Harrington In, Nutivaara Out As Jackets Take on Flyers at Nationwide

By Jeff Svoboda on March 25, 2017 at 11:56 am
Scott Harrington returns for the CBJ
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With Oliver Bjorkstrand still out, the Blue Jackets will make one small tweak to the lineup for today's game vs. Philadelphia.

Rookie defenseman Markus Nutivaara will take a seat as Scott Harrington returns to the lineup, per head coach John Tortorella. Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky will also get the start for Columbus.

Nutivaara played the last two games for the Jackets, getting 14:39 of ice time in the loss to Toronto and just 11:19 as the Jackets fell in a shootout at Washington.

Harrington has played in 16 games this year, including back-to-back games over last weekend as the Jackets won at the New York Islanders and New Jersey.

Bobrovsky will start a second straight game after a masterful 44-save outing at Washington, while Bjorkstrand remains out after being boarded by Toronto's Roman Polak, who earned a two-game suspension.

Forward Lauri Korpikoski is also a scratch.

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