Illness and Injuries, The Blue Jackets Can’t Catch A Break

Blue Jackets Scuffle With Islanders
Photo: Hector Urcia | Inside The Rink

The Columbus Blue Jackets made their sixth emergency recall in a week due to injuries on Friday, April 5.

  • Tyler Angle F
  • Cameron Butler F
  • Jake Christiansen D
  • Trey Fix-Wolanksy F

Have been assigned back to the Cleveland Monsters after their emergency loans.

  • Jet Greaves G
  • David Jiricek D
  • Nick Blankenburg D
  • Malcolm Subban G
  • Carson Meyer F
  • Mikkael Pyythia F
  • James Malatesta F

Have recently been added to the Blue Jackets roster on emergency recall. Brendan Gaunce F was added to the roster after his emergency recall.

The shuffle comes after many on the Blue Jackets roster are out due to injury and illness. An astonishing 10 players are sidelined. Listed below is the player, the date they have been out since, and then the reason why they are out.

  • Patrik Laine, December 14, 2023, Broken Collar Bone then Entered the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program.
  • Adam Fantilli, January 28, 2024, Leg
  • Kent Johnson, February 29, 2024, Shoulder
  • Yegor Chinakhov, March 12, 2024, Upper-Body
  • Sean Kuraly, March 13, 2024, Lower-Body
  • Adam Boqvist, March 14, 2024, Upper-Body
  • Boone Jenner, March 30, 2024, Family Matters
  • Elvis Merzlikins, March 31, 2024, Lower-Body
  • Daniil Tarasov, April 4, 2024, Upper-Body
  • Jake Bean, April 5, 2024, Broken Hand

Justin Danforth is back after suffering a concussion on March 7, he played in the game against the New York Islanders on April 4. Johnny Gaudreau was seen at practice on April 5 after missing the Islanders game due to illness.

The End Is Near

The Blue Jacket’s season is coming to a close on April 16. They have 6 games left in the season. At this point in the season, there is no hope of making the playoffs, but these games could help the team’s chemistry and morale. The team has hopes of finishing the season strong but it could be a tough battle. The missing players have given others a chance to play more minutes or to play in the NHL. Unfortunately, these moves have also affected the Cleveland Monsters, as they have just made a season record with 7 losses in a row. Maybe those who have been called up can find some success on the Blue Jackets.

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Lance Schrock

Credentialed Writer covering the Columbus Blue Jackets. Host of the BrewJackets Podcast.

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