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Blue Jackets' Nick Blankenburg: Still sidelined against Washington
Blankenburg (upper body) will be unavailable versus the Capitals on Tuesday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Blankenburg has been plagued by injuries this season, playing in just 15 games so far this year. In limited action, the blueliner has notched three goals and four assists while averaging 18:20 of ice time. With Adam Boqvist (upper body) also on the shelf, Gavin Bayreuther and Marcus Bjork figure to see significant upticks in ice time.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Nick Blankenburg: Not expected to play
Blankenburg (upper body) is not expected to be in the lineup for Saturday's game versus the Kraken, per Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda.
Blankenburg is slated to be out for the second straight game -- he also missed Friday's game in Vancouver. With Adam Boqvist (upper body) also out, the newly recalled Jake Christiansen will enter the lineup in a third-pairing role, while Tim Berni and Gavin Bayreuther figure to also pick up some of the slack. The Blue Jackets play once more before the All-Star break -- Tuesday versus the Capitals.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Nick Blankenburg: Missing Friday's contest
Blankenburg is dealing with an upper-body injury and will miss Friday's game against Vancouver, according to Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch.
Blankenburg is regarded as being day-to-day beyond Friday's contest. He has three goals and seven points in 15 games in 2022-23. Gavin Bayreuther, who has spent Columbus' last seven games as a healthy scratch, is projected to draw back into the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Nick Blankenburg: Collects two helpers Saturday
Blankenburg notched two assists, one on the power play, in Saturday's win over the Sharks.
Filling the secondary point role on Columbus' power play, the young defenseman whiffed on a one-timer from the blue line but fortunately had the puck trickle over to Patrik Laine, who found Johnny Gaudreau with a cross-ice pass for the Jackets' first goal of the game. Blankenburg's second helper was only a little more deliberate, as he disrupted a Sharks entry attempt behind his own net late in the third period and saw the puck wind up on Sean Kuraly's stick, who fired it the length of the ice for an empty-netter. Blankenburg has three goals and seven points through 13 NHL games this season in between injuries, and while Adam Boqvist is the team's top blueliner with the man advantage for now, his spot is far from secure.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Nick Blankenburg: Scores in defeat
Blankenburg scored a goal on five shots in Thursday' 5-2 loss to the Ducks.
Blankenburg beat Anthony Stolarz with a wrist shot from the circle, extending Columbus' lead to 3-0 at the end of the first period. It's Blankenburg's first goal since he returned from a 27-game stint on the IR with a broken ankle. The 24-year-old blueliner offers some long-term offensive upside, but it's hard to count on him to produce consistently while playing on Columbus' third pairing. He now has three goals and two assists in 12 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Nick Blankenburg: At practice Friday
Blankenburg (lower body) is at practice Friday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Blankenburg left Thursday's game late in the third period with an apparent injury, but is fine and back at practice. It was his first game back in just over two months as Blankenburg suffered a broken ankle Nov. 10. He has two goals and an assist in eight games this season.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Nick Blankenburg: Leaves late in game
Blankenburg (lower body) exited Thursday's game versus the Hurricanes late in the third period, but head coach Brad Larsen believes the defenseman will be fine, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
It looks like it's just an injury scare for Blankenburg, who played in his first game in two months after suffering a broken ankle in November. The Michigan native's status should be confirmed ahead of Saturday's game versus the Red Wings.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Nick Blankenburg: Will return Thursday
Blankenburg (broken ankle) was activated off the injured reserve list and will play Thursday versus Carolina, per the NHL media site.
Blankenburg is drawing into the lineup for the first time since Nov. 10. He has two goals and three points in seven games this season.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Nick Blankenburg: Resumes skating
Blankenburg (broken ankle) has resumed skating, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Blankenburg suffered the injury Nov. 10 and was expected to be out of action 6-8 weeks. It has already been seven-plus weeks since then, but there is still no timetable for his return. Blankenburg was playing on the top pairing at the time of his injury. He had two goals and three points in seven games before he was sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Nick Blankenburg: Breaks ankle Thursday
Blankenburg will be out of action for 6-8 weeks after fracturing his ankle Thursday.
