COLUMBUS – The Columbus Blue Jackets will be missing defenseman Fedor Tyutin for Game 3 of their Eastern Conference First Round series Monday against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Nationwide Arena (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, RDS, FS-O, ROOT).
Gibbons and Tyutin were injured Saturday during the Blue Jackets' 4-3 double overtime win that evened the series at 1-1.
Columbus, coming off the first postseason win in franchise history, will have wing Nick Foligno in the lineup after he sat the past seven games with a lower-body injury. Foligno had 18 goals in the regular season.
"He's going to come in and provide a little spark for us," Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said. "There's some different elements that Nick brings. Nick can play different ways based on the skill set. He's big. He can skate. He's got a physical edge to him."
Richards also said that Tyutin, out with an undisclosed injury, will be replaced by Dalton Prout, who was in and out of the lineup this season for his erratic play.
"He's proven to me, you saw it last year in big moments when he needed him, that he was a top four defenseman," Richards said. "He's a guy that has to come out and play a simple straight forward game. The one thing he does bring is size and strength and edge on the back end."
Penguins coach Dan Bylsma will choose between forwards Jayson Megna or Taylor Pyatt to fill in for center Brian Gibbons, who was injured in the first period after scoring an even strength goal and another shorthanded in the opening 4:24.
"He has that burst of speed that can change a game," Pittsburgh left wing Chris Kunitz said. "You saw that the last game. He had a couple of goals on a couple of shots in a couple of minutes."
Beau Bennett will likely be moved from the third line to the top one and play to the right of center Sidney Crosby with Kunitz on the other side.
Here are the projected lineups:
Chris Kunitz - Sidney Crosby - Beau Bennett
Jussi Jokinen - Evgeni Malkin - James Neal
Tanner Glass - Brandon Sutter - Lee Stempniak
Jayson Megna - Joe Vitale - Craig Adams
Brooks Orpik - Paul Martin
Rob Scuderi - Kris Letang
Olli Maatta - Matt Niskanen
Scratches: Tomas Vokoun, Derek Engelland, Robert Bortuzzo, Taylor Pyatt, Chris Conner
Injured: Pascal Dupuis (knee), Marcel Goc (foot), Brian Gibbons (undisclosed)
Boone Jenner - Ryan Johansen - Jack Skille
Matt Calvert - Brandon Dubinsky - Cam Atkinson
Nick Foligno - Artem Anisimov - RJ Umberger
Derek MacKenzie - Mark Letestu - Blake Comeau
Jack Johnson - David Savard
Ryan Murray - James Wisniewski
Nikita Nikitin - Dalton Prout
Scratched: Jeremy Smith, Nick Schultz, Corey Tropp, Jared Boll, Matt Frattin
Injured: Nathan Horton (abdominal surgery), Fedor Tyutin (undisclosed)