Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Calgary Flames
Nationwide Arena | 7PM
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The Blue Jackets begin their 2013-14 season at relatively full strength, missing one of their regular forwards and potentially one of the top-four defensemen. Jared Boll, who suffered an upper body injury during training camp and only rejoined practice on Thursday, is not expected to play tonight for Columbus. Fedor Tyutin, injured during Wednesday's practice at Nationwide Arena, could play tonight but coach Todd Richards said more will be known after the morning skate. READ MORE
Here are the Blue Jackets projected lines: Jenner-Dubinsky-Gaborik, Letestu-Anisimov-Comeau, Calvert-Johansen-Atkinson, Umberger-MacKenzie-Foligno.
The defense pairs: Johnson-Prout, Murray-Wisniewski, Nikitin-Erixon/Savard.