Training Camp Notebook (Sept. 26): Mark Recchi's First Day On The Job, Kirill Marchenko Is Back, And More From Blue Jackets Training Camp

By Coby Maeir on September 26, 2023 at 3:40 pm
Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Kirill Marchenko (86) skates against the Nashville Predators during the second period at Bridgestone Arena.
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The Blue Jackets take on the Blues in St. Louis on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET in the club's third preseason game. 

Here are the lines for the contest, according to's Jeff Svoboda:

Now it's time for notes from day five of Blue Jackets training camp.


  • Kirill Marchenko was a full participant in practice today after being listed as day-to-day with a back strain. He wasn't on the ice for the first three days of camp, but participated in morning skate on Sunday wearing a non-contact jersey. 
  • Mark Recchi, who the club added as an assistant coach Monday, was at practice Tuesday. 
  • Ivan Provorov did not participate in practice. 


  • "But most importantly for me, he's been in those players' shoes, [like] Johnny Gaudreau and Patrik Laine. You don't know how they feel every day going on the ice and I don't either, right? But Mark Recchi does, so when he speaks to them, there's a connection. He's been there. He's done that." - Pascal Vincent on the addition of Mark Recchi to the coaching staff.
  • "His offensive hockey sense is off the charts. He's strong on the puck. If you focus on him, he puts himself in a position [where] you feel like he's always in a good position to get the puck back or to get open." - Pascal Vincent on Jordan Dumais.
  • "It's really helpful, mentally." - Kirill Marchenko on spending time with his family.
  • "Movement is going to be a big thing. I know we've talked about that when it gets staggered, you're gonna have a tough time being successful." - Mark Recchi on the ingredients of a successful power play.
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