Another busy day at Nationwide Arena, but it was a blast.
We started a cool, crisp Saturday morning off with a crowd wrapped around the building waiting to get into the OhioHealth Ice Haus for on-ice practices and a scrimmage on the main ice. It was a great start to a fun day that saw a lot of storylines start to take shape - and we'll get more in-depth with those further down in the notebook.
First things first: the rosters are out for tomorrow's preseason opener against the Penguins, which is a 6 p.m. start at Nationwide Arena. Curtis McElhinney is the starting goaltender for the Blue Jackets and though a starter hasn't been named for Pittsburgh, the Penguins are bringing Marc-Andre Fleury (expected starter) and Jeff Zatkoff to Columbus.
There is a host of veterans dressing for the Blue Jackets, and you can find the entire playing roster at bluejackets.com/trainingcamp.
Alright, let's kick off the notebook...