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Projected lineup for Blue Jackets

Sunday, 03.03.2013 / 12:29 PM

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Projected lineup for Blue Jackets

Here is the lineup the Columbus Blue Jackets likely will use when they play the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday:

RJ Umberger - Ryan Johansen - Nick Foligno

Matt Calvert - Artem Anisimov - Cam Atkinson

Vinny Prospal - Mark Letestu - Derek Dorsett

Colton Gillies - Derek MacKenzie - Jared Boll

Fedor Tyutin - Nikita Nikitin

Tim Erixon - Adrian Aucoin

Dalton Prout - Cody Goloubef

Scratched: Nick Drazenovich

Injured: Brandon Dubinsky, James Wisniewski, Jack Johnson, John Moore

No word on who the starting goaltender could be. Steve Mason played Friday, stopping 30 of 34 shots in the Blue Jackets' 4-3 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. In 12 career games against the Avalanche, he's 4-6-2 with a 3.27 goals-against average and .891 save percentage. Sergei Bobrovsky has faced the Avs just twice in his career, going 1-1-0 with a 3.00 GAA and .891 save percentage.

Quote of the Day

We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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