News and Notes from Morning Skate Ahead of Islanders vs Blue Jackets

By Coby Maeir on March 24, 2023 at 11:26 am
Casey Cizikas moves around Erik Gudbranson in the Islanders vs. Blue Jackets game.
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The Blue Jackets (22-41-7) and Islanders (37-27-8) will battle for the fourth and final time this season Friday at Nationwide Arena at 7 p.m. ET on Bally Sports Ohio.


The club announced forward Patrik Laine will miss the next two-to-four weeks with a triceps strain. 

Blue Jackets head coach Brad Larsen said Michael Hutchinson (0-2-1, .875SV%, 4.17 GAA) will start in net tonight.


Lines and power-play units 

Below are the lines and power-play units for tonight's contest.


After beating the Washington Capitals, the Jackets will aim to win their second straight game against a divisional opponent tonight.