Brendan Gaunce is in for Jack Roslovic, Joonas Korpisalo Starts, and More from Morning Skate Ahead of the Blue Jackets' Clash with the Red Wings

By Coby Maeir on November 19, 2022 at 11:42 am
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The home stand continues against a former division foe.

News and Notes from morning skate


Brendan Gaunce slots in for Jack Roslovic, who is out tonight with an illness, Brad Larsen said. 

Larsen confirmed that Joonas Korpisalo will start tonight for the fifth time in six games.


The Blue Jackets recalled D Billy Sweezey from AHL Cleveland, bringing the number of healthy defensemen on the roster to seven ahead of this weekend's back-to-back. 

"I've got a decision to make here after warmup," Larsen said regarding whether or not Sweezey will make his NHL debut tonight. He's posted five assists in 14 AHL games this season.


  • Larsen on Kent Johnson playing on the third line after a brief stint on the first line in Thursday's game: "You put him on the top line and it doesn't go well, where does he go then?" Larsen emphasized patience with Johnson, saying he's "on the right path" and "there's lots of room for growth."
  • Red Wings head coach Derek Lalonde on how to defend Johnny Gaudreau: "You gotta check him. [If] a player like that gets time and space he's it's going to kill you. And those are special elite [players]."

The Blue Jackets take on the Red Wings at 7 p.m. ET at Nationwide Arena on Bally Sports Ohio and 105.7 FM Alternative. 

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