Quarter Season Report Card for Columbus Blue Jackets Forwards: Part 1

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 15: Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Markus Hannikainen (37) reacts after scoring a goal in a game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Florida Panthers on November 15, 2018 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH.(Photo by Adam Lacy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 15: Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Markus Hannikainen (37) reacts after scoring a goal in a game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Florida Panthers on November 15, 2018 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH.(Photo by Adam Lacy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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Lukas Sedlak

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SUNRISE, FL – OCTOBER 11: Denis Malgin #62 of the Florida Panthers skates for possession against Lukas Sedlak #45 Columbus Blue Jackets at the BB&T Center on October 11, 2018 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images) /

Lukas Sedlak has become a regular on the fourth line for the Columbus Blue Jackets, logging 15 games so far this year. Although he is averaging a team low eight minutes of ice time per game, he has had some high and low moments so far.

Sedlak at times has looked like a defensively responsible forward that checks very hard and is a pest to the opponent. Exactly what you want from your fourth line.

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But then there are times, like in the most recent game against Toronto, where his inexperience shines and his mental errors cost the Jackets dearly. The yo-yo type performance may soon cost Sedlak his role on the fourth line for an AHL call up or Oliver Bjorkstrand, if Torts feels like playing him.

We don’t expect a ton from Sedlak but he hasn’t done what he needs to do to stay a regular on the fourth line. Or to get a solid grade for his performance thus far.

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