Dealing in Dallas

Tuesday, 01.22.2008 / 3:47 PM / Blogs
By Jeff Rimer  - Television play-by-play announcer

January 22

The Blue Jackets hope to get back to the win column tonight as they again meet the Stars here in Dallas. Saturday afternoon the Jackets deserved the two points but couldn't solve the netminding of Mike Smith who turned aside 29 of 30 shots in the 3-1 Dallas win. The Blue Jackets limited the Stars to 14 shots with a strong defensive effort that will be needed again tonight.

Smith incidentally, gets the nod again this evening over Marty Turco as Stars coach Dave Tippett rewards Smith for his effort Saturday... Pascal Leclaire goes again for Columbus.

As far as the rest of the lineup... Ron Hainsey will be a game time decision... and I fully expect him to play. He looked good on the ice this morning here in Dallas and as I said likely will go tonight.

Up front I was talking to my broadcast colleges this morning... I thought Andrew Murray looked real good here in practice yesterday and this morning and wouldn't be surprised to see him play tonight. I asked GM Scott Howson at practice yesterday if Murray, who joined the team here in Dallas Sunday, was cleared to play which Howson said he is, but to play tonight the Blue Jackets must clear a roster spot to activate him. They can do just that if they place Sergei Fedorov on IR. Feds has not played or practiced since getting rocked in Phoenix so those moves are a possibility. We will see tonight.

And this final note... the Blue Jackets made their second minor league trade on the Scott Howson watch... today dealing defenseman Darcy Campbell and Philippe Dupuis to Colorado for 29-year-old Mark Rycroft.

Rycroft will report to Syracuse. He has played 226 career NHL games... 21 goals, 25 assists for 46 points. Last season with the Avs the right winger scored six goals and added six assists and was a plus-3 in 66 games with Colorado.

 



*Throughout the season, AAA will bring you the Broadcaster's Blogs - "Davidge Dishes" and "Rimer Ramblings". The Columbus Blue Jackets broadcasters will try to keep you update on all the behind the scenes action through their blogs, especially when the Blue Jackets hit the road. The next road game is 1/24/08 @Chicago.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Johnson 1 1 1 0 2
D. MacKenzie 1 1 0 0 1
M. Letestu 1 1 0 1 1
B. Dubinsky 1 0 1 1 1
B. Jenner 1 0 1 -1 1
F. Tyutin 1 0 0 -1 0
J. Wisniewski 1 0 0 0 0
B. Comeau 1 0 0 -1 0
N. Nikitin 1 0 0 0 0
J. Skille 1 0 0 -1 0
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Bobrovsky 0 1 0 .875 4.07
 
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