Strong Display: Carson Meyer Giving Brad Larsen A Lot To Consider As Blue Jackets Preseason Winds Down

By Will Chase on October 3, 2022 at 10:15 am
Columbus Blue Jackets' Carson Meyer checks Buffalo Sabres' Peyton Krebs along the boards in the third period at Nationwide Arena.
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Carson Meyer is looking good so far in the middle of the preseason.

The Ohio native, and one-time AAA Blue Jacket and Ohio State Buckeye, has notched two goals so far during the preseason.

Ed Francis recently talked about fringe players trying to make the team or carve out spots for themselves. You can probably add Meyer to that list as among those players trying to gain an extra look and prove themselves as more than just fringe players.

Taken in the sixth round of the 2017 draft, the 25-year-old Meyer made his NHL debut last season, playing in 13 games and scoring three points (one goal, two assists).

In only his second game of the season last year, Meyer had himself a night to remember with his first career goal and first career multipoint game—one goal and one assist—in a 4-2 win at the Philadelphia Flyers. He accomplished all of that in just 9:10 of ice time.

In Saturday's 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals, Meyer scored at 12:03 to tie things up at one apiece in the first period. Meyer was able to emerge from the slot, find his spot, and fire the puck through Capitals' netminder Charlie Lindgren. Lindgren signed a three-year deal with the Capitals in July and the Blue Jackets will see more of him this season.

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