Columbus Blue Jackets
coach Scott Arniel
told reporters that rookie Ryan Johansen
will be in the lineup on Wednesday against the Colorado Avalanche
Johansen, the team's fourth overall choice in the 2010 Entry Draft, earned 8:46 of playing time in his NHL debut against the Nashville Predators
in the team's season-opener on Oct. 7. He totaled 40 goals and 92 points with the Portland WinterHawks of the Western Hockey League last season.
In other news out of Columbus, Arniel said that center Jeff Carter
is questionable with the flu.
"We'll see how he is when he comes back in this afternoon," Arniel told The Columbus Dispatch. "We just wanted to get him home, get him away from everybody and let him rest. We'll see if he's feeling better tonight."