The Columbus Blue Jackets will use Boone Jenner at center in their first preseason game, in part because restricted free agent Ryan Johansen is not with the team.
"If Johansen’s here, we may have [Jenner] on the wing but we'd still be trying him at center," coach Todd Richards told the Blue Jackets website Saturday. "You take a player like that, a fierce competitor ... I haven't seen him take a draw yet, but I bet he takes a draw like he plays a game. You better be ready."
Jenner played most of his first NHL season as a wing. The Blue Jackets host the St. Louis Blues in the preseason opener.
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