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Preseason Lineup: Blue Jackets at Penguins

Columbus to play its second preseason game at its Metro rival Thursday

by Staff @BlueJacketsNHL /

Two days after Columbus opened the preseason with a 4-1 win in Nationwide Arena vs. Buffalo on Tuesday, the Blue Jackets will get back in action Thursday with their first road game.

The clash at Pittsburgh will be one of two times this preseason the Blue Jackets will play their Metropolitan Division rival, with the second coming Saturday when Columbus welcomes the Pens to Nationwide Arena for a 2 p.m. game. 

Columbus will play seven preseason games, including four at home, with later games coming Sept. 27 vs. New Jersey and Sept. 29 vs. St. Louis. 

The tentative roster for Thursday night's game at Pittsburgh is as follows.


10 - Alexander Wennberg

11 - Kevin Stenlund

14 - Gustav Nyquist

15 - Jakob Lilja

17 - Brandon Dubinsky

22 - Sonny Milano

29 - Zac Dalpe

37 - Markus Hannikainen

49 - Ryan MacInnis

50 - Eric Robinson

52 - Emil Bemstrom

56 - Marko Dano


4 - Scott Harrington

44 - Vladislav Gavrikov

53 - Gabriel Carlsson

58 - David Savard

59 - Ryan Collins

84 - Anton Karlsson


31 - Veini Vehvilainen

90 - Elvis Merzlikins

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