Blackenburg had two goals and three points in seven games as the Blue Jackets lost their first defense pairing against the Flyers as Zach Werenski is likely out for the season with a separated shoulder and torn labrum.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Nick Blankenburg: Activated from injured reserve
Blankenburg (upper body) was activated from injured reserve Friday.
Blankenburg is with the Blue Jackets in Finland where they will play a pair of back-to-back games against Colorado starting Friday. He was injured Oct. 23 in a game against the Rangers. Blankenburg has a goal and an assist in four contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Nick Blankenburg: Lands on IR
Blankenburg (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
Blankenburg's listed as day-to-day, and this move is retroactive to Oct. 23, when he was injured in a game against the Rangers. He has one goal, one assist, eight shots on net, six blocks and 10 hits in four appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Nick Blankenburg: Isn't available Friday
Blankenburg (upper body) isn't expected to play Friday against Boston, per Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch.
Blankenburg also missed Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Arizona. Adam Boqvist drew into the lineup Tuesday in place of Blankenburg, but Boqvist is out now too with a broken foot. Consequently, Gavin Bayreuther will make his season debut on the third pairing with Erik Gudbranson.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Nick Blankenburg: Ruled out versus Yotes
Blankenburg (upper body) is considered day-to-day but won't be available to face Arizona on Thursday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Blankenburg was off to a decent start to the year, having notched one goal on eight shots, one assist and 10 hits in his first four contests. Once healthy, Blankenburg should be a near-lock to retake his place on the blue line. Until then, Adam Boqvist will rejoin the lineup after having been a healthy scratch in the previous four contests.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Nick Blankenburg: Suffers upper-body injury
Blakenburg left Sunday's game against the Rangers with an upper-body injury.
Blakenburg logged 7:59 of ice time prior to his exit. There was no update on his status after the contest, Jeff Svoboda of the Blue Jackets' official site reports. The 24-year-old defenseman was hurt in a collision with Rangers forward Kaapo Kakko. It's unclear at this time if he will be available to play Tuesday against Arizona.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Nick Blankenburg: Collects game-winning goal
Blankenburg scored the go-ahead goal Thursday as the Blue Jackets completed a third-period rally to down the Predators, 5-3.
Blankenburg, who entered Thursday with one goal in eight NHL games, benefited from the Predators twice failing to clear the puck out of their zone. The pinching 24-year-old defenseman received a cross-ice pass from Jakub Voracek and scored the eventual game-winner off a rising shot with 1:23 to go. The rookie also earned an assist on Johnny Gaudreau's goal that sparked the rally. It was Blankenburg's second career two-point game.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Nick Blankenburg: Looks good to go
Blankenburg (knee) is slated to participate with Group 3 at the Blue Jackets' training camp, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Blankenburg suffered a knee injury at the World Championship in May, but he's recovered from it during the offseason. The 24-year-old is on the roster fringe for the Blue Jackets and will likely need to show more than Ben Harpur to earn a roster spot.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Nick Blankenburg: Inks two-year deal
Blankenburg (knee) signed a two-year, $1.65 million contract with Columbus on Friday.
Blankenburg scored three points in seven games with the Blue Jackets last season after finishing a four-year career with the University of Michigan. The 24-year-old blueliner scored 29 points in 38 games there as a senior. He was injured while playing with Team USA at the World Championship but he's expected to compete for a bottom-four role during training camp.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Nick Blankenburg: Suffers injury at Worlds
Blankenburg (knee) was injured while playing for Team USA at the World Championship, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Blankenburg was able to shake off an upper-body injury prior to joining the national team, but his new knee injury will end his run at the tournament. Hedger adds the 24-year-old defenseman is expected to recovery fully by the time the Blue Jackets open training camp in September.... See More ... See Less
Blue Jackets' Nick Blankenburg: Invited to Worlds
Blankenburg (upper body) was named to the United States roster for the World Championship on Thursday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Blankenburg missed the final two games of the NHL season due to his upper-body injury but appears no worse for the wear. Looking ahead to next season, the youngster should be in contention for a spot on the Opening Night roster and could secure his place as a full-time NHL player next year.... See More ... See Less
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