PHILADELPHIA -- The early story for the Columbus Blue Jackets has been the number of players coming out of the lineup, mostly because of injuries.
Johnson will play his usual big-minute role while Bobrovsky will serve as the backup to Curtis McElhinney.
"It's big for us, getting a player like Jack back in the lineup," Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said after the morning skate. "Leadership, his physical presence, his talent; they're things that will help our hockey team. There's lots of things you miss not having Jack. The way that he plays the game, big and heavy and down low being able to shut down plays."