Kublakov was actually signed by the Utica Comets this off-season. It will be Kivlenieks, Berube and Thiessen likely competing for the three spots. It shouldn't be anywhere near as bad as it once was.
Overall it looks like the Blue Jackets are taking the approach to let their goalies develop to the best of their ability all over the world. VV, Tarasov Merzlikins and Thome are all promising but at different stages of development. It wouldn't be surprising to see each brought in, in consecutive years.