The Blue Jackets "need More" from Jack Roslovic

By Coby Maeir on November 16, 2022 at 1:45 pm
Jack Roslovic
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A healthy scratch.

That's what Jack Roslovic was in Tuesday night's win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

“Him and I had a real, I’d say, candid talk this morning,” Brad Larsen said at practice on Monday. “I need more.”

Not only does Larsen need more from him, but the entire team also does as well, especially given the number of injuries that have decimated this team. 

In 14 games this season, Roslovic has scored 1-5--6. Not great on the surface, but also not bad enough to warrant being healthy scratched. 

However, he leads all Blue Jackets forwards in defensive zone giveaways and has the third most giveaways, according to

Some of the giveaways have not hurt the Jackets, but some, like the giveaway he had at Carolina, have.

Roslovic signed a two-year/$4M AAV extension this summer with the expectation that he would take that “next step,” whatever that means. So far, he has done anything but that.

He needs to be better, plain and simple. Or else he’ll continue to be a healthy scratch.

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