes the bottom 6 forwards and bottom 2 defensemen.
3. Most importantly: NO INJURIES
Looks like Carlsson likely makes the roster over Nutivaara.
Glad to see Milano bumped up to the second line. Dubois' physicality could blend nicely with Dubi's and Calvert's on that checking line.
Is it a battle between Motte and Hannikainen? If so, this is Hannikainen's opportunity to make a last impression.