News and Notes from Morning Skate Ahead of the Blue Jackets' Clash with the Montreal Canadiens

By Coby Maeir on November 17, 2022 at 11:35 am
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Blue Jackets de Columbus contre Canadiens de Montréal.

News & Notes from morning skate

Injury update

Blue Jackets head coach Brad Larsen said that Elvis Merzlikins will be out for one-to-two weeks and that Jake Bean is still being evaluated but it doesn't look good for him. Emil Bemstrom, who missed practice yesterday but participated in morning skate today, is a game-time decision, per Larsen.

Lineup changes

Larsen said that Jack Roslovic is back in the lineup after he was a healthy scratch for Tuesday night's win over the Flyers. Larsen also announced that Joonas Korpisalo will be the Blue Jackets' starting goaltender tonight. In four games this season, Korpisalo has posted a record of 3-2-1 with a .910SV% and a 3.69 GAA. 

Here are the projected lines for tonight's game:

With Bean out tonight, the power play has a different look. 


The Blue Jackets and Canadiens battle at 7 p.m. at Nationwide Arena. The game will be broadcast on Bally Sports Ohio and 97.1 FM The Fan.