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Game roster & lineup: Oct. 8 at Pittsburgh

Jackets will use 'dress rehearsal' lines, pairings in preseason finale

by Rob Mixer @RobMixer /

John Tortorella said he would ice lineups that closely resemble his opening night group, and much like the Blue Jackets did Thursday against Boston, the same is expected Saturday in Pittsburgh.

The 3 p.m. tilt at PPG Paints Arena is the eighth and final exhibition game for Columbus, which is 3-4-0 to this point and looking to take one more step toward being "season ready" with opening night less than a week away.

Columbus will begin the game with these forward lines:

Boone Jenner - Brandon Dubinsky - Cam Atkinson

Brandon Saad - Sam Gagner - Nick Foligno

Scott Hartnell - Alexander Wennberg - Oliver Bjorkstrand

Matt Calvert - William Karlsson - Josh Anderson

And on defense:

Zach Werenski - Seth Jones

Ryan Murray - David Savard

Jack Johnson - Markus Nutivaara

The game begins at 3 p.m. and can be seen live on NHL Network. Bob McElligott has the call on CD 102.5 FM and also on App.

Goalies: Sergei Bobrovsky, Curtis McElhinney

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