Columbus Blue Jackets: News Roundup – October 12th

LONDON, ON - MARCH 17: Kole Sherwood #92 of the Flint Firebirds skates against the London Knights during an OHL game at Budweiser Gardens on March 17, 2017 in London, Ontario, Canada. The Knights defeated the Firebirds 7-3. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
LONDON, ON - MARCH 17: Kole Sherwood #92 of the Flint Firebirds skates against the London Knights during an OHL game at Budweiser Gardens on March 17, 2017 in London, Ontario, Canada. The Knights defeated the Firebirds 7-3. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) /
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Both the Columbus Blue Jackets and Cleveland Monsters are making some changes early on in the season. While there haven’t been any major changes, there has been some of everything to this point.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have earned four points out of a possible six to start the season, and they hope that the next few games will be more of the same. With players like Boone Jenner and Jordan Schroeder getting closer to returning, it may be very well possible.

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Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reported that Cam Atkinson (family reasons) and Joonas Korpisalo (wisdom teeth) both missed practice yesterday. Cam was at practice today, so it is likely that he will be back for Friday’s game. Korpisalo is also expected to be ready whenever his next start comes.

The Cleveland Monsters have made a few roster transactions the past few days, according to theahl.com. They have loaned Ivan Kulbakov, Bobby McIntyre and Scott Savage to the ECHL. Meanwhile, the Columbus Blue Jackets also moved some players off of Cleveland’s roster by reassigning Jacob Graves to the ECHL and Kole Sherwood to the OHL.

The Blue Jackets still have high hopes for the undrafted forward Sherwood, as he will play one more season with the Flint Firebirds. Last season for Flint, he scored 33 goals and ended with a total of 85 points in 60 games.

According to Alison Lukan of The Athletic, Jordan Schroeder is expected to battle for a roster spot when he’s completely healthy. He has now practiced two days in a row after suffering an injury in the preseason.

With three games done out of the 82-game season, the Columbus Blue Jackets will certainly have many more moves to make in the coming months. Expect this season to be a bit of a trial in terms of transactions as the Blue Jackets have a lot of young players ready to fight for a roster spot as well as some hungry veterans hoping to finally stick with a team.